Whether you have children or not you are most certainly aware it’s back to school time. Kids are standing out at the bus stops, lines at McDonalds are longer in the morning, and rush hour times seem to have adjusted a bit. Getting all of these kids back into the classroom has another effect as… Read More Back to School with an extra lesson: Sustainability
Although Ohio has recently been on a crash course to undo all things sustainable about our state (SB 310, freezing Ohio’s renewable requirements and HB 483, new location requirements for commercial wind farms), the University of Dayton is joining a movement that can speak volumes about renewable energy, with or without Gov. John Kasich’s support.… Read More University of Dayton Divests from Fossil Fuels!
What a long day at NeoCon 2014! There’s always so much to see and the crowds are insane. I was fortunate enough to be selected to speak for the 4th year in a row, and this year I chose to talk about acoustics. When it comes to sustainable design, people often focus on energy efficiency… Read More NeoCon 2014: Acoustics
I am once again reminded that the old adage “one man’s junk is another man’s treasure” is very true. Over the past week, I cleaned out two entire houses. One was an estate sale house that my mom was moving into and one was my mom’s old, much too large, house. In both cases, my… Read More “Junk” is relative
Almost a month ago now, my husband and I purchased a home and immediately launched into a fairly comprehensive renovation of it. The home was built in 1934 and while it has some amazing original features and is built extremely well, let’s just say that homeowner tastes and electrical codes have changed a bit in… Read More What Can I do with Leftover Paint?
A couple weeks ago I was interviewed by Green Building News about my upcoming seminar at NeoCon as well as some general thoughts on the future of sustainable design. You can read my words of (hopefully) wisdom at this link and you can even listen to a podcast of the interview. I hate how I… Read More Green Building News Article
It’s almost a month into the new year, so I thought I’d share a little update on my own personal New Year’s Resolution: rejecting “fast fashion” or at least consuming significantly less of it. Fast Fashion is a term that is becoming mainstream, but for those of you not yet in the know, the official… Read More Rejecting Fast Fashion