Bill, Thank you so much for your presentation at West Coast Green. I was able to attend your session on the Philosophy and Practice of Integrative Design...and I’m still talking/thinking about it. It absolutely blew my mind! Your presentation challenged me in many ways and inspired me to think way, way, way out of the box."
- Nicole Collins -
"If you're interested in transcending every assumption you have about the . . . concept of sustainability, look no further. I was lucky enough to debate with and learn from Bill during a regenerative design course he taught and it proved to generate some of the most rewarding and enlightening discussion I've ever had. The guy is a walking encyclopedia of life-changing stuff."
- Timothy Terway -
About Delving Deeper
The intention of Delving Deeper is to facilitate deeper integration between ourselves,
our work, our communities, and the world -- opening ourselves up to new
possibilities through purposeful living and thoughtful evolution in our day
to day choices.
All who have reached a realization that changing and healing the world requires us to
develop and heal ourselves.
To elicit knowledge and understanding by delving deeper into whole-ing and healing through inner and outer development, right and left brain integration, and living and technical pattern insights,
in a way that brings out our individual essence and purpose, enlivening and enriching who we are and uncovering our true potential,
so that we consciously evolve, heal, and become whole again.
Gail and Bill, both architects and long time advocates of sustainable design practices, observed that the design and other professions are increasingly engaged in more and more sophisticated technological solutions to the planet’s problems – without significant progress and benefit.
It has become apparent that these ‘solutions’ are responding to the symptoms of the problems – not the real issues. These real issues are the fractured relationships between people and the web of life; the awareness of the commons; and our responsibility to take care of each other. In other words, we have grown unconscious of the whole inter-related system of life on Earth. The purpose of Delving Deeper is to consciously practice becoming whole – this means becoming aware of how to take care of and love ourselves, our communities, and our planet.
This is hands-on practical work. It is as real as an energy model or recycling and by giving equal focus to both physical and invisible relationships is how we become whole. In fact, the only way we will ever achieve a sustainable condition – a vital, thriving, healthy living system – is to begin the journey of delving deeper – re-membering the nature of nature.
To heal the planet and heal ourselves in a way that deepens all relationships so that we become whole again
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An internationally recognized proponent and practitioner in sustainability and regeneration Bill is a principal in both the Integrative Design Collaborative and Regenesis, Inc, - consulting organizations working to lift green building and community planning into designs that are fully integrated and evolving with living systems. His work centers on creating the framework for and managing an integrative, whole-systems design process. The objective: to improve the overall quality of the physical, social and spiritual life of our living places and therefore the planet.
- Founding Board Member of the US Green Building Council
- Co-author with the Seven Group: The Integrative Design Guide to
Green Building: redefining the practice of sustainability
- Co-chair of the LEED Technical Committee from its inception in 1994 through 2003
- Served on the national executive committee of the AIA Committee On The Environment
- Chair of the ANSI Committee on Whole System Integration - the Integrative Design and Construction Process
- Served as a NESEA Board member
- LEED Faculty
- Advisory Board - Environmental Building News
- Serves on the board of CitiLog
Bill is a planning consultant, design process facilitator, and lecturer. He has participated in over 300 presentations and workshops relating to Sustainable and Regenerative Design. He has consulted on over two hundred green design commissions and dozens of LEED projects - achieving many certifications – the majority Gold and Platinum. He is a guest lecturer at Universities from Harvard and MIT to the University of British Columbia. His clients range from New York City Department of Design and Construction, U.S. General Services Administration, Loreto Bay, Baja, Mexico, Sidwell Friends School, US Green Building Council, Genzyme Corporation, Teknion, LLC, the Willow School, various city planning agencies on the East and West coast, and many private development companies in the US, Canada, and Mexico.
John Boecker, AIA, an architect living in Wellsville, PA, currently serves as a partner in 7group, a green building consulting firm. He has concentrated his architectural practice exclusively on designing High Performance Green Buildings since 1996. He has practiced architecture in New Haven, Pittsburgh and Los Angeles, in addition to his current workplace in Central Pennsylvania.
John has designed seven LEED® Certified buildings, including two of the first 15 projects nationwide to achieve LEED Certification and has participated as a team member on over 30 LEED certified projects to date. He currently serves as Green Design Consultant on another 40 LEED-registered projects. He became a LEED Accredited Professional in April 2001, serves on the USGBC’s LEED Steering Committee, Co-Chairs the USGBC International Task Force and teaches LEED Workshops as a LEED Faculty Member appointed by the USGBC. From 2002-2007, he Chaired the USGBC’s national LEED Curriculum Committee. As a Subject Matter Expert selected by the USGBC, he was a contributing writer of the LEED Accredited Professional Exam, the Essentials of LEED Professional Accreditation online training, and LEED Reference Guides for LEED-NC, LEED-EB, and LEED-CI.
In 1999, Mr. Boecker joined a team of six other professionals to create 7goup, a multi-disciplinary consulting group focused on green development and collaboration with developers, architects, engineers, builders, governmental agencies, and building owners engaged in green projects. 7group also trains LEED Certification Reviewers. Details are available at www.sevengroup.com.
Along with his 7group partners and Bill Reed, he co-authored The Integrative Design Guide to Green Building, a seminal book to be published by Wiley in 2009. He also authored the “LEED Services Profile” in the AIA Architect’s Handbook for Professional Practice.
His design work has been recognized by over 40 design awards, including 25 Awards for Design Excellence from AIA, three Pennsylvania Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence in 1998, 2001 & 2003, selection by AIA as one of their nationwide Earth Day 2000 Top Ten, and selection twice by the United States team to participate in the Green Building Challenge (GBC) as designer of three of ten projects nationwide selected to represent the U.S. at the Sustainable Building (SB) 2000 and 2002 conferences, held in Maastricht, The Netherlands and Oslo, Norway. He also was part of the core group that led the U.S. Team’s GBTool assessment work at SB 2008 in Melbourne and SB 2004 in Tokyo.
Mr. Boecker has taught Architectural Design at Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg Area Community College, and guest lectures at Harvard. He served as the founding Chair of the Pennsylvania AIA Committee on the Environment, and has lectured in 33 states and 10 countries about green building design. He also serves as an advisor to Environmental Building News.
Joel Ann Todd
Joel Ann Todd has been involved in green buildings and sustainability issues for 20 years. She worked on energy conservation projects in the 1970s and began her work on green buildings in 1989, directing preparation of materials reports for the American Institute of Architects’ Environmental Resource Guide. She became recognized for her work in streamlining environmental life cycle assessment methods and applying these methods to building materials. She has worked with the U.S. Green Building Council since its early days, and currently serves as Vice Chair of the LEED Steering Committee and Vice Chair of its Technical and Scientific Advisory Committee (TSAC).
She participated in the Expanding Mindsets workshop in Pocantico and co-authored its final report. She has organized and participated in greening charrettes and training workshops for numerous clients. Joel has written technical papers for peer-reviewed journals, such as Building Research and Information, Journal of ASTM International, and Journal of Life Cycle Assessment; chapters for books, such as Time Saver Standards for Architectural Design Data; and reports for various clients, including the General Services Administration, the Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Park Service, and others. She has presented papers and participated in panels at conferences sponsored by the AIA, USGBC, and others.
Joel has been involved in international green building efforts for more than a decade. She participated in the U.S. Team for the international Green Building Challenge from 1996 to the present and has chaired work groups on developing metrics and indicators for this program. She currently serves as Secretary and is on the Executive Committee of the International Initiative for a Sustainable Built Environment. She recently conducted research and facilitated workshops on green building for the Commission on Environmental Cooperation in North America. She has made presentations at conferences in Norway, the Netherlands, Japan, the Czech Republic, Mexico, France, Spain, Chile, Italy, Canada, Australia, and other locales.
Nadav Malin is vice president and editorial director of BuildingGreen, LLC and serves as editor of Environmental Building News, a monthly newsletter on environmentally responsible design and construction, executive editor of McGraw-Hill Construction’s GreenSource magazine, and coeditor of the GreenSpec product directory. He is founding chair of the Materials and Resources Technical Advisory Group for the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Rating System, a LEED Faculty Member, and a LEED Accredited Professional.
Nadav consults and lectures widely on sustainable design, with a particular focus on green materials. In addition to running LEED training workshops, he has taught seminars for various USGBC chapters, CSI chapters, state AIA chapters, and private architecture firms. He also served on the U.S. team for Green Building Challenge, oversees BuildingGreen’s management of the U.S. Department of Energy's High Performance Buildings Database project, and leads the content development team for Web and software resources at BuildingGreen.com.
Sandy Wiggins is founder and principal of Consilience, LLC a national
consultancy with a mission to build environmentally, socially and
economically sustainable communities. During his three decade career in the
real estate industry, he has led the development, design and construction of
projects totaling over one billion dollars. In 2001, he cofounded the
Philadelphia based Delaware Valley Green Building Council, an
organization devoted to changing the way these industries work in order to
regenerate the natural environment and leverage the built environment to
improve human health and productivity. He is a Director and Immediate
Past Chair of the U.S. Green Building Council, a Director and Founding
Chair of the Green Building Certification Institute, and served on the LEED
for Neighborhood Development Core Committee and the LEED 2009
Sandy’s skillful facilitation has helped birth sustainable master plans for
municipalities and institutional campuses as well as sustainable regional
public policy initiatives. His vision and leadership have been responsible
for the development of dozens of LEED commercial projects and the
nation’s first LEED Gold certified homes, which were also net zero energy
consumers. Current projects include a mixed use community with a goal to
achieve net zero energy consumption, an environmental education campus
that aspires to include the nation’s first “Living Buildings,” and multiple
projects with institutional communities that are endeavoring to define and
achieve sustainable operations and lifestyles.
Sandy is also Chairman of the newly formed e3bank, a triple bottom line
bank with a mission to facilitate the transition to a green economy, and a
Director of Silpa, Inc., an international green building technical
consultancy with offices in Bangalore and Dubai.
Town of Southampton, NY – Sustainable Development Master Plan
New Jersey Highlands Council Regional Sustainability Master Plan
Foulkeways at Gwynedd Sustainability Master Plan
AFF Potomac River Study Complex – Accokeek, MD – Living Buildings
Stafford Park Mixed Use Community- Manahawkin, NJ – Net 0, LEED ND
George School Integrated Campus Energy Master Plan – Newtown, PA
Lower Bucks Family YMCA – Morrisville, PA – LEED Registered (Gold)
Friends Center Philadelphia – Carbon Neutral, LEED Registered (Platinum)
O’Neil Zero Energy Homes – Perkiomenville, PA – LEED H Gold (multiple)
Inspiritu Verde Community - Steamboat Springs, CO – LEED H Gold
Wallace Roberts & Todd Corporate Offices – LEED CI Gold
Stroud Water Research Center – LEED Platinum (goal)
W.S. Cumby & Son, Inc. Corporate Offices - LEED Certified
Aerzen USA Headquarters and Assembly Plant – LEED Gold
Chester County Conservation District Offices – LEED Registered (Gold)
Swarthmore College Residence Hall – LEED Certified
The Walden School – LEED Registered (Gold)
Philadelphia School District School High School of Engineering and Science
Costco, Best Buy, PetSmart, Dick’s – Barnegat, NJ – LEED Certified (varies)
J.S. Wilson Middle School – Erie, PA - LEED Registered (Gold)
University of Iowa Hygienic Laboratory – Iowa City, IA - LEED Gold
Liberty Property Trust – Corporate Sustainability Planning
Target Stores National Volume Build LEED Certification
Lauren is co-founder and Principal of YRG sustainability consultants. She is a nationally recognized leader in the green building industry with experience enabling corporations, building owners, design teams, and communities to implement and benefit from green building solutions.
An architect by training, Lauren is skilled at developing and managing project-specific, practical, and appropriate strategies for green building and leveraging the value in the marketplace. She works extensively with the USGBC LEED Green Building Rating System and has supported the application and certification of LEED for scores of projects nationally and internationally. Lauren has also worked on behalf of the USGBC to conduct project certification reviews and credit interpretation (CIR) responses for LEED projects.
Lauren’s project experience spans building types, and often includes working within project teams and organizations to make the case for green building, develop a process, provide education, and technically carry projects through to recognized successful outcomes. This process draws upon Lauren’s skills of inspiring teams, developing creative and effective paths and solutions, and bringing the right people and tools to the table at the right time. Lauren is also a seasoned instructor for private and community green building and LEED training sessions.
Lauren sits on the USGBC national Board of Directors, where she represents professional firms. She also currently participates on the USGBC Strategic Planning committee and the LEED Steering Committee. Previously she served as chair of the national USGBC Professional Development Committee, participated on the national Retail Development Committee, and was a founding board member and chair of the education committee for the Colorado USGBC Chapter. Lauren is a LEED 2.0 and 2.1 Accredited Professional.