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Putting the Management back in Change Part 3: Vision

In my first article in this series,”Putting the Management Back in Change”, I began looking at what it really takes for companies to successfully institutionalize sustainability and truly be “green firms”. The common misconception that having LEED projects in your portfolio makes you green doesn’t tell the full story and misrepresents what it really takes […]

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Putting the Management back in Change Part 2: The value of coalitions

In my earlier article,”Putting the Management Back in Change”, I began looking at what it really takes for companies to successfully institutionalize sustainability and truly be “green firms”. The common misconception – that having LEED projects in your portfolio makes you green – doesn’t tell the full story and misrepresents what it really takes to […]

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Putting the Management Back in Change Part 1: If It’s Broke, Fix It—NOW!

If you’re reading this, chances are you are a sustainability leader or champion within your company. Chances are, also, that that you still face resistance getting some of your colleagues on-board. In my previous article, “Putting the Management Back in Change”, I posited that companies who are truly committed go beyond individual project successes to […]

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Putting the Management back in Change

In many ways, LEED has been the tail wagging the dog. A tool originally intended to define green building metrics – repurposed as a ‘design’ tool. An ‘end of pipe’ measuring stick relied on to drive change in professional practice and collaboration. That can’t end well. Because sustainability was initially introduced to the industry through […]

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Everyone is practicing Integrative Design! Or at least that’s what they say…

(a version of this article appeared in “The Integrated Design Guide to Green Building” by 7Group and Bill Reed) Everyone is practicing Integrative Design! Or at least that’s what they say… What is this mysterious label and what does it mean? How do you know if you are really practicing integrative design or not? How […]

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Part 2: Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall, Who’s the Greenest Firm of All?

In this continued article, examining the gap between a company’s green marketing and its’ true capability, I am sharing the results of our “Is Your Firm Green?” survey. My previous posting looked at leadership and project delivery – and noted a shocking discrepancy between how companies portray themselves, and feedback about quantifiable capabilities. Today, I’m […]

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Part 1: Mirror, Mirror, On The Wall, Who’s the Greenest Firm of All?

My last posting spoke about the difference between a company’s green marketing and their true capability to deliver consistent, high quality sustainability at an organizational level. Since then, we published a survey, asking green professionals to honestly reflect on their perception of their company’s true capability. The results have been very interesting. One of the […]

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