Alex Wilson is president of the Resilient Design Institute in Brattleboro, Vermont, an organization working to advance practical solutions for enhancing the resilience of buildings and communities. He has written and lectured widely on resilient design and passive survivability since 2005. He was a member of the Buildings Resiliency Task Force in New York City and coauthor of the July 2013 report, Building Resilience in Boston. Mr. Wilson is also the founder of BuildingGreen, Inc., which has been working since 1985 to educate building practitioners about green building practices, including through the monthly newsletter, Environmental Building News. He is author or coauthor of a number of books, including the Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings (1st edition 1990, 10th edition, 2012), Green Development: Integrating Ecology and Real Estate (1998), and Your Green Home (2006). Alex served on the national Board of the U.S. Green Building Council from 2000 through 2005 and received the organization’s Leadership Award for Education in 2008. In 2010, he was the second recipient of the Hanley Award for Vision and Leadership in Sustainable Housing.