Monthly Archives: February 2007


Skyscraper Sunday: LEED Candidate MintoSkyy (Toronto)

Going green isn’t all that difficult when sustainability is woven into the fiber and fabric of your company’s existence.  There are a few companies in the business world that survive on a green business strategy.  Right now, it might be a niche play, but things change as everyone else comes around.  Minto is a […]

By |February 4th, 2007|LEED, Modern architecture, Modern design, Skyscraper|0 Comments

Green CBS Radio, Wal-Mart's Sustainability 360, + The Green Premium (WIR)

U.S. Homebuyers Will Pay Premium For Green Homes – More than half of homebuilders surveyed report that buyers are willing to pay a premium of between 11-25 percent for green-built homes. The same builders report that the average green homebuyer is between the ages of 35-50 with a college degree and fair understanding […]

By |February 3rd, 2007|News, Week in Review|0 Comments

The Plenty 20 + Fiberstars' Efficient Fiber Optics

The February/ March 2007 edition of Plenty Magazine has a really good article called "The Plenty 20" by Danielle Wood. You won't find it online, so go pick up a copy. Generally speaking, magazine lists have a tendency to be contrived, opinionated, and/or incomplete, but I thought The Plenty 20 was rather thorough. The article profiled an Ohio-based company called Fiberstars (NASDAQ: FBST). The U.S. government funded the research that became Fiberstars' Efficient Fiber Optic Technology (EFO) with grants totaling about $13 million. Now, its lights illuminate the Declaration of Independence and the Magna Carta.
By |February 2nd, 2007|Gadgets, LEED|0 Comments

Would You Pay a Premium to Lease Green Space?

Here’s the situation.  You have two new 15-story buildings in a good location near downtown.  Both buildings have received several inquiries from potential tenants.  Building #1 is a traditionally-built, modern facility.  Building #2 is similar, but it’s green (LEED-CS + LEED-CI).  A lease for 40,000 square feet of space at #1 is […]

By |February 1st, 2007|LEED, News|0 Comments