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Allison McKenzie  // Posts published by Allison McKenzie

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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NeoCon 2014: Acoustics

NeoCon 2014: Acoustics

What a long day at NeoCon 2014! There’s always so much to see and the crowds are insane. I was fortunate enough to be selected to speak for the 4th year in a row, and this year I chose to talk about acoustics. When it comes to sustainable design, people often focus on energy efficiency […]

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“Junk” is relative

“Junk” is relative

I am once again reminded that the old adage “one man’s junk is another man’s treasure” is very true. Over the past week, I cleaned out two entire houses. One was an estate sale house that my mom was moving into and one was my mom’s old, much too large, house. In both cases, my […]

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Green Globes Gearing Up

Green Globes Gearing Up

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 […]

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05 Nov Posted by in LEED | Comments

Protect Our Ohio Green Schools

Protect Our Ohio Green Schools

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 […]

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