Jason McLennan wins ENR’s 2016 Award of Excellence


We would like to congratulate our friend and collaborator Jason McLennan on winning ENR’s 2016 Award of Excellence. His contribution to the built environment and leadership in reminding us how we all connect to each other and our planet through the built environment is unparalleled. There is no one more deserving of this prestigious award and honor.

Jason is considered one of the most influential individuals in the green building movement today and the recipient of the prestigious Buckminster Fuller Prize, his work has made a pivotal impact on the shape and direction of green building in the United States and Canada and he is a much sought after designer, presenter and consultant on a wide variety of green building and sustainability topics around the world. McLennan serves as the CEO of McLennan Design and is the Founder and Chairman of the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) – a leading NGO that focuses on the transformation to a world that is socially just, culturally rich and ecologically restorative.

Elementa’s Benjamin J. Galuza, PE, Principal, volunteers for ILFI as an Ambassador Presenter in the Ambassador Network, and has been championing the Living Building Challenge and presenting an overview of the challenge to our industry partners here in the UK since his arrival from San Francisco, California last September. Contact us if you would like to learn more about the Living Building Challenge.

ILFI describes the Living Building Challenge in the following way: “The Living Building Challenge defines the most advanced measure of sustainability in the built environment possible today and acts to diminish the gap between current limits and ideal solutions. This certification program covers all building at all scales and is a unified tool for transformative design, allowing us to envision a future that is truly regenerative. Whether the project is a single building, a park, a college campus or even a complete neighborhood community, the Living Building Challenge provides a framework for design, construction and the symbiotic relationship between people and all aspects of the built environment.”

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