Using research from GlobalData’s Influencer platform, Designbuild Network has named ten of the most influential people in construction sustainability on Twitter during Q2 2020.

Biggest influencers in construction sustainability: The top ten in Q2 2020

1. Randy Deutsch (@randydeutsch)

Randy Deutsch is an architect currently serving as managing partner and design director of Deutsch Insights, a consulting firm. He is also a clinical associate professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His specialties include strategic foresight, digital technology, collaborative work processes, urban design, architectural design, and more.

Twitter followers: 9,494

GlobalData influencer score: 100

2. Frank Cunha (@FRANKCUNHAIII)

Frank Cunha is a triathlete-architect specialising in sustainable planning and design. He currently serves as the university architect for capital planning and project management at the Montclair State University in New York. He is also the CEO and principal of the architecture and planning firm, FC3 Architecture.

Twitter followers: 24,463

GlobalData influencer score: 84

3. Elrond Burrell (@ElrondBurrell)

Elrond Burrell is a registered architect and passive house designer. He specialises in areas such as sustainable design, low carbon architecture, environmental materials, and timber construction. He currently owns VIA architecture, an architecture and planning firm. He is also the principal advisor, architecture and design for New Zealand’s Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment agency.

Twitter followers: 9,465

GlobalData influencer score: 80

4. Debbie Mauger (@DebbieAnadapta)

Debbie Mauger is a sustainability consultant, currently serving as communication officer for  the Alliance for Sustainable Building Products (ASBP), non-profit organisation. She is also the founder of Anadapta, which provides networking capabilities and admin support to promote sustainability in the built environment.

Twitter followers: 2,649

GlobalData influencer score: 71

5. MA Green Building (@MAGreenBuilding)

MA Green Building is the official Twitter account of Rate It Green, a peer-review directory created by Allison Friedman for the green building industry. The platform provides information on green building products and services, and also helps manufacturers and service providers to reach new clients.

Twitter followers: 994

GlobalData influencer score: 68

6. Carl Croft (@CarlJCroft)

Carl Croft is a chartered architect currently serving as the managing director of Croft Architecture Limited, a Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) certified architectural firm. Carl specialises on building effective partnerships and collaborations, and innovations that can transform construction. He also served as group moderator for Business for Breakfast, a marketing firm.

Twitter followers: 4,335

GlobalData influencer score: 67

7. Monte Paulsen (@MontePaulsen)

Monte Paulsen is a building information modelling (BIM) consultant currently serving as a certified passive house consultant at RDH Building Science, a civil engineering organisation. Prior to this, Paulsen served as a passive house consultant for Red Door Energy Science, which later merged with RDH in 2016.

Twitter followers: 3,576

GlobalData influencer score: 62

8. Dusty Gedge (@greenroofsuk)

Dusty Gedge is a sustainability consultant currently serving as the president of the European Federation of Green Roof Associations. He specialises in green roof designing in the UK and outside.

Dusty created, the first independent green roof portal in the UK, in 2004 to bring the green roofing industry together. He also co-founded Gentian Ltd that focuses on urban green infrastructure.

Twitter followers: 23,011

GlobalData influencer score: 62

9. Wolfgang Feist (@WolfgangFeist)

Wolfgang Feist is a sustainability consultant. He is credited for introducing the first passive house standards in construction, making buildings more energy efficient, comfortable and affordable. A physicist by education, Wolfgang is interested in sustainability issues, especially around energy efficiency.

Twitter followers: 6,257

GlobalData influencer score: 56

10. Emmett Scanlon (@Emmett_Scanlon)

Emmett Scanlon is an architect currently serving as architecture advisor at the Arts Council of Ireland. He is also the director of EP Architecture Limited, an architectural design firm and an assistant professor at the School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy, University College Dublin.

Twitter followers: 5,771

GlobalData influencer score: 56