Posts tagged "green building"
Making the Green Grade

Making the Green Grade

Yesterday, after several months of preparation and a bit of field study, I took and passed the LEED Green Associate (GA) exam. LEED is Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, a widely recognized and used green building certification system. The GA is the first level in the professional credentials associated with LEED and a prerequisite...
My building is way more efficient than yours!

My building is way more efficient than yours!

Gavin Platt is Creative Director and co-founder of Lucid Design Group, and a good friend. We met as undergraduates in a swing dancing extracurricular class, he at Oberlin College and I at the Conservatory. For the record, Gavin is, and always will be a better lindy hopper, but I would like to point out that...
One Asana at a Time

One Asana at a Time

Emma Magenta is the bubbly and beautiful owner and head teacher of South Mountain Yoga, who every week provides our community with opportunities for a rewarding physical and emotional workout, but peppers her class with enough snarky and amusing observations to ensure that no one takes their yoga, or themselves, too seriously. I sat down...
The Nose Knows

The Nose Knows

The other day I visited my doctor for a follow-up on treatment of a bout of sinusitis. Since this was the third one in about two years, I went with a list of questions about what environmental factors might be making me more disposed to the condition. During my quick research prior to the visit,...