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.

Disaster by Deceit

Disaster by Deceit

The time has come for a new sheriff in town. Yet again, the International Code Council (ICC) has...
Stranded Assets

Stranded Assets

Our stockpile of valuable assets offers opportunities—and lessons. When I was introduced to the...
The Hand of Man

The Hand of Man

A forever home is more than the first reaction to ‘Curb appeal.’ The International Space Station...
Old School Trifecta

Old School Trifecta

Old-fashioned work ethic in the building professions can still be found–and it is appreciated more...
All the Trimmings

All the Trimmings

Plus An Extra Helping of Gratitude Some time ago I was struck by the realization that the magic of...
The Simplicity of Sustainability

The Simplicity of Sustainability

What if we devised the mechanisms that would provide those with modest means a chance to earn...
The Long Arc of Progress

The Long Arc of Progress

Now is not the time to resist change. Let me begin by sharing that the December temperatures in...
Housing Forecasts Miss the Big Picture

Housing Forecasts Miss the Big Picture

Are we about to wake up from the deep sleep of the so-called “American Dream?” Probably my favorite...
Reset the Level

Reset the Level

The first step toward sustainability isn’t necessarily an action. It had been a long week already...
Remember to Make a Clean Sweep

Remember to Make a Clean Sweep

Any good builder will never let the broom get too far away. As I was sweeping up at our Mariposa...

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