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12 Aug Posted by in LEED | Comments

LEED AP CEU reporting period #2 complete

LEED AP CEU reporting period #2 complete

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 […]

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17 Jul Posted by in LEED | 1 comment

LEED v4 Adopted

LEED v4 Adopted

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 […]

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10 Jun Posted by in LEED | Comments

NeoCon 2013 Presentation

NeoCon 2013 Presentation

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 […]

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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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Car Shopping

Car Shopping

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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