WASHINGTON — Alex Wilson, the founder of BuildingGreen
and executive editor of Environmental Building News
, is the 2010 winner of the Hanley Award, according to the Financial Post.
Wilson will receive the award and an accompanying $50,000 grant at the U.S. Green Building Council Hanley Award Dinner ceremony on November 17 at the Greenbuild conference
in Chicago, the article stated.
According to the article, Wilson was selected for the honor from 12 distinguished nominees by a panel of judges that included Michael J. Hanley, president of The Hanley Foundation and last year''s Hanley Award recipient Edward Mazria, FAIA of Architecture
"Alex is the best example I know of the adage ''It''s amazing what you can accomplish when you don''t care who gets the credit,''" said U.S. Green Building Council
President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Rick Fedrizzi.
"He was paying attention to how the built environment affects people and the planet 30 years ago, and played an instrumental role in the early development of USGBC and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
(LEED) both as a hands-on participant and as a respected journalist. When it comes to visionary, Alex is the real deal, and this award is well-deserved," Fedrizzi added.