Google exec named to Living Building group's board

Living buildings like the ones touted by the International Living Future Institute contain plenty of natural light. The group has welcomed three new board members.

Living buildings like the ones touted by the International Living Future Institute contain plenty of natural light. The group has welcomed three new board members.

A Google Inc. executive is one of three new International Living Future Institute board appointees.

George Salah, Google's (NASDAQ: GOOG) director of real estate and workplace services, joins consultant Coretta Anderson, formerly of the Natural Resources Defense Council, and the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens' Richard Piacentini on the group's leadership team. As part of its sustainability mission, the Institute operates the Living Building Challenge, considered the construction and design world's strictest performance standard.

Salah is responsible for Google's real estate and facilities worldwide. Google pioneered the use of the Living Building Challenge Materials Red List.

Anderson served as the NRDC's special initiatives manager. She's known as a keen navigator of the marketing and philanthropic worlds. Piacentini, whose Phipps' executive director, has won the Institute's highest honor and has been recognized by President Obama for his industry contributions.

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