Category Archives: Efficiency and Conservation

Stuff and Green Material

I recently began the spring semester and one of my course’s is Design for Green Materials. This course will introduce us to green materials and the process these materials follow throughout building, and design. In class we watched a short … Continue reading

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Voting with your Dollar$

I just received my copy of The Better World Shopping Guide by Ellis Jones from Jetson Green.  This handbook is a great guide to flip through, especially in the Holiday Season when most are doing a little more shopping than … Continue reading

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Dr. John Todd and the Eco-Machine

The Academy of Natural Sciences http://www.ansp.org/  in Philadelphia is host to a series of lectures and panel discussion on a range of topics from urban sustainability to environmental action. Recently the Academy hosted Dr. John Todd the inventor of the Eco-MachineTM. … Continue reading

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New York City Building Codes

There are a number of changes in the New York City building code that will force construction in New York City to be more sustainable.  This means more opportunities for people with green building experience.  It also means that developments, buildings, offices and … Continue reading

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NYC Green Building Codes LEED to more Sustainable Certifications

I recently had a meeting with a couple of developers who were planning on doing a quick renovation to convert an older building into residential condos or apartments.  We were discussing the project budget and sustainable certifications were brought up.  They immediately … Continue reading

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Top 5 Sustainable Upgrades

What are the best sustainable upgrades to do for your house? We have recently started a new design project and as part of the early stages of design we were coming up with a list of what upgrades we were going … Continue reading

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Green Build Day 1

Today I attended the opening day of the Green Build expo in the windy city of Chicago. I began the day by walking around the exhibit hall which was filled with thousands of vendors. It was a bit overwhelming at first … Continue reading

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