Kendela Building

Cradle-To-Cradle and Living Building Challenge Define the Building of the Future

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We had two great presentations last week on buildings that are so focused on no-carbon that they are made of wood and recycle water. The most sustainable building in the southwest, Kendeda. From a Greenbuild 2019 presentation. “Are something that people was very skeptical that could be done in the Southeast. And we’re pretty sure we’re going to hit the …

Solar Window - Electricity generated from a clear exterior window.

Solar Windows and How They Can Make Buildings Net Zero – Greenbuild 2019

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At Greenbuild 2019 last week we learned about many new products that will help buildings to be completely independent of the energy grid. Most solutions included solar panels and battery systems. Of course you have to start with a very well designed building with particular attention to the details of insulation and air tight sealing. The following are interviews of …

Foobot

Air Quality Sensors to Meet ARC Requirements – Greenbuild 2019

admin Airthinx, Archives, Foobot, Greenbuild, Kaiterra

ARC is the U.S. Greenbuilding Council’s carbon footprint monitoring online program. For about $360 dollars a year any building can subscribe and start tracking their carbon footprint. Once a year’s worth of data is recorded the project can consider getting Certified a LEED building with the Operations and Maintenance requirements. If the building is achieving 40 points for LEED Silver …

ARC Can Help Any Building Take First Steps to be Carbon Zero

ARC Can Help Any Building Take First Steps to be Carbon Zero, Greenbuild 2019

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An interview with the folks at the ARC booth at Greenbuild 2019. Gautami: Hi everyone. My name is Gautami. I’m an architect and currently with Arc Skoru. We’re a technology company that gives you a score based on your environmental performance. Rajiv: Hi, my name is Rajiv. I’m Director of Technology for Arc. And Arc is really a great platform …

President Obama at Greenbuild 2019

President Obama Offers Hope at Greenbuild 2019

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President Obama was the Keynote speaker on the first day of Greenbuild, the sustainable building and environmental education expo and conference from the U.S. Green Building Council, in Atlanta thru Friday. Here are some video snippets and the transcriptions. Unintended Consequences – President Obama’s Reflections at Greenbuild 2019 President Obama remembers his childhood and how it shaped his Sustainable Journey, …

Is There a Cure for My Climate Grief?, Hokyoung Kim

Apocalypse Got You Down? Maybe This Will Help – Searching for a cure for my climate crisis grief.

admin Cara Buckley, New York Times

By Cara Buckley Ms. Buckley is a reporter for The Times. Nov. 15, 20197 One day early this fall, 19 people gathered in a small event space in Red Hook, Brooklyn, and sat in a circle. They included an immigration lawyer, a therapist, an Extinction Rebellion protester, an artist and me. Outside, it was cloudlessly sunny and hot in a …

Trash Pirates, New York Times

They Love Trash – Young rebels take on the unpleasant byproducts of festival culture.

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By Penelope Green, New York Times November 16, 2019 JOSHUA TREE, Calif. — Soph Nielsen was sewing garbage onto her black T-shirt (a chicken wing, a crushed Bud Light can, a plastic fork) and struggling to attach a snarl of crusty pad thai. “This is to get people to see the trash,” she said, her fingers slick with grease. “We …

Wakefield Development

The Benefits of Cincinnati’s U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Tax Abatement

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The Cincinnati Green Building Tax Abatement has led a Community Renaissance in all 52 Neighborhoods In 2022 the early adopters of the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification in 2007 will start to pay their full share of property taxes on their structure after the 15 years tax abatement allowed for building in …