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other interests: corporate sustainability initiatives (and their realizations), popular accessibility of green technology, fighting poverty & social injustice with sustainability.

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Brighter Planet's 350 Challenge
31 August 11
"To get all the data from buildings ready for public consumption, the  USGBC is inviting software developers to make that data legible. Horst  showed Fast Company a preview of LEED 2012 in the Council’s airy headquarters in the heart of Washington, D.C. Using a database called the Green Building Information Gateway, the software allows an owner to tap into comparable data from similar buildings.”
(via LEED2012: The USGBC Adds Teeth, Real-Time Reporting To Its Green Building Ratings | Fast Company)
there is an awful irony in LEED’s inefficiencies, but this is a fantastic step forward.

"To get all the data from buildings ready for public consumption, the USGBC is inviting software developers to make that data legible. Horst showed Fast Company a preview of LEED 2012 in the Council’s airy headquarters in the heart of Washington, D.C. Using a database called the Green Building Information Gateway, the software allows an owner to tap into comparable data from similar buildings.”

(via LEED2012: The USGBC Adds Teeth, Real-Time Reporting To Its Green Building Ratings | Fast Company)

there is an awful irony in LEED’s inefficiencies, but this is a fantastic step forward.

4 August 09

"The Sage" Sets LEED Platinum Record » jetsongreen

My friend works for Arborsouth Architecture and they just completed this residence in Eugene, which has received the highest LEED certification of any home in the state of Oregon, and which I had the priviledge to tour last week.

The house has:

  • Advanced double 2x4 framed walls w/ foam insulation
  • Active solar water heating and solar photovoltaics
  • Heat recovery ventilator and Energy Star appliances
  • Drought resistant landscaping and rainwater collection
  • Efficient low-flow faucets and dual-flush toilets
  • Reclaimed lumber flooring and recycled cork floors
  • Accent siding reclaimed from Cuthbert Amphitheater
  • Zero VOC paints throughout the house

It is a beautiful home, and a prime example of how environmental-friendliness does not have to reduce liveability.

You can also read about the home at SW Oregon Architect.

photos copyright Mike Dean Photography

21 January 09
Bonded Logic “takes post-industrial denim and cotton from jean maker’s factories, crushes it down, and uses it for 85% of the “recycled” insulation. It doesn’t itch, doesn’t contain chemicals or carcinogens, you can find it at Home Depot, and best of all, it’s LEED applicable for commercial and residential usage.” you can even watch bill nye demo the product. (via  Greener.Ideal)

Bonded Logic “takes post-industrial denim and cotton from jean maker’s factories, crushes it down, and uses it for 85% of the “recycled” insulation. It doesn’t itch, doesn’t contain chemicals or carcinogens, you can find it at Home Depot, and best of all, it’s LEED applicable for commercial and residential usage.” you can even watch bill nye demo the product. (via Greener.Ideal)

15 January 09
12 December 08
"Hershey’s Chocolate solar panels and gumdrop wind turbines generate candy-power for the homes while black licorice rainwater collectors reduce irrigation needs. The homes even have a ground source heat pump buried underground, and what looks like green jelly bean and M&M roof terraces." (via Inhabitat » HOK LEED Platinum Gingerbread House)

"Hershey’s Chocolate solar panels and gumdrop wind turbines generate candy-power for the homes while black licorice rainwater collectors reduce irrigation needs. The homes even have a ground source heat pump buried underground, and what looks like green jelly bean and M&M roof terraces." (via Inhabitat » HOK LEED Platinum Gingerbread House)

Themed by Hunson. Originally by Josh