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Category Archives: Sustainable Design

School Siting, Communities, and Sustainability

For several years Brendle Group has supported K-12 school districts in their sustainability efforts, from developing sustainable design guidelines for new schools to comprehensive and district-wide sustainability management plans. Rarely, … Continue reading

June 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sustainability in the Rust Belt – Revitalizing a Region

Traveling back from a fruitful trip to Ohio and some great meetings for the Toledo-Lucas County Sustainability Plan and Cleveland Climate Action Plan, I’m reflecting on the exciting work we … Continue reading

May 17, 2013 · 2 Comments

At the Intersection of Building Efficiency and Occupant Behavior

Energy efficiency in buildings has historically focused on improving the building envelope (e.g. insulation, sealing, windows, etc.) and efficient equipment (e.g. lighting, roof-top units, appliances, etc.). These activities have been … Continue reading

May 16, 2013 · 1 Comment

In Pursuit of Net-Zero Energy

Self-reliance, resilience, frugality, and the long-term view are aspects of sustainability that really appeal to me and for these same reasons so do net-zero energy (NZE) buildings. I believe that … Continue reading

April 18, 2013 · Leave a comment