This morning, I met with the chief of strategic planning at the American Institute of Architects to compare notes. One thing that came up in our conversation was that both organizations have set addressing sustainability as a top goal. From their perspective, architects believe that teaching and practicing sustainable design and construction will be an essential component of their profession in the future. This seems to me very similar to how we feel about green and sustainable chemistry. Also, many of the products that our members design and produce provide the raw materials for the construction industry.
She provided me with the name and contact information for the resource architect in charge of their sustainability efforts. Does anyone in this group have ideas on how we might frame a colalboration with AIA?