Remembering GBA’s Daimon Lawrence

DaimonLawrenceEvery successful organization is comprised of many dedicated, ambitious, and determined people who remain focused on the mission, inspire others to get involved, and work hard to achieve and thrive. Daimon Lawrence, former co-chair of GBA’s Laurel Highlands branch, was no exception.

Daimon passed away last week, and with his burial, a small part of Western Pennsylvania’s green building legacy died, too. Green Building Alliance has been around for over 22 years, but it’s people like Daimon who have ensured that green buildings exist all over Western Pennsylvania and beyond. Working out of CJL Engineering’s Johnstown office, Daimon served as co-chair for many years, trying to not just talk about green buildings, but to make them happen. A proud long-time GBA member, Daimon was a strong advocate for green buildings, working with GBA and others for years to make sure architects, engineers, and others in Western Pennsylvania received all the education and information they needed to help create better buildings. Daimon also always made sure we had the right information about the LEED and green projects he worked on – and even made a trip to Pittsburgh this past December, just a few weeks ago, for a green building tour.

Daimon was friendly, personable, a hard worker, and diligent about working to create and communicate the benefits of healthy and high performing places for all. Above all else, Daimon Lawrence was a friend to several of us here at GBA, and to the region. While he is no longer with us, his contributions and spirit live on. As we all strive to create better places, let’s not forget whose shoulders we stand on. Thank you, Daimon.

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