Jul 29, 2020
Jason F. McLennan is an architect and prominent figure in the green building movement. He is the Founder and the board of the International Living Future Institute and Cascadia Green Building Council, a chapter of both the U.S. Green Building Council and the Canada Green Building Council. He is the CEO of McLennan Design, his own architecture and planning firm that does work all over the world. McLennan is also one of the creator of Pharos, an advanced building material rating system, Declare, an ingredient disclosure label for building products, and JUST, a social justice transparency platform for organizations. In addition, he developed the Living Community Challenge and the Living Product Challenge.
“Mentorship has been incredibly important to me. I think we reach our potential when we learn from others who have been down the paths further...It really pays to listen to elders and learn from those that have walked the path before you. I think too many people now, for whatever reason, discount our elders and that's great peril. They focus too much on themselves and that's what technology and the social communication and everything that we have at our disposal is allowing for sort of a level of narcissism that's unhealthy.”
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