If you were given only a few sentences to name the biggest challenges and opportunities facing the green building industry today, what would you choose? We asked key sustainability representatives from the 2013 sponsors of ECOHOME's Vision 2020 Program to give us their top answers during the Vision 2020 Manufacturers' Council in Washington, D.C., in July. Click on the videos below to see their responses.

What is the biggest opportunity facing the green building industry between now and 2020?

What is the biggest challenge?

The Vision 2020 Manufacturers' Council participants were:

  • Laura Dwyer, director, Building Knowledge Center, DuPont
  • Martin Grohman, director of sustainability, GAF
  • Anthony Ruffine, vice president of sustainability and strategic marketing, GAF
  • Alyssa Hall, marketing and communications, GAF
  • Beth Straeten, marketing and communications manager, Huber Engineered Woods
  • Dr. Diana Fisler, environmental construction platform leader, Johns Manville
  • Scott Miller, director of sustainability and product affairs, Knauf Insulation
  • George Phelps, manager, legislative and product affairs, Knauf Insulation
  • Ted Cater, product development manager, Panasonic
  • Gary John, senior specification sales engineer, Panasonic Ecology of North America
  • Steve Revnew, vice president of product innovation, Sherwin-Williams
  • Stephan Moyon, director of sales, Velux America
  • Chan Hoyle, national marketing and communications manager, Velux America
  • Brian Cooley, global director of sustainability, ZIP System
Building on its successful launch in 2012, ECOHOME’s Vision 2020 program continues in 2013, focusing on eight critical areas in sustainability. Track our progress all year as our panel of visionary focus-area chairs, our editors, and leading researchers, practitioners, and advocates share their perspectives on initiating, tracking, and ensuring progress toward sustainable priorities and goals in residential construction between now and 2020. The program will culminate in an exclusive Vision 2020 Sustainability Summit in Washington, D.C., in September 2013, and with a special edition of ECOHOME in Winter 2013. Click here to see the 2012 Wrap-Up.