Creech, LEED AP, is a co-founder of the Southface, a private nonprofit
organization promoting sustainable homes, workplaces, and communities.
Under his leadership, Southface has grown to a staff of 60-plus people
offering education, research, advocacy, and technical assistance
programs. Southface partners range from Fortune 100 companies to
community-based affordable housing developers. Creech has served on the
Board of Directors of RESNET, the Energy and Environmental Building
Association, Affordable Comfort, the Greater Atlanta Home Builders
Association, the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance, the Southeast
Watershed Forum, Georgia Watch, EarthShare Georgia, and the Institute
for Georgia Environmental Leadership. He frequently writes and speaks on
energy and environmental topics ranging from green building to
sustainable business practices.
Seven outstanding green building thought leaders are under consideration for the prestigious annual award, which comes with a $50,000 prize, from The Hanley Foundation, BUILDER, and ECOBUILDING REVIEW.
We chat with Dennis Creech, the 2013 recipient of the Hanley Award for Vision and Leadership in Sustainable Housing about his career, the importance of efficient and high-performing housing, and what he will do with his prize money.