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Skyscraper Sunday: Albanese Organization's Luxury, Mixed-Use Tower Seeking Platinum LEED

Albanese Organization (AO) is a great example of an interesting phenomenon:  once you go green, you don’t go back.  AO is the forward-thinking real estate firm behind two other green buildings, The Solaire and […]

By |November 12th, 2006|Categories: LEED, Skyscraper, Solar, Wind|Tags: , , |2 Comments
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Green Cartoon – "Too Tired for Irony" by Tom Toles

It’s Saturday night and I wanted to jump into the weekend with a cartoon that I noticed on the Building Seattle Green blog.  It made me laugh, but unfortunately, the humor belies […]

By |November 11th, 2006|Categories: News|Tags: |0 Comments
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Chief Sustainability Officer, Office of Sustainability + Sustainable Business Education

By CSO, I mean Chief Sustainability Officer and I’m serious.  I’m not one for more layers of bureaucracy and extra non-productive meetings, but this is something that businesses should consider.  After reading […]

By |November 10th, 2006|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |5 Comments
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Modern + Green Gaia Napa Valley Hotel – LEED Gold

There’s just one thing that I can’t figure out: why aren’t more hotels going green?  Recently, I blogged about Starwood Hotels creating a luxury, green hotel brand (and there’s also the LEED-certified […]

By |November 10th, 2006|Categories: Gadgets, Hotel, LEED, Modern architecture, Modern design, Solar|Tags: |0 Comments
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Good Architectural Design = Happy Inhabitants

What’s the point of architectural design?  Depends on who is using the building, but talented designers and architects around the world can do unbelievable things with buildings.  Today’s post is an example […]

By |November 9th, 2006|Categories: Modern architecture, Modern design|Tags: |1 Comment

What is LEED; How Does LEED Relate to Green Building; Why Do I Care?

LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design; it’s a consensus-based standard for various types of buildings, such as new construction, existing buildings, building interiors, residential homes, and entire neighborhood developments.  One reason […]

By |November 8th, 2006|Categories: LEED|3 Comments

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