Articles by author: Daniel Huard

Your New Leader for Mass Sustainable Construction: New Jersey

New Jersey is well-poised to turn federal infrastructure funding into major transportation revitalization, from improving Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor to adding more last-mile transit options near the Passaic River. We ask Daniel Huard, the host of MarketScale’s Build for Impact, what can the NJ construction industry do to turn these opportunities into new standards for mass…

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Architecture & Design
Reintroducing Common Sense for Sustainability and Resiliency

Sustainability, transparency, wellness and resiliency are the pillars of the green building world. Host Daniel Huard, the Godfather of Sustainability, collaborates with the experts around the world focusing on green design.     In talking about the pillars of green building, it’s possible to look to the past and future. Ancient cities show signs of sustainability,…

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Architecture & Design
How Resiliency Overlaps with a Commitment to Sustainability in Design

Sustainability, transparency, wellness and resiliency are the pillars of the green building world. Host Daniel Huard, the Godfather of Sustainability, collaborates with the experts around the world focusing on green design.   Built for Impact provides a new angle on the relationship between humans and the Earth—the spiritual one. Host Daniel Huard spoke with Tim Yearington, an…

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Architecture & Design
The Importance of Wellness in the Office

Sustainability, transparency, wellness and resiliency are the pillars of the green building world. Host Daniel Huard, the Godfather of Sustainability, collaborates with the experts around the world focusing on green design.   Wellness matters. Yoga sessions and meditation are great, but wellness can expand far past fitness and self-care routines. How we work affects our wellness…

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Architecture & Design
Reinforcing the Bottom Line with Sustainable Strategies

Sustainability, transparency, wellness and resiliency are the pillars of the green building world. Host Daniel Huard, the Godfather of Sustainability, collaborates with the experts around the world focusing on green design.   What if every single act of design and construction made the world a better place? Well, according to living-future.org, the Living Building Challenge…

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Architecture & Design
How Transparency Can Lead to Sustainable Building

Sustainability, transparency, wellness and resiliency are the pillars of the green building world. Host Daniel Huard, the Godfather of Sustainability, collaborates with the experts around the world focusing on green design.   Sustainability is a topic that is becoming more and more a part of our daily conversations at home and in the workplace. Daniel…

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Architecture & Design
The Evolving Pillars of Green Building

Sustainability, transparency, wellness and resiliency are the pillars of the green building world. Host Daniel Huard, the Godfather of Sustainability, collaborates with the experts around the world focusing on green design.   The realm of green building has evolved dramatically in the past 20 years. While sustainability has been a term that dates back further,…

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innovative data center practices
Applied Digital Strengthens Community Relations through Innovative Data Center Practices
May 21, 2024

As Applied Digital continues to expand its footprint across rural America, its commitment to integrating with and revitalizing local communities stands out. The company’s unique approach to building and operating data centers brings advanced technology to these areas while stimulating local economies and fostering community development. How does Applied Digital ensure seamless integration and…

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data center operators
From Fields to Data Centers: Applied Digital’s Training Program Transforms Farmers into Data Center Operators
May 21, 2024

Nick Phillips, the EVP of Hosting Operations and Public Affairs at Applied Digital, emphasizes the transformative impact of Applied Digital’s training programs, which convert agricultural land into high-tech data centers and enable farmers to transition into skilled data center operators. This initiative highlights the company’s commitment to community development and technological advancement.

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Water Conservation and Sustainability Are Critical for a Data Center’s Success
May 21, 2024

Digital infrastructure is essential, and as data centers expand, their environmental impact, water conservation and sustainability have come under scrutiny. As the demand for data storage and processing capabilities grows exponentially, so does the concern for the environmental impact of these facilities, particularly in terms of water usage. Nick Phillips, the EVP of Hosting…

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AI-driven computing
Reducing the Gap in Skilled Trades Can Be Solved by Boosting Trade Education Initiatives
May 21, 2024

Currently, skilled trades are facing significant shortages making the need for innovative solutions and passionate involvement more urgent than before. Statistics indicate a looming gap in the workforce, expected to reach millions in the next decade, as older generations retire without sufficient newcomers to fill their roles. At the heart of this issue is…

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The Importance of Wellness in the Workplace
December 7, 2020

Sustainability, transparency, wellness and resiliency are the pillars of the green building world. Host Daniel Huard, the Godfather of Sustainability, collaborates with the experts around the world focusing on green design.   Wellness matters. Yoga sessions and meditation are great, but wellness can expand far past fitness and self-care routines. How we work affects our…

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The Relationship Between Sustainability and Wellness in Design
September 28, 2020

On this episode of Build for Impact, Daniel A. Huard invited Jennifer Berthelot-Jelovic to explore the four pillars of green building – sustainability, transparency, wellness and resiliency – and to focus on wellness, in particular. Berthelot-Jelovic is the President and CEO of A SustainAble Production (ASAP). ASAP is a women-owned, full-service, global sustainability and…

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How to Approach Sustainability in Healthcare Design
September 14, 2020

A proponent of lifelong learning, Daniel A. Huard is a sought‐after green building expert also recognized as the Godfather of sustainability. Huard is launching Build For Impact, aiming to build a platform to allow for collaboration with some of the best minds in the world who focus on green design and sustainability. Building has long been a part…

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How Building Owners Can Apply Systems into Sustainable Projects
September 8, 2020

Build for Impact host, Daniel Huard, was joined by Mick Schwedler for a discussion on sustainability, resilience, material transparency, and wellness in building design.  Schwedler is a Senior Applications Engineer with Trane and President of ASHRAE.  He has been actively involved in the development, training, and support of energy efficient systems since 1982. Huard…

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Translating Vision into Sustainable Action
August 31, 2020

Ramie Vagal, Senior Sustainability Manager at Mohawk Industries, joined Build for Impact host, Daniel Huard, for a discussion on sustainability, equity, material transparency, and wellness. Vagal also serves as a member of the LEED Materials and Resources Technology Advisory Group. “I think any organization should not look at sustainability from just one aspect,”…

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Leading Sustainability at Scale
August 24, 2020

There’s no debating the fact that clean air and clean water are essential to human life. But these resources are becoming increasingly scarce, particularly in impoverished areas of the world. As America begins to feel the effects of climate change, people-focused solutions arise, like sustainable building design. “Build For Impact,” explores how the sector…

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Why Equity is a Hidden Component of Resiliency
August 17, 2020

On this episode of Build for Impact, host and LEED architect Daniel Huard is joined by another LEED Fellow and award-winning architect, Eric Corey Freed. Freed serves as the Senior Vice President, Sustainability for CannonDesign, a global architecture, engineering and design firm aimed at designing to “help organizations improve human life” through Living-Centered Design,…

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Why Transparency Is One Ingredient In The Formula of Creating Safe Buildings
August 11, 2020

As more and more architects and building designers look to achieve the top levels of LEED Green Building certification, many are looking at the materials and resources going into the construction of the building. That can be a barrier, with manufacturers not always wanting to share information about their products, whether it be for…

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Developing Tools for a Sustainability Strategy: Build for Impact
August 3, 2020

This week on Build for Impact, Daniel Huard was joined by Amy Costello, P.E., of Armstrong Flooring to talk about her mission as an engineer to support the four pillars of impact; Sustainability, Resiliency, Efficiency, and Wellness. Prior to working with Armstrong, Amy managed the Air, Noise and Energy Section of the Virginia Department of…

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