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Category Archives: Sustainable Design

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

The Brendle Group Corps of Discovery: Montana

When traveling in Montana, you’ll often encounter signs such as this one along roadways and hiking trails: These markers are a signal that the path you are traveling is part … Continue reading

April 2, 2013 · Leave a comment