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Welcome to Building My Green Life.

As the Director of Sustainability at SHP Leading Design, I have the opportunity to make good, sustainable choices in my professional life as well as my personal life. This blog is meant to be a means by which to capture those sustainable choices and even accomplishments so that others can (hopefully) learn from them as well.

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Where Sustainability and Food Intersect

Where Sustainability and Food Intersect Those of you who know me personally as well as through this blog probably ...

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Sustainability is Key at the Cincinnati Zoo

Sustainability is Key at the Cincinnati Zoo The Cincinnati Zoo is striving to be the "greenest" zoo in America, and they're ...

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Back to School with an extra lesson: Sustainability

Back to School with an extra lesson: Sustainability

Whether you have children or not you are most certainly aware it’s back to school time.  Kids are standing out at the bus stops, lines at McDonalds are longer in the morning, and rush hour times seem to have adjusted a bit.  Getting all of these kids back into the classroom has another effect as […]

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Buildings Nationwide Compete for Energy Efficiency

Buildings Nationwide Compete for Energy Efficiency

While LEED is a central topic to this blog, it is not the only measure of energy efficiency.  The Environmental Protection Agency has its own Energy Star program through which building owners, managers, etc can upload their building’s energy use.  The program then compares your building against buildings of similar type across the country.  Your […]

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11 Aug Posted by in LEED 2009 | Comments

The ‘Green’ Movement is infecting America’s favorite sport: Football

The ‘Green’ Movement is infecting America’s favorite sport: Football

The Beautiful Game.  The Sport of Kings.  America’s Pastime.  No matter which sport you like to follow or which team gets you excited, the world of sporting is notoriously wasteful.  Golf courses dump hundreds of millions of gallons of water on their pristine greens every year simply so it looks pretty for its members.  Football […]

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07 Aug Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments

Welcome to Our New Blogger!

Welcome to Our New Blogger!

Those of you who have been reading BMGL over the past few months have probably noticed that the vast majority of recent posts have been by Andrew Hemmelgarn. I’m still here and will continue blogging as my schedule permits and the urge hits, but Andrew has recently offered to share his very obvious passion for […]

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