Monthly Archives: August 2010

Engineering School Renovation Earns LEED Gold

August 30th, 2010 | by Dawn Killough

The Duthie Center for Engineering on the University of Louisville campus recently earned LEED Gold for its renovation project. Highlights included 54% water savings, reuse of 95% of the existing building structure, and recycling 77% of the demolition waste

Children’s Museum Is Hands-On Green

August 27th, 2010 | by Dawn Killough

The Madison Children's Museum is set to be the first LEED-certified museum in Wisconsin. But the building isn't the only thing that is green

How Big Is Your Water Footprint?

August 26th, 2010 | by Dawn Killough

Take this National Geographic test to see how much water you use in a day. Then find tips on how to reduce your water footprint

Here’s Looking at Composting Waterless Toilets

August 25th, 2010 | by Glenn Meyers

For those considering building without a septic tank or access to a sewer line, it might be time to look at composting alternatives, especially if putrid smells can be avoided. Swedish-based BioLet has manufactured waterless toilets for 35 years

Ground Zero Mosque Would Be Green

August 20th, 2010 | by Dawn Killough

The "Ground Zero Mosque," as it is being called, is a controversial development in New York, near the site of the 9/11 attacks. The project will be seeking LEED certification, if it gets off the ground

Green Buildings Must Stand the Test of Time

August 19th, 2010 | by Dawn Killough

The Courthouse Square building and transit center in Salem, Oregon, a ten year old LEED Certified project, was recently declared structurally unsound. What does this say about green building design

Mohammed Bin Abubakar’s Garden

August 17th, 2010 | by Glenn Meyers

As gardeners go, Mohammed Bin Abubakar holds a unique position. He has built a forest where once there were only rushed rocks and the unsightly remnants of an old gold mine

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