Monthly Archives: October 2010

Reducing your Energy Bill

Don’t just winterize your home in the cold months to come, de-energize it. Take those winterization projects a bit further and save money all year round. Some of the same techniques we use to winterize our homes have energy saving … Continue reading

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A different shade of Green for your walls

I recently started work on my first interior green wall.  In comparison to other sustainable upgrades the interior green wall itself is rather simple and the health benefits are many.  The green wall acts as an air filter for the space.  … Continue reading

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Which Green Building Certification is right for you?

This past week a class action lawsuit was filed against the United States Green Building Council (USGBC)  for fraud, claiming the USGBC certifications of buildings does not make buildings save any more energy. (article here)  I will leave the debate about whether the … Continue reading

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What is Sustainability?

Have you ever sat down and thought about what exactly sustainability is? I know I did not until I was presented with the question in my Sustainable Design Methodologies class. Up until that point I always thought of it as … Continue reading

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Looking in to the future, through windows that can produce energy!

Onyx Photovoltaic Glass I had a lunch and learn today with Onyx Solar today.   They created technology that incorporates solar voltaic cells into the  windows of a building.  These photovoltaic cells produce energy without having to install a separate solar voltaic system on the … Continue reading

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Sustainable Design Vision

Sustainable Design Vision Dan Culver To get this blog going and the discussion started we thought we’d start with a brief explanation of what each of us thought was our vision and intention of sustainable design.  My vision and intention … Continue reading

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Introduction

Hello blog world.  Tony and I have decided to start a blog discussing our vision of sustainability, what we’re learning/reading/experiencing and getting feedback and ideas from our readers. I’ll start with a little background on myself.  My name is Dan … Continue reading

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