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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Vintage Dhoni usurps Rajasthan

first_img(ESPNCRICINFO) – A VINTAGE MS Dhoni innings — one that ended with three sixes off the last three balls — tipped Chennai Super Kings from par score to winning score as they staged a comeback to beat Rajasthan Royals by eight runs in Chennai.A part of Dhoni’s unbeaten 75 off 46, his highest score at home, was built in partnership with Suresh Raina after the pair had been united on 27 for 3 after Ajinkya Rahane had put them in.But it was at the end that Dhoni turned it. With Dwayne Bravo, who would later defend 12 off the last over, Dhoni put up 56 in 29 balls as Royals conceded a match-defining 67 off the last four overs.Ben Stokes, Rahul Tripathi, and Jofra Archer played crucial knocks, but Royals’ own collapse at the start of the chase compounded meant they had too much to do at the end.Super Kings got only one of the first two overs.Jofra Archer had hit Ambati Rayudu on the forearm before closing the wicket-maiden off by having him fend one to the keeper.Short of a length fast bowling still seemed the optimal strategy and Shane Watson was cognizant of this, getting boundaries off Dhawal Kulkarni and Ben Stokes on the back foot.His indulgence was short-lived though. Having just pulled Stokes for six, he guided an upper-cut straight to short third man two balls later.Kedar Jadhav also perished in an attacking haze shortly afterwards – two pull shots for fours off Stokes, out third ball throwing his hands at a wide ball from Kulkarni.At 27 for 3, Royals had Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni to bowl at in the last over of the Powerplay, and Super Kings’ senior-most batsmen looked vulnerable.The length of attack remained the same, Archer attacking Raina’s ribs with a leg gully and getting him hopping and fending.When Dhoni took strike, his back foot defence rolled back onto the stumps, only for the bails to remain in place. Then, things got easy.Royals chose to save Kulkarni’s remaining over for the slog overs, meaning the pressure was immediately relieved with five straight overs of spin.Shreyas Gopal and K Gowtham were reasonably economical to start off, but Raina grew increasingly more confident and took them on.When the bowling change came about, it was Jaydev Unadkat and as most teams have done, Super Kings went after him straight away. Dhoni flat-batted a slower ball for his first boundary and Raina tickled one fine later in the over.But Royals got some openings. In his next over, Unadkat bowled Raina a ball after he’d survived a run-out attempt, and in the next over, Gowtham dropped Dhoni – a difficult chance – at extra cover.The 61-run stand had done enough to put Royals on the defensive and with a well-set Dhoni surviving that chance, Super Kings looked set for a big launch.last_img read more

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