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Dennis Creech

Dennis 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.

Dennis Creech's Posts

Announcing the 2014 Nominees for The Hanley Award for Vision and Leadership in Sustainability Announcing the 2014 Nominees for The Hanley Award for Vision and Leadership in Sustainability

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. Read more

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What Green Building Word Would You Retire After 2013? What Green Building Word Would You Retire After 2013?

We want to know: What sustainable or green building-related words have outlived their usefulness from overuse in 2013? Read more

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Vision 2020: The Effects of Climate Change Should Be Seen as an Opportunity Vision 2020: The Effects of Climate Change Should Be Seen as an Opportunity

From foundations to ridgelines, the market is demanding new thinking for how to increase existing home performance. Read more

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VIDEO: The Market is Demanding New Thinking. How Will We Respond? VIDEO: The Market is Demanding New Thinking. How Will We Respond?

Dennis Creech, executive director of Southface, asks: How can we build homes to best respond to their local context while also preparing for future changes? Read more

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A Conversation with Dennis Creech, 2013 Recipient of The Hanley Award A Conversation with Dennis Creech, 2013 Recipient of The Hanley Award

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. Read more

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