Green Engineer (BusinessWeek)

Guy Battle’s holistic approach (slideshow) (podcast) (MP3)

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“Engineers are a hidden hand when it comes to innovation,” says Guy Battle, principal of London-based Battle McCarthy Consulting Engineers, who specialize in green buildings and their role in creating sustainable businesses. It’s an admittedly unusual combination, at least from the American perspective on the role of engineers. But Battle is an unusual engineer, choosing to chase down new challenges rather than merely solve the ones at hand — like forgoing air conditioning in the tropics, or combining transparency and bomb-resistance. “We’re very much seen as drivers, and that’s why architects come to us and ask us to get involved,” says Battle. (link)