The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute has hired Emily English to lead its Built Positive (Built+) initiative.
Built+ is an industry movement dedicated to improving the built environment’s impact on people, planet and economy from molecule to metropolis. The movement envisions a circular economy powered by materials and products certified according to the Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard. More than 150 companies, serving the building and construction industry through the provision of Cradle to Cradle Certified products and materials, have joined the Built+ movement so far.
“Emily brings firsthand knowledge of the challenges and opportunities faced throughout the design and construction value chain, as well as a track record of managing strategic relationships and programs to this newly created role. Her skills and expertise make her equipped to lead Built Positive as it continues to gather momentum throughout the industry,” says Vice President Stacy Glass. “We look forward to expanding Built Positive under her leadership and are delighted to welcome her to the Institute team.
In her previous role as community director for the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), English served as a conduit between USGBC’s initiatives and the marketplace for sustainability. She developed partnerships with and delivered value to stakeholders across the built environment sector, from the architecture, engineering and construction(AEC) community and trade associations to nonprofit organizations and government agencies.
Prior to USGBC, English was a program director at the Alliance to Save Energy, which included leading strategy and curriculum development for an energy efficiency management certification program. English also served as the Green Building program manager for the National Association of Homebuilders, where she oversaw the development of a residential green building standard and home certification program; and as an account manager for D&R International, where she worked on behalf of the US Environmental Protection Agency and US Department of Energy to market the ENERGY STAR program.