November 2012 Table of Contents

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Vision 2020: The Road to Sustainability Vision 2020: The Road to Sustainability

The leading voices of our industry share their visions for the future in 10 critical areas and lay out the road map to sustainability for 2020 and beyond. Read more

A Virtuous Cycle Market Transformation A Virtuous Cycle

Market Transformation chair Cliff Majersik says the drive to broader markets will be fueled by increased code compliance and the transformation of appraisal and finance processes. Read more

The Balance of Systems Codes, Standards, & Rating Systems The Balance of Systems

Codes and Standards chair Sam Rashkin describes how new codes and evolving rating systems are addressing the "house-as-a-system" approach to performance. Read more

The Future in Focus Editor's Note The Future in Focus

The immense challenges that face us are matched only by the opportunities they present. Read more

Pushing Performance Building Systems Research Pushing Performance

Systems thinking will take building science into the areas of air purification, rightsized HVAC components, and home energy management systems, says Building Systems Research chair Michael Dickens. Read more

Integration and Resilience Products & Performance Integration and Resilience

Products and Performance chairs Alex Wilson and Peter Yost envision high-performance products that respond to more stringent requirements and the need for resilient design. Read more

Transparent Future Materials & Resources Transparent Future

Materials & Resources chair Malin discusses how transparency will permeate the world of building products, giving us nutrition-label-like sustainability data on everything we use. Read more

The Future of Healthy Housing Indoor Environmental Quality The Future of Healthy Housing

The health benefits of green homes include reduced health care expenses, says Indoor Environmental chair David Jacobs. Read more

Every Precious Drop Water Efficiency Every Precious Drop

Water Efficiency chairs Mary Ann Dickinson and Carole Baker detail how improved technologies, policies, and practices will help achieve new levels of water efficiency by 2020. Read more

The Next Built Environment, Today Energy & Carbon The Next Built Environment, Today

Energy & Carbon chairs Edward Mazria and Francesca Desmarais examine what the building sector needs to do to expand sustainable design and reduce carbon levels to 350 ppm by 2030. Read more

Walkable Urbanism Combats Climate Change Sustainable Communities Walkable Urbanism Combats Climate Change

Sustainable Communities chair Leinberger details why demand mitigation through developing walkable, transit-oriented, urban communities is effective in combating climate change. Read more

Vision 2020 The Vision 2020 Team

We want to extend our appreciation to the following people and organizations for their support and guidance in this year’s research Read more

Regenerative Housing by 2020 regenerative design Regenerative Housing by 2020

Regenerative Design chair Bob Berkebile looks at how new directions in design are taking their cues from the past and leading us toward nurturing buildings, homes, and communities connected with nature. Read more

Evergreening AIAFeature Evergreening

Filling in the gaps between sustainability and preservation practice. Read more

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