Crain’s New York has selected Dattner Architects’ Principal John Woelfling as one of this year’s sustainability pacesetters propelling New York toward a greener future. Crain’s Notable Leaders in Sustainability features a list of 50 individuals who are pioneers in their fields, driving innovation, and advocating for sustainability in the areas of energy, real estate, technology, finance, and more.
“As a New Yorker that has dedicated the last two decades of my professional career to designing and delivering high performance, sustainable buildings, it is an honor to receive this recognition from Crain’s. Reduction of our energy usage and altering the amount of greenhouse gas emitted by humans is the existential challenge of our times. I am glad to be honored with like-minded problem solvers.” — John Woelfling AIA
John leads Dattner Architects’ residential work, designing large-scale, urban affordable housing that embodies environmental responsibility and resident wellbeing. Under his leadership, the firm has developed specialized expertise in designing and building sustainable multi-family buildings; his commitment to sustainability and innovation has resulted in the completion of 961 new units of Passive House affordable housing for New Yorkers.