Time: "Heroes of the Environment"

October 1, 2008

Peggy was named one of the "Heroes of the Environment" in the October 6, 2008 issue of TIME Magazine.



“With the help of her prodigious Rolodex, Liu, 39, brought together high-powered business and government types from both the U.S. and China. One of her first recruits was Rob Watson, who founded a widely recognized environmental rating system for buildings in the U.S. and elsewhere. With China expected to add some 50,000 new skyscrapers by 2030, the energy-conservation potential is enormous- but so is skepticism among developers who question whether it’s worth investing more to make a building energy-efficient. Liu is convinced it is, and her business background helps her make that case. Whether you’re dealing with mayors or real estate developers, the one thing they all respond to is numbers. If you can show them “how to make green by going green,” she says, you’ve closed the sale.”


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