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Being Green - Pursuing Perfection?

Hi Folks:

Friday once again, and time for this week’s ‘Being Green‘ post. I wasn’t going to write about this, but the biggest ‘green’ news of late seems to be the class action suit filed in the US against the USGBC and their LEED certification; after reading the articles and comments […]

Being Green - Car Alarms...

Hi Folks:

Friday has wound its way around once again, so it must be time for this week’s ‘Being Green‘ post. Now, if you’ve been around for more than the past few decades you probably remember a time before car alarms were invented. While these alarms have gotten a lot more […]

Being Green - Celebrate!

Hi Folks:

Happy Friday! End of the week and time for the ‘Being Green‘ post. It’s going to be a short post this week, mostly because it’s too beautiful outside to invest too much time in front of a computer. So, in honour of today’s beautiful weather and in honour of […]

Being Green - Ecolabels

Hi Folks:

Friday once again, so TGIF to ya! For this week’s ‘Being Green‘ post I wanted to reference a couple of articles I came across this week. Before I get to that, however, something more important… our son just finished school – again! His time at Royal Roads University is […]

Being Green - Questions?

Hi Folks: Friday once again, and time for this week’s ‘Being Green‘ post. I was originally going to call this post ‘Being Green – Tradeoffs’, but decided to change it. Let me explain.

A couple of decades ago I was hired to do environmental work for a gas pipeline construction contract […]

Being Green - Green Building and Health

Hi Folks:

Friday once again, so it’s time for this week’s ‘Being Green‘ post. First of all, tomorrow (June 5) is the United Nations Environment Programme’s World Environment Day. I’m not sure how it differs from ‘Earth Day’, but any day that celebrates this planet we inhabit sounds good to me! […]

Being Green - Modeling and Monitoring

Hi Folks:

Friday once again, and time for this week’s ‘Being Green‘ post. Before I get started, last week’s post included a shout out for Steve Satow and a group of dedicated people in the Victoria area who are working to develop the Alternate Solutions Resource Initiative. They’re still looking for […]

Being Green - Cost/Benefit Analysis

Hi Folks:

Friday once again… Before I get started on today’s ‘Being Green‘ post I thought I’d take a second for a little shameless self-promotion. Marcia and I write on a variety of topics, as you can see from the columns on the left side of the page. In addition to […]

Being Green - Update

Hi Folks:

T.G.I.F. !!

I received two wonderful comments from last Friday’s ‘Being Green‘ post, one from Olivia Khalili in response to my link to a post she had written, and the second from Doug Makaroff, as I had also mentioned his Living Forest Communities project, Elkington Forest. In […]

Being Green - Certifications

Hi Folks:

Friday once again. Having for the last two weeks lamented the swift passage of time, I’m loathe to do so again! In a previous blog post I wrote about the many differing and sometimes conflicting standards and certifications there are out there when it comes to green building – […]