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The Hanley Foundation Salutes Edward Mazria and The 2030 Districts Summit August 12-13 in Pittsburgh, PA

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Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) August 08, 2013

Hanley Wood, LLC and The Hanley Foundation today reaffirmed the foundation’s commitment to sustainability as it salutes Edward Mazria and his work with The 2030 Challenge. The 2009 winner of the Hanley Award for Vision and Leadership in Sustainable Housing, Edward Mazria, FAIA, continues to be a leading voice in mobilizing the architecture and design community to respond to the threat of climate change, and used the $50,000 Hanley Award cash prize to develop targets for Architecture 2030.

Mazria’s leadership has led to significant carbon reduction targets that are widely adopted across the building community, and Mazria notes that "We’re beginning to see tremendous movement in that realm. A lot of companies are doing life-cycle analyses, and producing Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) with carbon as one of the elements, so you can see who’s meeting the targets and who’s not.”

Mazria recently announced some U.S. cities, such as Boulder, CO and Austin, TX have adopted the 2030 targets. In addition, several municipalities such as Los Angeles, Seattle, and Pittsburgh have established 2030 Districts where the goal is to have all property owners within a designated area comply with the 2030 targets. The targets are also being adopted by the state of California. "Under the new California building code, which goes into effect in January, all new buildings must meet the 55 percent energy-reduction standards," Mazria notes.

“Edward Mazria’s leadership through Architecture 2030 and its carbon reduction goals continues to have a powerful effect on sustainable design,” said Michael J. Hanley, founder of The Hanley Foundation and the creator of the Hanley Award. “To see his innovation and vision continue to push the industry toward new targets and goals is thrilling.”

On August 12-13, the 2030 Districts Summit, a private, outcome-based working meeting, will take place in Pittsburgh, PA. The summit is focused on strategies and action items to enhance and further 2030 Districts development and the 2030 Districts network as it seeks to establish the next generation of 2030 Districts nationwide.

This year’s winner of the Hanley Award for Vision and Leadership in Sustainable Housing is Dennis Creech, co-founder of Southface, one of the nation’s leading education, advocacy and research organizations promoting sustainable homes, workplaces and communities. Creech will be honored at a celebratory dinner to take place at the conclusion of the Vision 2020 Summit in Washington D.C. on September 4.

About The Hanley Foundation
The Hanley Foundation is a non-profit foundation that provides funding for housing, environmental and other causes. Michael Hanley, retired chairman and co-founder of Hanley Wood, started the family foundation in 1999. The Foundation supports local entities helping provide shelter, like Friendship Place in Washington, D.C., the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, along with many others. In 2009, The Foundation established The Hanley Award.

About Hanley Wood
Hanley Wood, LLC is the premier media, event, information and strategic marketing services company serving the residential, commercial design and construction industries. Through its operating platforms, the company produces award-winning digital and print publications, newsletters, websites, marquee trade shows and events, market intelligence data and strategic marketing solutions. The company also is North America's leading publisher of home plans.

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