DesignIntelligence has just released its 2009 Sustainable Design Survey, which takes data from A&D firms in the U.S. Of note:
• Most U.S. firms claim a majority of their projects are environmentally responsible.
• The top five individuals cited as green and sustainable design role models are: Bill McDonough, Ed Mazria, Bob Berkebile, Amory Lovins, and Barack Obama.
• The top five firms cited as green and sustainable design role models are: HOK, Perkins+Will, BNIM, Kieran Timberlake and, in a three-way tie for fifth: Arup, Mithun, and William McDonough + Partners.
• The top five contractors cited as role models: Turner Construction Company, Skanska, a tie for third between Swinerton Inc. and Mortenson Construction, with Beck rounding out the five.
• The top five manufacturers cited along the same criteria as the other top fives above: Interface Inc., Herman Miller, Steelcase, Haworth, and Shaw.