September 6–8, 2017

Alex Wilson, Resilient Design Institute

Resilient Design Institute

Alex Wilson is the founding editor of BuildingGreen, which has long been a leader in green building consulting and information delivery. He is also president of the Resilient Design Institute, a nonprofit organization working to advance the adoption of resilient design into buildings and communities. Alex is a widely published writer on green building, energy, and the environment, and he is the author or coauthor of several books, including Your Green Home (New Society Publishing, 2006), The Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings (American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, now in its 10th edition, 2013), and Green Development: Integrating Ecology and Real Estate (John Wiley, 1998). 

Alex served on the national board of the U.S. Green Building Council from 2000 – 2005, and in 2008 he received the organization’s Leadership Award for Education; in 2010 he received the second annual Hanley Award for Vision and Leadership in Sustainability.

Alex lives in Dummerston, Vermont in a 200-year-old, zero-energy home that demonstrates sustainability and resilience. He and his wife are also working to bring back into production long-neglected farmland on the property. Alex is an avid outdoorsman and has coauthored a series of books for the Appalachian Mountain Club on Quiet Water Canoeing and Kayaking. 

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