Sustainable design is about connections: seeing something in a greater context, and understanding how one element is interconnected with another. We want to create places of value that last, that minimize negative impacts, that belong to a site, and that connect people with the natural environment. Everything that we design is interconnected. The success of a project depends on finding those connections, and looking for synergies that make the whole greater than the sum of the parts. That's what sustainable design - good design - is all about: finding synergies, making connections, and inspiring positive change in the built environment.
A licensed architect & LEED Accredited Professional (BD+C, Homes), Roxanne Button has been involved in sustainable design for over 20 years. Her diverse work experience includes green building consulting, scriptwriting for a green renovation TV series, & designing and managing LEED projects. Roxanne is a former board member for the New York Upstate Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council, & a current member of the Chapter’s Education Committee & Board Advisory Panel. She led the team that created Public Day for the American Solar Energy Conference in 2009 & co-hosts the monthly Buffalo Green Drinks networking series. As a member of the National Education Reviewers team for USGBC, Roxanne contributes to the development of educational programs for fellow LEED Accredited Professionals. She is also GPRO-trained to conduct workshops for construction professionals on green & LEED projects.