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Cincinnati Zoo Solar Array

Cincinnati Zoo Solar Array

So many topics I wanted to blog about, but so little time to do it in! Last week, I did take a needed day off work and a friend of mine and I went to the Cincinnati Zoo. I knew that the zoo had acquired the funding to build the large solar array in its […]

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Greening the McKenzie Condo

Greening the McKenzie Condo

Ever hear that one about how the cobbler’s kids are often the ones with no shoes? Well, I had been guilty of my own home not being as energy efficient as possible until today. Don’t get me wrong, our energy bills average out to about $100 a month, but there will still simple things that […]

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Do Revolving Doors Save Energy?

Do Revolving Doors Save Energy?

I’ve wondered several times over the years if there is really any tangible proof that revolving doors do, in fact, save energy, and after discussing this topic on Friday with a coworker I decided to finally research the topic. I’ll admit, I was a little doubtful that the amount of energy a revolving door saved, […]

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Small = Savings

Small = Savings

I just read an article on the NY Daily News website (here) about Target trying out a scaled-down version of their big box store in Seattle. While the main reason for the store shrinkage stated in the article was the need for a smaller footprint to “fit” in an urban core, my mind immediately envisioned […]

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Saving Money on Energy Without Saving Energy?

Saving Money on Energy Without Saving Energy?

One of the most mystifying aspects of calculating the LEED Optimize Energy credit (aside from the energy model with 1000s of moving parts!) for most people is the fact that your energy reduction for LEED is not measured in kilowatt hours or therms, but rather in cost of energy saved. Why is that? Well, the […]

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