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Back to School with an extra lesson: Sustainability

Back to School with an extra lesson: Sustainability

Whether you have children or not you are most certainly aware it’s back to school time.  Kids are standing out at the bus stops, lines at McDonalds are longer in the morning, and rush hour times seem to have adjusted a bit.  Getting all of these kids back into the classroom has another effect as […]

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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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