Vermont’s McElroy receives Institute of Green Professionals Awards Highest Honor to Sustainability Leaders

first_imgThe Institute of Green Professionals (IGP) honored five individuals for their “extraordinary, outstanding and meritorious contributions to the sustainability sphere.” The Honorary Fellow designation (Hon. FIGP) was awarded to Adam Werbach; architect R. Nicholas Loope, FAIA; Eric A. Woodroof, Ph.D.; Vermonter Mark W. McElroy, Ph.D.; and Dr. Diana Balmori. According to IGP’s President, Grant W. Austin, the Institute is a “global education and credentialing membership group for professionals and academics in sustainable development, specifically architects, engineers, land planners, landscape architects, appraisers, IAQ experts, CSR specialists, accountants and attorneys.”Adam Werbach, author of Strategy for Sustainability, is widely known as one of the foremost experts in sustainability strategy. At age 23, Werbach was elected the youngest-ever President of the Sierra Club. As Global CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi S, Werbach guides the sustainability work of companies such as Walmart, Proctor & Gamble, General Mills and WellPoint.R. Nicholas Loope, FAIA, is an architect at his boutique design firm focused on custom homes, urban infill, and specialty retail projects, and the principal of HL Design Build LLC, a real estate development firm. Loope also serves as the Director of the Master of Real Estate Development Program at Arizona State University.Eric A. Woodroof, Ph.D., is an industrial engineer with an emphasis in energy and environment. Mr. Woodroof is the Chairman of the Board of the Certified Carbon Reduction Manager Program and 2010 President-Elect of the Association of Energy Engineers. Woodroof has improved profitability while helping the environment for clients such as IBM, Pepsi, Verizon, Hertz.Mark W. McElroy, Ph.D., is the Director of Research at the Center for Sustainability Performance at Deloitte Consulting LLP. McElroy is a Vermont-based researcher, writer, innovator and consultant in the field of corporate sustainability management.Dr. Diana Balmori is the founding principal of Balmori Associates, a New York-based office that works in architecture, urban design, landscape architecture, ecology, architectural history, and sustainability. Balmori is also a design educator with the Yale School of Architecture and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.According to IGP’s President, “when the USGBC’s LEED program emerged, it set the standard for one’s identification as a specialist in sustainable buildings. However, the market has rapidly become more sophisticated and now demands more in their experts than the certification of a building. The market now demands both the specialist and also the multidisciplinary ‘bigger-picture’ expert who understands the roles of the other experts such as architects, engineers, planners, and everyone else in the sustainable development team. Our Institute provides both multidisciplinary thinking and a rich network with which to plug these professionals and academics into new projects.”About INSTITUTE OF GREEN PROFESSIONALSThe Institute of Green Professionals (IGP) is a global education, research and credentialing membership organization for sustainable development professionals and academics. Additionally, student and corporate memberships are offered. The member benefits include education courses developed by professionals and academics from leading universities such as Harvard, University of Pennsylvania, Boston College School of Law, Rice University, and University of New Mexico. IGP awards the Member (MIGP) and Fellow (FIGP) designations to individuals upon meeting high standards of education and experience in sustainability and enforces its Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. Contact details: Institute of Green Professionals, Inc. Grant W. Austin, MAI, MMRS, M.S., MRICS, President 1792 Bell Tower Lane, Weston, FL 33326 USA 1+ 954-217-0565 (telephone) 1+ 954-389-6307 (facsimile) Email: grantaustin@instituteofgreenprofessionals.org(link sends e-mail) Website: http://www.instituteofgreenprofessionals.org(link is external) Blogsite: http://www.consilienceblog.org(link is external)This release was issued through eReleases(TM). For more information, visit http://www.ereleases.com(link is external).SOURCE Institute of Green Professionals, Inc. WESTON, Fla., Oct. 14, 2009 /PRNewswire/ —last_img read more

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Men’s hockey: Badgers end final home series with impressive win

first_imgWisconsin secured a big upset this weekend over No. 14 Penn State in their last home game of the series.With a 4-3 win over the Nittany Lions (20-10-5, 10-7-1-1 Big Ten) Saturday following a close 2-1 loss Friday, the Badgers (7-17-8, 2-12-4-2 Big Ten) salvaged a positive end to senior day. The series was the team’s final weekend at the Kohl Center for 2015-16 and marked the final home game for seniors Eddie Wittchow, Kevin Schulze and Adam Miller at Wisconsin.Respective crowds of 7,618 and 9,895 were treated to two nail-biters that each came inches away from overtime.The 2-1 heartbreaker Friday was dangerously close to a Badger equalizer while the 4-3 triumph Saturday could not have ended sooner as the Nittany Lions scored twice in the third period and threatened to tie the game in its waning moments.“Saturday was one of the first games all year I think we held the lead to a game,” head coach Mike Eaves said. “It wasn’t pretty but we found a way to win. I thought we did some tremendous things all weekend.”The supporting cast made all the difference for the Badgers during Saturday’s win.Freshman Jason Ford scored his first career goal off a deflection late in the first period to tie the game at 1-1. Other unusual suspects also helped the cause, with goals from Corbin McGuire, Jedd Soleway and Matthew Freytag, leading the Badgers to a dominating 4-1 lead for most of the game.“We were really happy with the way we played,” Ford said. “We just wanted to stay positive and keep battling, and that’s what we were able to do.”Despite the impressive play of the younger bench players, MVP for the weekend falls on the shoulder of freshman goalie Matt Jurusik. The freshman tallied 46 saves Saturday, with 19 saves in the third period alone during an onslaught of Penn State opportunities.“Matty played a great game,” Eaves said. “We had to hang in there and he helped us do that.”Another striking feature was a break from the usual norm of high penalty minutes. The Badgers won the penalty battle this weekend and secured some much needed power plays during crucial stretches of the games.Penn State racked up 14 total penalty minutes Saturday and took two penalites late in the second period that helped stem the tide for the Badgers and hold on for the big win.“This weekend definitely gives wind in our sails going forward,” Eaves said. “It just gives you a much bigger smile when you show up on Sunday.”The loss for Penn State keeps them three points below Michigan in the Big Ten standings and sets up a key matchup between them and the Wolverines in the final series of the season in Ann Arbor.The Badgers travel to Minneapolis next weekend to take on the first place team in the Big Ten and close rival, the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers in their final series. Wisconsin will look to avenge the two embarrassing home losses to Minnesota in February and close out the regular season on a high note.last_img read more

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