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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.

Transparency Lost

Transparency Lost

The first casualty of secrecy is trust.  A recent New York Times article shines the light into a...
Building Irony

Building Irony

One of the great ironies of the state of the housing industry in this country is that, for at least...
Greed and Spite: Twin Evils

Greed and Spite: Twin Evils

The Redwood National Park in California was formed in 1968, although by that time about two-thirds...
Hysteria and Hypocrisy

Hysteria and Hypocrisy

If there is a single, consistent theme that epitomizes the mantra of the homebuilding industry and...
The Preemptive Paranoia Playbook

The Preemptive Paranoia Playbook

Is anyone besides me already up to here with the constant stream of media coverage given to the...
The Company DNA

The Company DNA

By now, anyone who is a regular reader of Green Builder Magazine has seen the news that our...