From the desk of Drew Lavine
Finally, a good use for pennies…and a floor that literally costs pennies per square foot!
From the desk of Neil Young
DVGBC is asking its members to challenge themselves to reach new heights in green building by Greenbuild 2013 (located in our fair city of Philadelphia). Re:Vision Architecture‘s pledge is to reach 100 LEED certified buildings (including 20 LEED Platinum) and near certification of a Living Building Challenge project.
A few other pledges include:
The Energy Efficient Buildings Hub will support 5 full spectrum energy efficiency retrofits in regional commercial buildings
Philadelphia University will have graduated 150 students through its sustainable design program
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society will plant 250,000+ trees regionwide through its Plant One Million project, grow 250,000+ pounds of food through City Harvest, and clean and green 250 acres of vacant land throughout Philadelphia
The City of Philadelphia, across city agencies, will employ green building standards for all residential and mixed-used projects receiving city funding
Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia will build to LEED Silver standards on all new construction projects.
The Philadelphia Zoo will complete the Hamilton Family Children’s Zoo and Faris Family Education Center, the first LEED certified building in a zoo in PA
From the desk of Mike Cronomiz
Cool firm that makes rain water harvesting products…Shift Design
From the desk of Alex Vondeling:
The Healthy Building Network in conjunction with Building Green is launching Health Product Declaration (HPD) as a format for reporting product content and associated health information related to building materials.
One of the goals is to encourage product transparency (much like food manufacturers being required to list ingredients). Several manufacturers have signed on as being willing to participate. See who has signed up here…
For those of us specifying products, both this web site and Pharos’ are great places to start for product selection.
From the desk of Jenn Rezeli
A few months ago I posted about a wall of lettuce at the Philadelphia Flower Show…this is the name of the local company that did the display… Green Eco Walls …some lovely portfolio pieces, including some at the residential scale. Click on the images below to learn more…