Thoughts from the Green Building Trenches

“Leadership should be born out of the understanding of the needs of those who would be affected by it.” ~Marian Anderson Green building has come a long way since the United States Green Building Council’s (USGBC) building standard, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), took hold about a decade ago. As the market transformed […]

Trim Tab Book Review

About a year ago, I was tasked with writing a book review for Trim Tab, Cascadia Green Building Council’s e-zine. It was interesting to revisit this a year later, and while it was excruciatingly difficult to write knowing that my colleagues and peers eyes would be on it, the process was worthwhile. Here it is, […]

Grand 'Ol Petroleum, or GOP for Short

Today marks the fourth time this summer that the GOP in the Senate have blocked an energy and business tax bill from getting to the floor. The Wall Street Journal explains: The bill would extend tax incentives for wind, solar and other forms of renewable energy, and would renew a host of expired tax cuts, […]