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 […]
I apologize for being a little late to the party on this one, but summer is getting away from me! It was announced on July 2 that LEED v4 has been approved and will be officially launched this fall (likely in conjunction with Greenbuild). This latest version of LEED went through several drawn out public […]
This year, I am speaking at NeoCon (literally right this moment thanks to timed posting on the blog!) about selecting furniture and finishes with LEED in mind. As designers, we are often inundated by inaccurate and sometime laughable information from product reps about how their products can contribute to LEED certification. My one hour session […]
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