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Robert F. Fox is a New York City architect and a partner at the firm Cook + Fox Architects. He has designed more than 30 skyscrapers, including his firm’s most recent, the Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park, which is the first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum commercial high-rise. He was a founding partner of Fox & Fowle Architects (1978). Fox & Fowle designed the influential and award-winning Condé Nast Building/4 Times Square, which is widely regarded as America’s first green skyscraper. Fox led the team responsible for creating the original Battery Park City Residential Environmental Guidelines in 2000, which guided the development of the Solaire, the first green residential tower in the United States. In 2003 Bob Fox joined with Richard Cook to form Cook + Fox Architects, a firm devoted to creating beautiful, environmentally responsible, high-performance buildings. The firm has won awards for the Henry Miller's Theatre; a neighborhood development in the South Street Seaport; a visitors’ center at the Angkor Hospital for Children in Cambodia; and 401 West 14th Street in the Gansevoort Market Historic District. In 2006, Cook and Fox partnered with green development expert Bill Browning to form Terrapin Bright Green, LLC, an environmental consulting and strategic planning firm. Fox is adviser to Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s PlaNYC 2030 sustainability initiative; founding chair of the United States Green Building Council, New York Chapter; member of the MTA Blue Ribbon Commission on Sustainability; member of the President's Council for Scenic Hudsonas; member of the Cooper Union President's Council; and advisory board member of the Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard University. Fox holds an M.Arch. from Harvard University and a B.Arch. from Cornell University.
Bob Sheppard is a New England–based sustainability consultant working to advise companies as diverse as General Motors, Verizon Communications, and Oakhurst Dairy on a range of projects. As vice president of the Corporate Program at Clean Air–Cool Planet, Sheppard was responsible for carbon management and reduction relationships with more than three dozen corporations from Maine to Pennsylvania, including Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Shaw’s Supermarkets, and Timberland. During a decade-long tenure at CA-CP he oversaw the publication of Cool Solutions to Global Warming, a compendium of case studies highlighting best practices across the Northeast, as well as the Consumer’s Guide to Retail Carbon Offset Providers. Sheppard is frequently called upon to present at a variety of climate- and energy-related conferences, business meetings, and before college audiences. He was also a contributing writer for the publication "Getting to Zero: Defining Corporate Carbon Neutrality." Prior to joining CA-CP, Sheppard spent three years as senior social research analyst at Citizens Funds, where he was involved in several shareholder resolutions filed by the socially responsible mutual fund. Sheppard’s background includes a decade in the field of broadcast journalism with radio stations across New England, where he focused on waterfront development, municipal planning, and the environment. A father of two college students and a charter member of the Portsmouth Men’s Chorus, Sheppard is a graduate of the University of Southern Maine with a B.S. in business administration.