Ken Wilson, Diana Horvat, and Penny Bonda, have teamed up
to form Ecoimpact, a new sustainability consulting firm targeted to clients who
consider sustainability not only a strategic advantage, but also an ethical and
social imperative. Through a
comprehensive offering of services, Ecoimpact will guide companies rethinking
their approaches to achieving sustainability and economic goals. These will
include both internal and external strategic assessments, trainings, promotion, and research.
Many of you will recognize Wilson, FAIA, IIDA, LEED AP (and
Contract’s 2005 Designer of the Year) and Horvat, IIDA, LEED AP as long-time
partners in Envision Design, the award-winning Washington, D.C. firm that has
made green design an important part of its expertise. Bonda, FASID, LEED AP has
been a participant in the green building industry since its early stages, and
has pioneered many of the accepted practices and recognized standards that have
defined the sustainability movement.
Wilson commented that Ecoimpact was founded on the belief
that sustainable business practices can help organizations achieve a greater
competitive advantage, even in a down economy. We couldn’t agree more, and
would like echo the optimistic outlook that “green” is one of the bright spots
on a currently bleak economic horizon. As the new economy takes shape, we can only
hope that more people emerge who think like Wilson, Horvat, and Bonda do, and
are willing to act on it.