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University of Dayton Divests from Fossil Fuels!

University of Dayton Divests from Fossil Fuels!

Although Ohio has recently been on a crash course to undo all things sustainable about our state (SB 310, freezing Ohio’s renewable requirements and HB 483, new location requirements for commercial wind farms), the University of Dayton is joining a movement that can speak volumes about renewable energy, with or without Gov. John Kasich’s support. […]

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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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What Can I do with Leftover Paint?

What Can I do with Leftover Paint?

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 […]

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Green Building News Article

Green Building News Article

A couple weeks ago I was interviewed by Green Building News about my upcoming seminar at NeoCon as well as some general thoughts on the future of sustainable design. You can read my words of (hopefully) wisdom at this link and you can even listen to a podcast of the interview. I hate how I […]

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