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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Indonesia sees another daily record in COVID-19 cases as death toll tops 1,000

first_imgWednesday’s rise brings the government’s headline figure of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 15,438, the Health Ministry’s disease control and prevention director general, Achmad Yurianto, said in his daily press briefing. He added that 21 more people had died of the disease, bringing the death toll to 1,028.”Meanwhile, the number of recovered [patients] has increased by 224, bringing the total number to 3,287,” he said. Indonesia reported yet another record high of new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, with the Health Ministry announcing 689 new cases.The record comes only three days after its previous high of 533 new cases on Saturday, which in turn was only three days after the high of 484 new cases on May 5. The death toll has exceeded 1,000, despite government officials’ earlier claims that the country’s curve of new cases had “flattened”. Jakarta continues to be the hardest-hit province with 5,554 confirmed cases and 449 deaths, followed by East Java with 1,722 cases and 163 deaths, and West Java with 1,556 cases and 98 deaths.Read also: Flattening COVID-19 curve seen in weekly, not daily figures, govt saysIndonesia’s COVID-19 task force announced last week that the number of new coronavirus cases in the country had declined by 11 percent, although government updates showed some rises in daily cases.Experts, however, have been skeptical of the government’s claims. They said Indonesia’s low testing capacity–fewer than 1,600 tests a day since the country reported its first cases on March 3–made it likely that many cases were unreported.Indonesia has conducted 169,195 PCR tests across the country as of Wednesday, a rate of about 628 tests per million people. Meanwhile, neighboring countries Singapore and Malaysia have carried out more than 30,000 and 7,500 per million people, respectively. Topics :last_img read more

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Ghana to defend Africa U20 title in South Africa

first_imgGhana will defend its Africa U20 title in South African after the Confederation of African Football (CAF) agreed to move the tournament to the country that hosted 2010 World Cup.CAF announced that the 2011 CAF African Youth Championship will take place in South Africa between 17 April to 2 May.The event was originally due to be held in Libya between 18 March and 1 April but was postponed indefinitely earlier this month.This came in the wake of security concerns caused by the current political situation in the country.“We decided to move the African Youth Championship to South Africa and it will be played from 17 April to 2 May,” said CAF President Issa Hayatou.“The Executive Committee took that decision on Tuesday.” The four teams that reach the semi-finals of the competition will qualify for the FIFA U-20 World Cup Colombia 2011, which will take place between 29 July and 20 August.The Black Satellites won the last tournament held in Rwanda and are favourites to retain the title having won the World Cup.Ghana are likely to camp abroad before the tournament takes place.Source: Ghanasoccernet.comlast_img read more

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