CENTRO TECNICO DE LA VIVIENDA Y EL URBANISMO, Salvador Gomila, Director
Don Reay, Architect & Urban Planner
Obdulio Iglesias, Architect & Urban Planner
Jose Pereda, Architect & Urban Planner
Juan L. Caveda, Architect
Lazaro Fernandez, Engineer
Ricardo Garcia, Natural Lighting
Bruno Enriquez, Geophysicist - Natural Ventilation
Miguel Ortega, Meteorologist
Olga Perez, Solar Protection
Marlo Martin, Physicist - Natural Cooling
Carlos Villalva, Architect & Urban Planner
Geoff Stanford, Waste Management
Barbara Atkinson, Computer Simulatoins
Computer Services by Berkeley Solar Group
Peter Calthorpe, Architect
CTCM-MICONS, Reflective Paints
Huga Ly, MINBAS
Carlos Villalva, Groundwork
CTCM-MICONS, Solar Hot Water
Lourdes Garcia, Electrical Engineer
Javier Ortega, Engineer
Jose Garcia, Architect, Sanitary Installations
Gerry Lax, Solar Center
Marcial Diaz, Dept Head, Architecture & Tech.
Sofia Carmona, Technical Services, CTVU
Rene Rodriguez, Chief of Planning Development, MICONS
Leonor Bandrich, Chief Environmental Physics, MICONS
Reynaldo Gonzalex, ICAP
Jose Esteves, ICAP
Raul Coll, MICONS
Florentin Krause, Energy Policy
Gerry Lax, Solar Hot Water
Marlo Martin, Natural Cooling
Huck Rorick, Sustainable Communities
Carlos Villalva, Reflective Paints
Amory & Hunter Lovins, film: "Lovins on the Softpath"
Jose Martin, Solar Hot Water
Margarita Rodriguez, Reflective Paints
Funding Exchange/Nation Community funds
Youth Project/Circle Fund
Carol & Ping Ferry
A major source of support has been the many hours of time contributed by numerous people including many who it has not been possible to mention here.
GROUNDWORK INSTITUTE is a non-profit organization concerned with creating low cost, environmentally sound communities, based on the participation of the people who live in them. The Institute has its roots in a series of projects undertaken by a group of architects, builders, and environmental professionals to assist people in developing countries and disadvantaged communities in the U.S.
For example, one of our projects was with a low income village in the West Indies. This work was oriented toward construction of a small village employin gconcepts of waste reclying, sustainable energy systems, and ultra-low cost housing built from local materials. The design and construction was done together with the people of the community. In teh early stages we constructed a biogas digester, initiated a community education program, built energy efficient stoves in community workshops, and demoonstrated low cost bilding methods utilizing local materials.
We are involved with community developent as a unified process from project invention, financing, and design through the mechanics of execution: carpentry, plumbing, etc. In addition, we see our work as integral with education and with social and economic issues.
The Institure forms a base for bringing together material and human support for this type of work. GROUNDWORK INSTITUTE is recognized by the IRS as a 501 c(3) non-profit corporation and your contributions are tax deductible.
Board of Advisers (At the time of the project):
JOE COLLINS, co-founder with Frances Moore Lappe of Institute for Food & Development Policy. Co-Author of "Food First"
SANFORD HIRSHEN, former Chairman, University of California Department of Architecture.
AMORY LOVINS, Energy Research Advisory Board - U.S. Dept. of Energy; Policy Adviser, Friends of the Earth; author "Soft Energy Paths"
HUNTER LOVINS, lawyer, Policy Adviser - Friends of the Earth; co-author "Energy/War: Breaking the Nuclear Link".
PLINY FISK, founder Center for Maximum Potential Building Design.
MELINDA RORICK, Caribbean Basin Working Group.
GEOFF STANFORD, MD, PHD, Director of Greenhills Environmental Center.
CONTRIBUTORS & SUPPORTERS (Partial List):
Sunrise Fund, Bellwether Fund, Libre Fund, Evergreen Fund
Youth Project/Cricle Fund
Caribbean Development Council
Ronald V. Dellums, Congressman, U.S. House of Representatives. Barbara Lee, Administrative Assistant
Gus Newport, Mayor, City of Berkeley, California
David Hunter, Executive Director, Stern Fund
Rod Holt, Vice President, Apple Computers
Carol & Ping Ferry
Haskell Wexler, film maker
Oakland Community Design Center, UC
Extensive In-king donations by prominent technical specialists.
Sanford Hirshen, former Chairman, Department of Architecture
Richard Bender, Dean, College of Environmental Design
Roslyn Lindheim, Professor or Architecture
Claude Stoller, Treasurer, Professor of Architecture
Mary Comerio, President of Board, Professor of Architecture
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