Green Precision Homebuilder Blu Homes Welcomes Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. to its Board of Advisors
February 28, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO and WALTHAM, MA — February 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — California and Massachusetts-based precision homebuilder, Blu Homes (www.bluhomes.com), announced today that Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. has joined the company’s board of advisors. Mr. Kennedy, who is widely recognized as one of the most resolute defenders of the environment, adds his impressive environmental reputation and knowledge to an already esteemed group of environmentalists on the Blu Board of Advisors, including John Adams, founding director, Natural Resources Defense Council, and Henry Lee, Jassim M. Jaidah Family Director, Environment & Natural Resources Program, JFK School of Government, Harvard University.
“If anyone can revolutionize the homebuilding industry, it is Bill Haney and the remarkable team he’s built at Blu Homes. I’m proud and excited to be a part of a company that is harnessing information technology and building science advancements for the good of American homebuyers and the planet,” said Mr. Kennedy.
“There could be no greater endorsement from the environmental community than having Bobby join Blu Homes in this capacity,” said Bill Haney, President of Blu Homes, which designs and builds precision-built, steel frame, beautiful and green homes across North America. “Bobby’s involvement in the company is a wonderful way to have our commitment to green building validated publicly. We are honored to welcome an environmentalist of his caliber and conviction as an advisor.”
Mr. Kennedy was named one of Time magazine’s “Heroes for the Planet” for his success helping Riverkeeper, a clean water advocacy organization, lead the fight to restore the Hudson River. The group’s achievement helped spawn the 200 Waterkeeper organizations that today span the globe. Mr. Kennedy is the Chief Prosecuting Attorney for the Hudson Riverkeeper and President of Waterkeeper Alliance. Mr. Kennedy also serves as Senior Attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council. He is also a Clinical Professor and Supervising Attorney at Pace University School of Law’s Environmental Litigation Clinic, and is co-host of the Ring of Fire radio program. Mr. Kennedy is a venture partner in and senior advisor to VantagePoint Capital Partners, a leading global investor in energy innovation and efficiency.
Among Mr. Kennedy’s published books are the New York Times bestseller Crimes Against Nature (2004), St. Francis of Assisi: A Life of Joy (2005), The Riverkeepers (1997), and Judge Frank M. Johnson, Jr: A Biography (1977). His articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, The Nation, Outside Magazine, The Village Voice, and many other publications.
About Blu Homes
Blu Homes, Inc. is the leading provider of beautiful and green precision-built homes in North America. Blu’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility is based in California, and Blu has built its inspired and nationally recognized homes for families and institutions from New York to the Colorado mountains and Pacific Coast. Blu’s proprietary steel framing and building technology provide homes that are as strong as they are beautiful, that ship efficiently and are conveniently finished on site by our own teams. Blu homes are more economical, healthier to live in, require lower maintenance, are much stronger than conventional construction, and expandable to accommodate home offices and multigenerational living.