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 […]

By |February 4th, 2007|Categories: LEED, Modern architecture, Modern design, Skyscraper|Tags: , , |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 […]

By |February 3rd, 2007|Categories: News, Week in Review|Tags: , |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|Categories: Gadgets, LEED|Tags: |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 […]

By |February 1st, 2007|Categories: LEED, News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Construction 2.0: Jeriko House + Luxury, Green Living

Jeriko is Different… Design… Strength… Green… Flexibility… Living.  Jeriko House: It Lives in you.  Today, New Orleans-based CEO of Jeriko House, Shawn Burst, announced his company’s plans to enter the modular/prefab home […]

By |January 31st, 2007|Categories: Modern architecture, Modern design, Prefab|Tags: , , , |7 Comments

Owens Corning Headquarters Receives Silver LEED-EB Certification

The Energy Star-rated Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) world headquarters building in Toledo, Ohio, has added another badge of honor with Silver LEED-EB certification.  Designed by Cesar Pelli (listed by the AIA as […]

By |January 30th, 2007|Categories: Corporate, LEED, Vegetation|0 Comments
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