Hanley Wood Business Media and its EcoHome magazine, in partnership with The Hanley Foundation, have announced the official nominees for The 2009 Hanley Award for Vision and Leadership in Sustainable Housing. The award honors individuals who have made extraordinary, lasting, and far-reaching contributions to the advancement of sustainable housing in the United States. The award winner will receive $50,000—the largest award in the industry recognizing contributions to environmental building.

Eighteen nominees were selected by a diverse committee of industry leaders, based on their deep, long-standing, and influential commitments to sustainability, and significant and lasting contributions to the widespread implementation of environmental building concepts, techniques, and innovations in advancing sustainable housing in the United States. The 2009 nominees include pioneering home builders, architects, developers, researchers, building scientists, policy advisers, nonprofit and affordable housing innovators, educators, and renowned green building authors.

The 2009 Hanley Award Official Nominees:

Matt Belcher, President

Belcher Homes

Dennis Creech, Executive Director

Southface Energy Institute

Plinky Fisk / Gail Vittori,

Co-Directors - Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems

Richard Halpin, Founder/CEO

American YouthWorks

Robert Hammon, Ph.D., Principal


Reuben Hechanova, Director of New Projects (Housing) - Mission Housing Development Corp.

David Johnston, President

What’s Working, LLC

Kevin Stack

Northeast Natural Homes

Ray Tonjes, Owner

Ray Tonjes Builder, Inc.

Michelle Kaufmann AIA, LEED AP, Principal - Michelle Kaufmann Designs

Joseph Lstiburek, Principal

Building Science Corp.

Edward Mazria, AIA, Founder

Architecture 2030

John Wesley Miller, Founder

John Wesley Miller Companies

Northwest EcoBuilding Guild

Matt Petersen, President, CEO

Global Green USA

Bill Reed, AIA, LEED AP, President

Integrative Design Collaborative

Marc Richmond

Practica Consulting

Alex Wilson, Founder, Executive Director

BuildingGreen LLC

The Hanley Award winner will be featured on the cover of the November issue of EcoHome magazine, along with full editorial coverage within the magazine and on EcoHome’s Web site,ecohomemagazine.com. In addition, the announcement about the inaugural award will be delivered to more than 360,000 professional builders, architects, and remodelers via Hanley Wood’s extensive residential and commercial construction networks. The first Hanley Award will be presented in collaboration with the U.S. Green Building Council at the USGBC Hanley Award Dinner in November at the USGBC’s annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Phoenix.