Friday, March 11, 2011

A very good idea.

I think this really takes water saving fixtures to a new level. And it is easy on the eyes.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

LEED v3.0

One of the reasons I was so very stressed about passing the AP exam on May 5 was that starting April first I would have been unable to register for the v2.2 and would need to take the new version. Why is this a problem? There are a couple of reasons. First and foremost is that I have been studying for v2.2 and v3.0 will be set up differently with some changes to content. Secondly there are very few good study guides out for v3.0. (This was one of my problems with trying to take the exam in April '07. By the time I had good resources I was neck deep in brand new CA responsibilities and working 11 hour days.) Lastly, USGBC has a reputation for increasing the difficulty of each new version of the exam. I don't think this is to intentionally make life more difficult for candidates, but reflects the evolution of green building standards.

Now as I embark on my journey to architectural licensure and am happy to find that both my knowledge of sustainability and construction document creation along with a working knowledge of code is decreasing the amount of study I will need. Let's hear it for the value of internships.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Officially passed and certified.

I am now a LEED Accredited Professional. It was a long time coming but, so very satisfying.
This has also giving me the confidence to aggressively pursue my Professional Architect certification. I have a plan, a schedule and all the educational materials I need.

These are all steps to achieve my goal of working for myself. Green consulting, design and construction administration services and graphic support services. The freedom to work for who I want doing what I want.

Hope is good.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

What is Green Building and Why should you care?

Green Building is a pretty vague term but, essentially it is building in a manner that is environmentally susstainable. Both in regards to construction and to the day-to-day functionality of the building itself.

Some food for thought. Some resource use statistics