Skyscraper Sunday: 1800 Larimer LEED Silver Office Tower (Denver)

Recently, Westfield Development announced plans to build the most energy efficient high rise in downtown Denver--actually, it's a $150 million, 22 story, 500,000 square foot, energy-efficient, proposed LEED Silver tower. Westfield Development President Rich McClintock said, "if it is not a sustainable building, it is outdated." I couldn't agree more.
By |December 3rd, 2006|Categories: LEED, Modern architecture, Modern design, Skyscraper|Tags: |1 Comment

Green Economics: City of Phoenix Saving $600k/year Due to Energy-Efficiency Program

There's an economic case for CFLs. The City of Phoenix is saving about $600,000 a year after replacing traditional lighting with CFLs. Mayor Phil Gordon said the city has replaced about 95% of the city's lights with energy-efficient alternatives (as part of a $1.2 million one-time investment) and is starting to see the rewards. At $600,000 in savings per year, that's a 2 year payback on your investment. This is smart business.
By |December 2nd, 2006|Categories: Gadgets|2 Comments

GreenCity Lofts: A Modern Step in the Green Direction

First off, GreenCity Lofts LLC shows us how important it is to have a sleek, professional, informative website for your properties.  In the early stages of construction, word-of-mouth increases and people start […]

By |December 1st, 2006|Categories: Modern architecture, Modern design, Vegetation|Tags: , , |4 Comments

Green Cartoon – “Isn’t Nature Marvelous”

This cartoon comes from a very creative Japanese cartoonist, Professor Hiroshi Takatsuki (aka High Moon), who does some pretty thoughtful environmental work.  I’m not going to spoil it by telling you the […]

By |November 29th, 2006|Categories: News|0 Comments

BD+C White Paper: Green Building + The Bottom Line (2006)

"The 'New Reality' of Green Building from Environmental Cause to Financial Opportunity." I wanted to put up a quick post regarding BD+C's new green building white paper--it's big-time informative, talking about green building in the context of office, retail, hotel, restaurant, residential, education, healthcare, and government buildings.
By |November 28th, 2006|Categories: LEED|Tags: , |4 Comments

ABC's Extreme Makeover: Pauni Family + Making Homes Sustainable

Recently I blogged about the Happy New House by Neil Denari, and the concept that home design has a lot do with our personalities–even our psychological well-being.  After reading […]

By |November 27th, 2006|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |3 Comments
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