Green Home Builder Blu Names NRDC Founder And Duke Of Bedford To Board
September 7, 2010
September 7, 2010 – Green home builder Blu Homes, Inc., today announced that John H. Adams, co-founder of Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), and Duke of Bedford Andrew Russell have joined its board of directors.
“I am honored to have John Adams and Andrew Russell join the Blu team,” said Bill Haney, Blu Homes CEO. “The leadership they have shown over the past 30 years, their deep understanding of the environmental and real estate communities and their business prowess will help to guide Blu as we scale our operations into a leading global, technology-driven green home builder.”
John Adams served as NRDC's executive director from the organization's founding in 1970 until 2006 and later also served as president. With more than 1.3 million members and more than 350 lawyers, scientist and other professionals, the NRDC is widely considered one of the world's leading environmental groups. John has also served on many governmental advisory committees, including President Clinton's Council for Sustainable Development. Adams, author of the recently published “A Force for Nature: The Story of NRDC and Its Fight to Save Our Planet”, is a graduate of Michigan State University and the Duke University School of Law. John continues to play an active role in NRDC, is chairman of the board of the Open Space Institute and sits on the boards of numerous other environmental organizations. Rolling Stone wrote of Adams, “If the planet has a lawyer, it’s John Adams.”
Andrew Russell, the Duke of Bedford, has been a technology investor for 30 years, focusing on green technology. In addition to his interest in leading edge technology, Andrew operates an internationally recognized center of excellence for the conservation of endangered species at his celebrated Woburn Abbey. He also manages extensive real estate holdings centered in London. Andrew graduated from Harvard.
The two new board members join a team of esteemed environmentalists, architects and technologists. For more details go to http://www.bluhomes.com/about/advisors/.