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Green Drinks SPARK Speaker Series 2013 "Resilient Design: The New Imperative" with Alex Wilson of Resilient Design Institute

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EST)

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Resilient Design: The New Imperative

Join Green Drinks NYC on January 22, 2013 for our SPARK Speaker Series on Resilient Design in our fast changing "Post Sandy" world featuring Alex Wilson and hosted by Paul McGinniss.

Alex's SPARK will focus on the Resilient Design Institute (RDI) which he recently founded. RDI advances practical solutions that can be employed by communities, businesses and individuals to adapt and thrive amid the accelerating social, ecological and climatological change being experienced today.

Featuring: Alex Wilson, Founder, BuildingGreen, Inc. and Executive Editor, Environmental Building News & GreenSpec. 
He has been at the forefront of green building and renewable energy for over three decades.  Alex served on the board of directors of the U.S. Green Building Council
for five years and was a founding member of the USGBC Research Committee.Alex was recently invited to serve on the new Building Resiliency Task Force which was created at the request of New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Mayor Bloomberg and is being facilitated by Urban Green for the City of New York.  The Task Force is taking an in-depth look at how to better prepare our buildings for future extreme weather events and infrastructure failures.

Hosted by Paul E McGinniss of The New York Green Advocate and featured contributor to EcoWatch.

Alex Wilson Bio

For more than 30 years, Alex Wilson has been the most trusted voice on energy efficiency and environmentally responsible design and construction. He founded BuildingGreen in 1985 and launched Environmental Building News (EBN) in 1992 as the first North American publication focused on green building. He built the reputation, resources and staff that today makes BuildingGreen the leading information company on green building, publishing not only EBN, but also the GreenSpec Directory, BuildingGreen.com and LEEDuser.com  They also provide consulting for a variety of companies for whom sustainable design is a core value.

Alex’s expertise in energy efficiency comes from hands-on engagement in the industry, including serving as executive director of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association for five years in the early 1980s and running a hands-on workshop program on the construction of solar greenhouses in New Mexico in the late 1970s. Books that he has authored or co-authored include Your Green Home, the Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings (American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, 9th edition 2007), and the Rocky Mountain Institute's comprehensive textbook, Green Development: Integrating Ecology and Real Estate ( John Wiley & Sons, 1998), along with hundreds of articles for such publications as the Journal of Light Construction, Architectural Record, Landscape Architecture, the Journal of Industrial Ecology, Construction Specifier, Natural Home, Solar Today and Popular Science. Outside the building field, Alex has co-authored a series of four books on quiet-water paddling for the Appalachian Mountain Club.

Recently, Alex founded the Resilient Design Institute (RDI) to advance the many facets of resilience at personal, community and regional scales.  RDI focuses on the built environment, energy, food, infrastructure and economic systems, as well as the organizations and institutions that manage and support these systems. The Institute is concerned both with catastrophic events, such as storms, floods, fires and sudden power outages, and with long-term shifts like drought, rising temperatures and economic dislocation. The institute maintains a website on resilient design, sponsors think-tank retreats on topics related to resilience, publishes white papers and provides consulting services related to resilience.

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Host Paul E McGinniss

Paul McGinniss, The New York Green Advocate, has interviewed a stellar array of change makers including Sylvia Earle, Dean Kamen, Ray Kurzweil, Fabien Cousteau and Josh Fox. He is a featured contributor to EcoWatch.

Paul has helped to organize many environmental events including 7 Nights of Awareness for the December, 2011 NYC premier of the documentary film "The Big Fix."

Paul is also a New York based real estate broker and green building and renovation consultant. He advises people on how to set up grid independent, zero net energy, resilient living situations. He is currently working with his partners to establish a grid protected, 100% self-sustaining farm community in Ulster County, NY.

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When & Where

The Moderns
900 Broadway
Suite 202
New York, NY

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EST)

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