The Hanley Award for Vision and Leadership in Sustainability is an important Hanley Wood initiative that honors the highest-level individual and organizational achievement in the area of resilient and sustainable solutions in design, neighborhood development, and construction.
Gail Vittori takes the prize this year and you can read all about it on our sister site BUILDER.
Vittori co-directs one of green building's oldest and most respected think tanks, co-wrote a much-needed bible for greening health care systems, served as chairwoman of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and currently is the chair of Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI). She brought sustainable building to the Pentagon and worked with the city of Austin, Texas, to develop the first-ever municipal green building program—inspiring similar programs across the country and around the world. An acknowledged force in maturing the green building industry's understanding of the human health element in structures and systems, Vittori has racked up an impressive list of accomplishments and contributions—especially for someone who never quite knew what she wanted to be when she grew up.