Executive Director of SIPA
Jack Armstrong is president of Acumen, LLC, a boutique sustainable marketing, advocacy, and business communication consulting practice, founded after his 24 year career with BASF – The Chemical Company. Armstrong has served on the board of directors for both the Sustainable Building Industries Council and the Structural Insulated Panel Association, as well as Chair for the Building & Construction Materials Issues Team of the American Chemistry Council’s Plastics Division.
Currently, he serves on the board and as Sustainability Chair of BPA – the worldwide consumer and media audit association in New York City composed of brand owners and advertising agencies. Additionally, he is a member of the Chief Marketing Officers Association and the United Nations Environmental Program Sustainable Building Climate Initiative Materials Advisory Committee.
The Rise of Factory-built Housing: Episode 1
Between 1908 and 1942, Sears sold 100,000 homes that were delivered in kits consisting of 12,000 pieces. While Sears is no longer in the business of making prefabricated homes, a new class of technology-driven startups has picked up the mantle and is now delivering kits, which once they’re put together, make modern homes.
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