The return of Daylight Saving Time (DST) each year invariably sparks debate. Although it’s tempting to think of DST as some kind of perverse invention designed to deprive us of sleep, its chief purpose has always been to save electricity. Today this means not only saving money, but reducing the usage of non-green energy sources, […]
ZNE, EO, NZEB, GBRI…Don’t we love acronyms? In the building design and construction industry there is an endless supply of them, and eventually they roll off the tongue of architects, engineers, and construction managers like water rushing downstream after a rainfall. Two of the energy acronyms related to sustainability that are heard more frequently today […]
How do I love thee, green building? Is it as LEED or ASHRAE 189.1 or the International Green Building Code (IgCC)?I love thee to the depth (sub-soil) and breadth (building site) and height (building) my green soul can reach. So many green codes and so little time. Did we really need the IgCC when the LEED […]
What does a tavern serving Green Beer, the USGBC Green Apple Day of Service and the GBRI Green Bar Code have in common? It’s not a trick question to test your imaginative skills. It is (we think) a clever way to point out that making it easy for people to find what they want or […]
The 2012 Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative held September 23-25 in New York chose ‘designing’ as its theme. Choosing a design theme was inspirational because it reflects a focus on how the world can be remodeled to offer more opportunities for individuals, systems and the environment.