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Storm Water

It is ironic that when water becomes scarce, we start to look at rainwater and say, why are we letting this run off and be wasted. In some locations, like Bermuda, those limestone white roofs are more than just pretty, they help to clean the rainwater so that it can be stored in cisterns. In […]

LEED and Lighting Design

Mr. Chow has written an excellent article on lighting design that anyone, whether interested in LEED or just good lighting should read as a primer. I have seen lighting considered as an afterthought on far too many projects. Either people don’t want to spend the money on good quality lighting, or they do not receive […]

Healthy Building Syndrome

What is Sustainability?Simply put, Sustainability means that a resource can be maintained indefinitely. It is naturally replenished as fast, or faster, than it is used.The Earth provides valuable natural resources (like oil, water, forestry) that humanity uses for its fuel, food, shelter – all aspects of its existence. For a resource to be sustainable, it […]

A Potential Ban on LEED

Brooke Morales Brooke started her career with interior design and business development experience in the NJ and NY A&D community and specifically focused on sustainable building and design practices. She has experience sourcing and selecting sustainable interior and exterior building materials for commercial and residential specifications. As an interior designer and consultant, she presents space […]