As a University of Cincinnati alumnae, as well as a past resident adviser at UC, I was very pleased today to read that UC is going to be issuing green bonds to finance the renovation of Scioto Hall, a more than slightly out of date residence hall on the university’s main campus. A few years… Read More UC to Use Green Bonds
My husband and I have a lot in common, but typically not political views/allegiances. He served a stint as an advance team member for George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential campaign and consequently was invited to, and attended, yesterday’s dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum at SMU. Political views aside,… Read More Bush Library Earns LEED Platinum
In my “Why do Green Schools Matter? Part 1” post, I focused on anecdotal evidence of the difference a green school in London, Ohio is making. Stories of increased attendance, better staff retention and just an overall sense of improved well-being aren’t unique to London Middle School either- we have heard similar stories from nearly… Read More Why do Green Schools Matter? Part 2
Last week, I had the opportunity to tour one of my firm’s recently completed school projects, London Middle School, with Eric Steva, the project architect for SHP, some representatives for the Ohio School Facilities Commission (OSFC) and Rachel Gutter, the Director of USGBC’s Center for Green Schools. I have been involved with some aspects of… Read More Why do Green Schools Matter? Part 1
It seems like mold in our schools is making the news on almost a weekly basis these days. This recent CNN Article, Are Schools Making Kids Sick?, is a prime example and tells the story of a third grader in Connecticut who missed over 50 days of school in one year likely due to poor… Read More Is Your School Harboring Mold?
Recently, the state of Ohio in general and Cincinnati specifically have been getting a lot of press about the advancements our area has been making in sustainable design and construction. I’m very pleased to be able to say that SHP Leading Design is making a huge contribution to this progress. According to the LEED project… Read More Ohio’s Green Profile is on the Rise
First off, I know I’ve been slacking here lately on the blog posts- writing a new LEED BD+C Exam Prep course and hitting a construction document submission due date in the same two week period is no easy feat! I do promise a thought-through, enlightened post on sustainability in the next couple days, but for… Read More FreeGreen Competition Winners