About the Hanley Award

The Hanley Award for Vision and Leadership in Sustainable Housing honors individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary, lasting, and far-reaching contributions to the advancement of sustainable housing in the United States. The Hanley Award is a $50,000 cash prize, the largest annual prize ever established for advancing sustainable housing. The Hanley Award is the industry’s premier award recognizing achievements in environmental building and is sponsored by The Hanley Foundation, Hanley Wood, and BUILDER and EcoHome magazines. The goal of the award is to address critical environmental challenges, and to acknowledge and encourage the housing industry’s response.

Previous recipients include architect and environmental advocate Edward Mazria who founded the non-profit Architecture 2030, and Alex Wilson who founded and leads BuildingGreen LLC, publisher of Environmental Building News and the GreenSpec Directory.

Sam Rashkin, the Chief Architect for the US Department of Energy’s Builder’s Challenge program and the driving force behind the EPA’s Energy Star for Homes program since its inception in 1995, is the 2012 prize winner.

The Hanley Award judges this year included award founder Michael J. Hanley of The Hanley Foundation; Frank Anton, CEO of Hanley Wood; Alex Wilson, last year’s recipient; Gail Vittori, Co-Director of the Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems; and Jacob Atalla, Senior Director of Sustainability Initiatives for KB Home.

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    Sam Rashkin

3rd Annual Award (Spring 2012)

Sam Rashkin, Founder, EPA’s Energy Star for Homes Program

Sam Rashkin created and administered EPA’s Energy Star for Homes program, the first national residential energy rating system in the country. Energy Star’s performance criteria are referred to by virtually every emerging green building and energy code and voluntary rating system, and with more than 1.2 million qualified homes, the program is the most widely recognized and adopted certification program in the industry. Rashkin has served on the national steering committees for the USGBC’s LEED for Homes, NAHB’s Green Building Guidelines, and EPA’s WaterSense label, and is on the development team for EPA’s Indoor airPlus certification label.

Read the 2012 press release, Hanley Award Winner Named.

 

 

Past winners

  • Alex Wilson
    Alex Wilson

2nd Hanley Award

Alex Wilson, Founder/Executive Editor, BuildingGreen

Over the past 20 years, Alex Wilson has contributed more to understanding green building products and performance than anyone in the industry. His launch of Environmental Building News in 1992, followed by GreenSpec, the industry’s first directory of green building products, revolutionized the product evaluation process. He has served on the board of directors of the U.S. Green Building Council, helped create its Research Committee, and received the 2010 Hanley Award for Vision and Leadership.

Read the EcoHome feature, Alex Wilson Selected for the 2010 Hanley Award for Vision and Leadership in Sustainable Housing.

  • Portrait of Edward Mazria, architect and proponent of the 2030 Initiative, taken at his Santa Fe, New Mexico home on January 7, 2007. USAGE: Unlimited usage for Architecture 2030. ©2007 Jamey Stillings, All Rights Reserved.

    Credit: Jamey Stillings

    Edward Mazria

1st Hanley Award

Edward Mazria, Founder, Architecture 2030

Edward Mazria is an internationally recognized architect, energy expert, educator and author with a distinguished career spanning 45 years. As the Founder of Architecture 2030, he reshaped the international dialogue on energy and climate change by issuing the 2030 Challenge for the building sector, with its widely adopted performance timeline. Mazria received the 2009 Hanley Award for Vision and Leadership in Sustainable Housing.

Read the EcoHome feature, Edward Mazria Selected for The Hanley Award.

Background

About the Hanley Award

  • The Hanley Award for Vision and Leadership in Sustainable Housing honors individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary, lasting, and far-reaching contributions to the advancement of sustainable housing in the United States. The Hanley Award is a $50,000 cash prize, the largest annual prize ever established for advancing sustainable housing. Established in 2009 by The Hanley Foundation, the Hanley Award is the industry’s premier award recognizing achievements in environmental building and is sponsored by The Hanley Foundation, Hanley Wood, and BUILDER and EcoHome magazines. The goal of the award is to address critical environmental challenges, and to acknowledge and encourage the housing industry’s response.
  • Founder Michael J. Hanley biography.

  • Q&A with Michael J. Hanley

Media contact

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