Anne Hicks Harney has over 30 years of experience, with an emphasis on providing high quality design imbued with a solid technical foundation and a sustainable emphasis. Formed in 2016, Long Green Specs provides sustainability focused construction specifications and building science expertise to Architectural firms across the country.
Ms. Harney has an expertise in health and environmental impacts of building materials and has lectured extensively on this topic. Her work is currently focused on improving material selections on Architectural projects through the architectural specification process, and she is working with nationally recognized Architectural firms across the US. She also provides material assessment services incorporating her knowledge base of materials in service to improving building design.
She is active in many local and national committees. She is a committee member and was the chair of the AIA Materials Knowledge Working Group in 2016-2017, a national committee identifying the AIA's role in the growing issue of Materials Transparency. Since 2014 she has been a member of the USGBC Materials & Resources Technical Advisory Group, recommending technical solutions to the LEED rating system including credit changes and adjustments, and prerequisite improvement. And she was a founding co-chair of the Building Enclosure Council - Baltimore, a forum for sharing ideas on building design and science issues.
Ms. Harney has been a speaker at various conferences, including Greenbuild, ILFI unconference, Living Product Expo and the AIA National Conference. In 2016, Ms. Harney was elected to the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows and was named a LEED Fellow.