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.
As a University of Cincinnati alumnae, as well as a past resident adviser at UC, I was very pleased today to read that UC is going to be issuing green bonds to finance the renovation of Scioto Hall, a more than slightly out of date residence hall on the university’s main campus. A few years […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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