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    Vision 2020: The Road to Sustainability

    The leading voices of our industry share their visions for the future in 10 critical areas and lay out the road map to sustainability for 2020 and beyond.

     
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    A Virtuous Cycle

    Market Transformation chair Cliff Majersik says the drive to broader markets will be fueled by increased code compliance and the transformation of appraisal and finance processes.

     
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    The Balance of Systems

    Codes and Standards chair Sam Rashkin describes how new codes and evolving rating systems are addressing the "house-as-a-system" approach to performance.

     
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    Pushing Performance

    Systems thinking will take building science into the areas of air purification, rightsized HVAC components, and home energy management systems, says Building Systems Research chair Michael Dickens.

     
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    Integration and Resilience

    Products and Performance chairs Alex Wilson and Peter Yost envision high-performance products that respond to more stringent requirements and the need for resilient design.

     
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    Transparent Future

    Materials & Resources chair Malin discusses how transparency will permeate the world of building products, giving us nutrition-label-like sustainability data on everything we use.

     
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    The Future of Healthy Housing

    The health benefits of green homes include reduced health care expenses, says Indoor Environmental chair David Jacobs.

     
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    Every Precious Drop

    Water Efficiency chairs Mary Ann Dickinson and Carole Baker detail how improved technologies, policies, and practices will help achieve new levels of water efficiency by 2020.

     
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    The Next Built Environment, Today

    Energy & Carbon chairs Edward Mazria and Francesca Desmarais examine what the building sector needs to do to expand sustainable design and reduce carbon levels to 350 ppm by 2030.

     
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    Walkable Urbanism Combats Climate Change

    Sustainable Communities chair Leinberger details why demand mitigation through developing walkable, transit-oriented, urban communities is effective in combating climate change.

     
  • The Vision 2020 Team

    We want to extend our appreciation to the following people and organizations for their support and guidance in this year’s research

     
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    Regenerative Housing by 2020

    Regenerative Design chair Bob Berkebile looks at how new directions in design are taking their cues from the past and leading us toward nurturing buildings, homes, and communities connected with nature.

     
  • Evergreening

    Filling in the gaps between sustainability and preservation practice.