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March 7th, 2012 - 12:27 pm § in Design, Green Building

Save a Legal Fee: Find Your LEED Materials With New Home Depot Site

  Looking for a material to meet LEED specs? There is a site for that. Ok ok, maybe this isn’t particularly a hotbed for wasted legal fees. But green building contractors constantly ask me about whether their materials will yield them more LEED points. Well now you can see whether the USG[...]

February 17th, 2012 - 11:38 am § in Company News, Green Building

More To Come On The Issue of Sustainable Construction Safety, But For Now…..

  I have been peppered with a mass of responses to the post that I published a few weeks back about safety concerns on LEED projects. It’s been a heck of a conversation. More to come on that next week, but for now some changes to the site.[...]

December 19th, 2011 - 10:50 am § in Construction News

Green Building Your Business: Breweries Getting More Efficient

If you don’t know by now, I have a soft spot for the brewing industry. On weekdays, I tread through green building projects and disputes, but on the weekend, I spend time designing and crafting beer. Local craft brewers Big Al Brewing and Hales Ales are now finding ways to be green in the bre[...]

May 31st, 2011 - 6:03 am § in Certification, Construction News, Design, Green Building

LEED Certified Spokane School Falls Short of Energy Expectations – Or Did It?

  Green building is wonderful. The goals are meritorious but the end product is the best part. Unfortunately for a school in Spokane, no one is happy about the end product. But is it the building that is causing this disapproval – or the people?[...]

May 20th, 2011 - 9:06 am § in Certification, Construction Liability, Construction News, Design, Green Building, Managing Risks

Distressed NC Building Heads to Foreclosure – Green Elements to Blame?

  This is a very interesting story. I have been following the slow decline of Chapel Hill’s Greenbridge for some time now. It now appears that the financing arm that once championed the project, is pulling out. Is green building to blame?[...]

April 18th, 2011 - 11:27 am § in Certification, Construction News, Design, Green Building

Earth Week Extravaganza! Lets Talk Green Materials

  Friday is Earth Day, but there are some that have decided to give more than a single day to the celebration. I’ll go ahead and assume this Earth Week celebration as well, and post some green building topics this week.[...]