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 […]
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 […]
I hate car shopping. This can probably be traced back to the fact that I have very few real requirements for a car. Namely, it has to be reliable, fuel-efficient, inexpensive and preferably not a horrible color. Eight or so months ago, I finally traded in my 2003 Mazda Protege5 and bought a Mazda2. You […]
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