Advocacy & Policy

The Advocacy Committee was founded in recognition of the necessity to engage the Institute in industry standards, codes, and public policy as a strategy to further the mission of accelerating a transformation to sustainable buildings and urban habitat. This may involve developing and forwarding our own initiatives or supporting the initiatives of other groups. For example, FTI members recently provided proposed facade related modifications to the USGBC for incorporation in their latest building rating system. Our own initiatives could potentially involve the development of codes, standards, metrics, rating systems and/or guidelines relating to various aspects of facade system design and delivery.

Committee Initiatives:

  • We recently submitted proposals to LEED v4 with recommendations to improve facade performance and occupant comfort – read the full announcement.

Committee Members

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Helen Sanders

General Manager, Technoform North America

Committee Chair
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Tony Cinnamon

Associate Principal, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates (WJE), Inc.

Committee Member
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Chris DeHaven

Project Director, McCarthy Building Companies

Committee Member
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Stéphane Hoffman

Vice President Facade Engineering, Morrison Hershfield

Committee Member
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Louis Koehl

Project Architect, Handel Architects

Committee Member

Katherine Miller

The Hilton Foundation

Committee Member
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Mic Patterson

Ambassador of Innovation & Collaboration, Facade Tectonics Institute

Committee Member
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April Rawson

Senior Manager, Business Development, National Fenestration Rating Council

Committee Member
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Stephen Selkowitz

Senior Advisor for Building Science, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

Committee Member
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Bryan Toton

CEO, North Carolina State University

Committee Member
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Hamid Vossoughi

Senior Principal, WSP Canada

Committee Member

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