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 […]
My husband and I have a lot in common, but typically not political views/allegiances. He served a stint as an advance team member for George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential campaign and consequently was invited to, and attended, yesterday’s dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum at SMU. Political views aside, […]
USGBC recently launched what they are calling “GBIG“- The Green Building Information Gateway. GBIG is accessed by simply visiting GBIG.org and is touted to be a repository for data and sustainable buildings and their related strategies. GBIG currently has five sections: Activities, Buildings, Places, Strategies and Collections: Activities: The activities section allows you to view […]
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