Bill Reed, AIA, LEED is an internationally recognized
proponent and practitioner in sustainability
and regeneration. Bill is an architect
and client resource with the Integrative
Design Collaborative — a consulting
organization working to lift green
building design practice into one that
is integrated with living systems.
His work centers on creating the framework
for and managing the integrative, whole-system
He served as co-chair of the LEED Technical
Committee from its inception in 1994
through 2003; is a founding Board Member
of the US Green Building Council; and
served on the national executive committee
of the AIA Committee On The Environment.
He currently serves on the NESEA Board
and as an advisor to Environmental
I was a fellow on the High
Performance Building Guidelines
project and its follow-up,
the High Performance Building Guidelines
. The opportunity to work
with a large group of stakeholders in
New York City government and assist in
the development of awareness of the basics
of sustainability was a very important
to me. Instead
of consulting to a group, it
was much more valuable to participate
in the process of understanding.
Being a resource is much more fun than
simply telling people what to
do. The multitude of projects
toward which we later applied
these high performance building
principles made the process more rich.
New York City is one of the few places
this kind of intense engagement can occur
over an extended period of time.