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pierce jones

Pierce Jones, PhD
Professor & Director
Program for Resource Efficient Communities
Phone: (352) 392-5684
Fax: (352) 392-9033

As Director and founding member of the Program for Resource Efficient Communities, Pierce administers the coordination, development, and delivery of educational programs on best management practices in the built environment. PREC gives special emphasis to energy, water, windstorm, termite, and indoor environmental quality issues related to residential construction. Pierce coordinated the development of Build Green & Profit, a 14-hour, highly interactive, continuing education program designed and approved for presentation to licensed Florida building contractors, inspectors, and architects. He directs applied research projects and training program development funded by US DOE, FEMA, Florida Department of Community Affairs, St. Johns River Water Management District, and Southwest Florida Water Management District. He has also actively collaborated with Audubon International, Energy Star®, Building America, PATH, and the Florida Green Building Coalition in promoting resource efficient residential communities.

Pierce's experience and research focus includes:

  • Green building principles and practices
  • Energy efficient residential design and construction
  • Indoor environmental quality and HVAC issues
  • Disaster mitigation through durable construction