GREEN BUILDING INITIATIVE™ BOARD MEMBER RECEIVES PASSIVE PIONEER AWARD FROM THE AMERICAN SOLAR ENERGY SOCIETY
Washington, DC (July 24, 2007) — Last week, Dr. Harvey Bryan, a member of the Green Building Initiative's Board of Directors and a professor in the School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture and School of Sustainability at Arizona State University, was presented with the Passive Pioneer Award by the American Solar Energy Society (ASES).
Established in 1979 by ASES to recognize men and women who have opened doors to new ideas with their foresight, innovative thinking, and creativity within the passive solar field, the Passive Pioneer award has been granted to esteemed individuals such as internationally-renowned architect and author Malcolm Wells, Professor Ralph Knowles and Founder of Architecture 2030 Edward Mazria. The winner is chosen annually by the ASES Solar Building Committee.
"We are pleased to see Dr. Bryan's tremendous work recognized by an organization such as the American Solar Energy Society," said Ward Hubbell, GBI President. "We join his friends and colleagues in congratulating him on this well-deserved achievement."
Dr. Bryan has served on the design faculties of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Harvard University. His research has received support from numerous public and private sponsors and he has authored more than 90 papers and articles on the interface between technology and the design of ecologically-responsible environments.
For more information about the GBI or a bio of Dr. Bryan, please visit www.thegbi.org.
ABOUT THE GREEN BUILDING INITIATIVE: The mission of the Green Building Initiative is to accelerate the adoption of building practices that result in energy-efficient, healthier and environmentally sustainable buildings by promoting credible and practical green building approaches. A not-for-profit education initiative, the GBI is supported by a broad cross section of organizations and individuals with an interest in residential and commercial construction.
ABOUT THE AMERICAN SOLAR ENERGY SOCIETY: The American Solar Energy Society (ASES) is the United States section of the International Solar Energy Society. ASES is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the development and adoption of renewable energy in all its forms, including: solar energy, wind energy, ocean energy, biofuels energy, geothermal energy, hydrogen energy, and energy efficiency. The organization also promotes the widespread near-term and long-term use of solar energy; organizes the National Solar Conference and National Solar Tour; publishes SOLAR TODAY magazine, Advances in Solar Energy, the Sunbeam online newsletter and policy statements; sponsors issue roundtables in Washington, D.C.; distributes solar publications; and organizes a Solar Action Network.