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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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Behind the LEEDers: Accessing LEED Online

Behind the LEEDers: Accessing LEED Online

In last week’s post I elaborated on a few topics that aren’t typically mentioned when discussing LEED.  The principles that LEED champions are proudly displayed but the actual workings of the process itself are an entirely different conversation. For today I’ll take you through a basic overview of what you’ll see/do when you first log […]

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07 Jul Posted by in LEED | Comments

INFOGRAPHIC: 4 Practical Things to Know About the LEED Process

INFOGRAPHIC: 4 Practical Things to Know About the LEED Process

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07 Jul Posted by in LEED | Comments

Behind the LEEDers: An Inside Look at LEED

Behind the LEEDers: An Inside Look at LEED

To anyone developing an interest in building design, their research will inevitably introduce them to the USGBC’s LEED program at some point.  USGBC launched its first pilot program in 1998 that would eventually evolve into the latest version, LEED v4. There are tons of websites that offer “The quick study guide to your LEED Green […]

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02 Jul Posted by in LEED | Comments

INFOGRAPHIC: What EXACTLY Can Be Recycled?

INFOGRAPHIC: What EXACTLY Can Be Recycled?

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