About four years ago, Indiana based audio and music equipment supplier Sweetwater Sound Inc. began running out of space and started looking for other options. After ruling out the ability to add to their existing facility, they decided to build something new.
The goal was to create something special for Fort Wayne and have the building resonate with the employees, almost all of whom are musicians and have an interest in the environment. The architecture firm MSKTD suggested that they pursue LEED certification, and after a visit to Herman Miller's LEED Gold facility in Holland Michigan, they were sold.
For the third year in a row, we'd like to announce that Jetson Green has teamed up with West Coast Green as a media partner. One of the reasons we're doing this is because it gives us the opportunity to pass on a 20% discount on full conference registration. Another reason is because the speakers and exhibitors are really good and friendly. I loved the Harbinger House last year, too, so let's see what's in store for 2009.
FSC versus SFI. Trendlines for green hotels. Moving beyond green building to green neighborhoods. Building green doesn't have to break the budget. Colleges see demand for green course programs. Could parking stimulate more […]
We're in beta with a green job board, and everything's been going pretty good so far. Plus, with all the talk about green collar jobs, we thought we could at least help out a little […]
This is the new extension portion of a cottage house in Venice, California, which was designed by Canadian architects Bricault Design. The ground level of the extension features large glass doors that swing open to a grassy courtyard, while the exterior cladding is part cedar batten and part greenery comprised of native plants and vegetables. It's a striking combination of natural materials.
In an article that appeared in the August 2009 issue of Buildings, John Kouletsis, executive director at Kaiser Permanente, set forth a list of eight things to do to develop sustainable buildings. These elements can be applied in the context of new construction or substantial renovations, but the key is to start doing something now. Here’s the list (with our own ad lib descriptions):