The lectures that we give, the journals that we contribute, the books that we write, the courses that we teach and the internships that we create all serve a vital function in the delivery of exemplary green projects. Our commitment to academia allows us to continually innovate in the design of sustainable built environments, and apply the lessons learned to commercial projects. These projects inevitably cross the boundaries between academic research and commercial realization and provide a glimpse of a more sustainable future built environment.