It was a great get-together in Urbana with exceptional people and real privilege to get an ovation for my presentation at the 2nd Annual North American Passivhaus Conference – especially since I only had to show my first slide to raise the roof. The title of my presentation is "Incrementalism is Death." It's a phrase I modified from Nicholas Negroponte's concept that "incrementalism is innovation's worst enemy." In my view, when it comes to taking the leaps needed to solve the climate crisis in our built environment, incremental thinking isn't just an enemy, it's death.
The technology, building materials and construction talent is all available today. What we're a little short on, however, is the courage to leap toward real, integrated, sustainable solutions instead of continuing to take baby steps that just won't get us where we need to be.
So help me spread the word. I just put my complete presentation on SlideShare where you can view it, download it, share it and help me shake things up with it.