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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.

That 'Ounce of Prevention'

That 'Ounce of Prevention'

When you reside at almost 9,000 feet above sea level, you don’t necessarily give local flooding 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...
Welcome Again to the Restless Heart

Welcome Again to the Restless Heart

Not long ago I joked with a group of people that being a builder must be comparable to being a...
Talk to a Real Expert

Talk to a Real Expert

When we dropped the tailgates and broke out the various lunch containers one day recently, I took...
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...
Get It in Writing

Get It in Writing

THERE IS AN OLD ADAGE of cowboy wisdom that says, “trust everybody in the game, but always cut the...