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Ron Jones

Ron Jones, Co-Founder and President of Green Builder® Media, is recognized as one of the fathers of the green building movement. Instrumental in establishing guidelines and programs through NAHB, USGBC and a variety of regional initiatives, he has more recently worked with the International Code Council in the development of both the National Green Building Standard (ICC 700) and the International Green Construction Code. He is the charter chairman of the Green Builder Coalition, a grassroots non-profit advocacy group whose goal is to promote integrity in the building industry, and beyond, in an effort to return balance and harmony to the relationship between the built environment and the natural one. A recognized author and keynote speaker on four continents, his industry credentials and leadership experience, combined with his inspirational message and “take no prisoners” style, make him a high-demand presenter for conferences and events of all kinds.

Recent Posts

Coming to a Small Screen Near You!

Posted by Ron Jones

Jan 8, 2015 9:21:00 AM

AS THE GREEN BUILDER MEDIA TEAM enters our second decade—as the undisputed leader in delivering information and inspiration about sustainable development, green building and intelligent living—we find ourselves on the doorstep of realizing a long-standing dream of sharing our passion for both the natural and built environments in what, for us, is a totally new and powerful medium.

After more than a dozen years of pursuing the ambitious goal of airing the Green Builder television series, along with our international award and Emmy-winning friends at Christopher Productions, we now have the commitment for the distribution support we’ll need to ensure that the completed production is effectively promoted to public television stations across the entire country.

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Just in Time at Mariposa Meadows

Posted by Ron Jones

Dec 23, 2014 11:37:58 AM

IT SHOULD NOT have come as a shock. After all, we had been contending with a series of fall storms for a few weeks already, in our attempts to secure the compound for the upcoming winter months—a time when the snow would be measured in feet, and the roads would be closed until next spring. Some of the trips to and from the job site had already become “white knucklers,” as we charged into the drifts and hoped that by sticking together everyone could avoid needing a tow.

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No Parking

Posted by Ron Jones

Nov 6, 2014 1:22:06 PM

ANY EXPERIENCED BUILDER can relate to the assertion that every job site requires a part- to full-time traffic cop. At our current location we have over 120 acres and still have no place to park. Construction simply requires a heck of a lot of space. And after more than 30 years in the business, I continue to find myself having to fill that role.

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Mama’s Still in Charge

Posted by Ron Jones

Oct 2, 2014 1:30:00 PM

Every now and then we get a not-so-subtle reminder that in Mother Nature’s world, we are really not much more than minor accessories. After pushing hard for weeks to get a project to where we think it needs to be, after regularly waking up in the middle of the night worried about lead times and deliveries, after orchestrating a nearly impossible set of moving parts and finally starting to think we might have a little bit of control over the situation, a wicked curve ball is slipped by us in the form of an unexpected soaking rain, leaving us humbled and scrambling for a Plan B.

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Water Conservation: Leave It to Beavers?

Posted by Ron Jones

Sep 15, 2014 8:56:00 AM

Water should go—we all know—to those who tend it, who use it, who love it, who dance for it, and it should flow downhill from stream to river, and river to sea. – “Dancing for Water,” Stanley Crawford, 1990

LIKE ALL GUERILLA FIGHTERS, the beaver is most effective at night. The hours between dusk and dawn belong to him; under cover of darkness he is more than capable of overpowering our stubborn but feeble daytime efforts to keep the irrigation gate clear, the water flowing.

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