About this Speaker
Alex Wilson is president of the Resilient Design Institute, a nonprofit organization in Brattleboro, Vermont that seeks to advance the adoption of resilient design into buildings and communities. He is also the founder of BuildingGreen, Inc., a highly respected consulting and information company forcused on green building practices and products.
A biologist by training, Alex is a widely published writer on energy, green building, resilience, and the environment. He has written hundreds of articles for dozens of magazines, and he is the author or coauthor of several books, including The New Orleans Principles (U.S. Green Building Council, 2005), Your Green Home (New Society Publishing, 2006), The Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings (American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, first published in 1990 and now in its 10th edition, 2013), Green Development: Integrating Ecology and Real Estate (John Wiley, 1998), and the BuildingGreen Guide to Insulation (2017).
Alex served on the national board of the U.S. Green Building Council from 2000 – 2005 and in 1993 received the organization’s Leadership Award for Education; in 2010 he received the second annual Hanley Award for Vision and Leadership in Sustainability.
Alex and his wife live in Dummerston, Vermont in a 200-year-old farmhouse that they renovated in 2013 to achieve net-zero-energy performance and demonstrate sustainability and resilience. Alex is also an avid paddler who has written four quiet water paddling guides for the Appalachian Mountain Club.