RedVector’s GreenView Blog on Green Building Catches On with Discussions the Latest Developments in the Newest Building Sector

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Subject matter experts and industry insiders on the front lines of the green building and sustainable design revolution weigh in with commentary captures attention

RedVector, Inc., the leading provider of online education for the architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) industries, launched GreenView, a blog that highlights and discusses important and interesting topics in – and sometimes outside of or peripheral to – the world of green building and sustainable design.

“We put together a cross-section of industry folks to let our audience see how various professionals involved in the building trade are interpreting and processing current events in the sector,” says Victoria Zambito, Vice President of Marketing at RedVector. “So far, we’re encouraged by the result – the onsite comments have been sparse, but we’re steadily gaining new readers and “tweets,” which reflect the interest of professionals invested in green building issues and practices.”

Recent topics have included Dr. Rumanda Young’s (Military Master Planner; RLA; Ph.D, Urban Planning) discussion of the unprecedented role environmental ethics will play in the careers of newly minted design professionals and RedVector Director of Course Development (and Green Associate) Jeff Nippes’ perspective on whether “green jobs” can save the recession-ravaged construction industry (bolstered by some powerful evidence from the U.S. Green Building Council). Zambito has weighed in on the value of “green firsts” in corporate achievement in her profile of full-service architecture, interior design, engineering, and construction and program management firm Heery International, and showcased technical and management support giant AECOM’s LEED Platinum-certified Children’s Village.

Last but not least, Green Associate and VectorLearning VP of Content Ryan Sparks gathers intelligence about some of the more curious issues in the building community…for instance, why only 247 individuals out of more than 21,000 chose a LEED AP Home specialty if having a green home is really so high on the “hot things to do” list. He also posed the question, “Are You Green Experienced?”
That’s not quite what Jimi Hendrix asked in 1967 (Are You Experienced?), but the answer undoubtedly addresses a challenge to the traditional “establishment” of 2010.

Looking ahead, GreenView’s contributors are confident that there will be no shortage of topics worthy of mention or debate, and are eager to see readers participate with onsite feedback.
“We’re throwing down the gauntlet,” says Zambito. “We want to hear what people are thinking, doing, and proposing; we want our readers’ input, challenges, and ideas. There has been a sea change in the way the building industry operates that has been unprecedented in the last 100 years, and we want the blog to be a place people can come to read up on the latest and have their opinions heard.”

About RedVector:
RedVector sets the standard of excellence in online continuing education for licensed and certified professionals in the engineering, architectural, construction and long-term healthcare industries. With an online library exceeding 1,000 courses, authored by more than 100 subject matter experts and spanning all 50 states, RedVector serves more than 130,000 design and construction professionals. The recipient of numerous community honors and industry awards, RedVector was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Tampa, Florida. For further information call 1-866-546-1212 or visit http://www.redvector.com.

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