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Happy Holidays To The Better Building World

Happy Holidays to you all!

 

Well, its that time of the year. Tomorrow I am off to New York City to spend Christmas with family, so today I say goodbye to the blog for a week. This year has been an incredible journey for me and I hope to reflect at length during my trip. What a year for better building, right?

 

This year has been phenomenal. Personally, I have enlarged my practice, published a book, started a new business and had a my first child. Whew. I have been busy. So, its time to take a rest. For the next week I will shutdown the blog and focus on family. I hope that you will all get the chance to spend some additional time with your close ones this holiday season!

 

While I am away, I will begin retrospective on the year 2011. This year, the green building industry got better.

 

Better buildings? Sure, the Living Building Challenge made net zero building a realistic challenge. Better codes? I think so, though we still have to see how a long-version IgCC is received in localities. Better roads? Yep, as Greenroads expands across the nation and into foreign jurisdictions. Better law texts?  Thats up to you. A better generation?  The little guy has got me sold so far.

 

Enjoy your holiday season. When we get back its time to talk about what is ahead for building in 2012. Thanks to this article from ConstrucTech, I am already thinking about the prospects of contractor scores as a way of improving public contract procurement. Hmmm, something to chew on.

 

Happy Holidays!

 


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