Our Thoughts Tagged: Guidelines

Learning from Early Adopters of LEED v4

LEED v4 was officially launched in fall of 2013 with a plan for all new projects to register under the new version by summer of 2015. But given increased rigor and multiple updates, the USGBC granted an extension until October 2016 to allow time for LEED users and members of the green building industry additional… More

STAFF PICKS

I field lots of calls of homeowners curious about building their own home. In order of frequency, here are the most typical questions: costs (!!!), process (who does what?), schedule, and pros/cons of new vs renovation. Every so often you get a wild-card question too, like yesterday when Craig Claudin (a cameraman who got the… More

UPDATE: NOW THERE ARE 22 MATERIALS WE ARE AVOIDING

You know the feeling when you are singing along to a song you ‘think’ you know the lyrics to, but then you realize you’ve gotten it ‘not quite right’ all along…(“Don’t stop, believing…Hold on to that fever”…oh wait, feeling…). That’s how I felt when I started my deep dive into materials research for the Living… More