Organizational History

Read a Letter from Executive Director, Alex Dews. 

Fifteen years ago a small group of volunteers came together around a common interest in sustainable design and building to start Delaware Valley Green Building Council. The goal to educate and advocate for green building practices across the region unified the founding group of contractors and architects, engineers and policy advocates – many of whom are still engaged with our work today. Like our founders, we are unified in our goal to advance sustainable building solutions to match the scale of the challenges we face. Our new brand acknowledges our history of impact, and aligns better with our current work and future aspirations. We are committed practitioners, passionate advocates, and dedicated volunteers; we are Green Building United.

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Founding Board: First Row: Rob Fleming, Sandy Wiggins, Charlie Tomlinson. Second Row: Pat Imperato, Dan Garofalo, Michelle Knapik. Third Row: Scott Kelly, Linda Knapp, Bill Kline. Back Row: Jeff Hayes, Joe Weidle, George Wilson.
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2006 Board Retreat - First Row: George Wilson, Janice Woodcock, Rob Fleming, Dan Garofalo, Jim Lutz. Second Row: Linda Knapp, Lisa Grayson Zygmunt, Lorna Rosenberg, Avi Golen, Mark Purcell, Charlie Tomlinson, Pat Imperato, Scott Kelly, David Gifford, Richard Hankin. Third Row: Kevin O'Toole, Joseph Healy, Dale Sutherland, Jill Kowalski, Peter Levasseur, Rob Diemer. Back Row: José Almiñana, Sandy Wiggins, Jeffery Hayes

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