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

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

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

LEED-Life + Green Building Information from David Gottfried

The USGBC is a concensus-based organization that works to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built, and operated.  It’s behind the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) system, which is a […]

By |November 7th, 2006|Categories: LEED|2 Comments

Top Sustainable Cities: Portland + San Francisco, the Eco-Innovators

There are cities and leaders in the US that are taking bold steps to change public perception of green principles, and I wanted to share their words and vision with you.  I’ve included a […]

By |November 6th, 2006|Categories: LEED, Recycled|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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