Adaptive Reuse: New Life for Old Buildings

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The exciting project I’m talking about comes from two college guys in Vermont.  Needing a capstone project for their degree, the two paired up and proposed a project to convert an old coal power plant into a cultural center in their Vermont town.  Not only was their project proposal approved for their capstone project, but they also contacted the mayor and other major players in town to propose the project in actuality – which rarely happens with college capstone projects!

10 of the world’s greenest offices

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013 – 6:18pm, Green Biz Jonathan Bardelline Few offices take the grand steps to join the greenest of the green, whether anointed by LEED Platinum or the Living Building Challenge. These 10 soared beyond the low-hanging fruit to make major strides in efficiency, material use, recycling and more. 1. Skanska’s VКla GМrd office Some structures on on this list were …

Wright Residence Green Home Tour Agenda

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  9:30 Arrive and set up coffee and sweets, two pots high powered from Park + Vine and a pot of decaf from Stitwell’s. Schenken and Tea Ring from Grater’s and Girl Scout Cookies. 9:45 Greet guests, 24 adults and two kids 10:00 Gather in great room 10:15 Introduce self, Chuck Lohre, Chair of the local Southwestern Ohio Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council’s …

Great Christmas Gifts

The Ten Greenest, Greatest Christmas Gifts: 1. Recycling set, 2. Graywater Sink, 3. Bicycle, 4. Raised Garden Bed, 5. Walking Shoes, 6. Honda Insight, 7. Nest Thermostat, 8. Big Ass Fan, 9. Pellet Stove Grill and 10. Glider Ride

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Great gifts covering all the bases: Food, Transportation, Energy, Water and Materials.

365 Sustainability Leaders

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The 365 is a group of individuals that pledge to not contribute any more carbon to the atmosphere. To join purchase carbon offsets or create a lifestyle that doesn’t add carbon to the atmosphere. If you like, you can join our Facebook page. Thanks for your interest. You’ll be invited to special events and eligible for recognition by our sponsors who also contribute no carbon to the atmosphere. The name 365 comes from the number of days in a year 365.2422. We hope you’ll look into carbon offsets and a sustainable life style and join us.