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.
The Green Building Initiative (GBI), the creator of the Green Globes building certification program, seems to be gearing up to compete with LEED in a much more significant way. Green Globes scored a big win in October when the GSA announced that it was now recommending the use of either LEED or Green Globes by […]
In October of 2009, SHP celebrated receipt of LEED Silver certification for Pleasant Ridge Montessori- the first LEED certified public K-12 school in the state of Ohio. That first LEED project was not an accident or a whim. It was the result of dedication by SHP Leading Design, the Ohio School Facilities Commission, and Pleasant […]
Almost a month ago now, my husband and I purchased a home and immediately launched into a fairly comprehensive renovation of it. The home was built in 1934 and while it has some amazing original features and is built extremely well, let’s just say that homeowner tastes and electrical codes have changed a bit in […]
I am not always an early adopter, but I did “opt-in” to the new LEED AP with specialty credential pretty quickly after it was launched in 2009. Primarily, I needed to be able to confidently advise my co-workers on the brand new credential and associated continuing education requirement and provide an opinion on if they […]
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