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In mid-August, California experienced rotating outages and associated grid stress throughout the state.  No one factor was at fault. According to California regulators, the outages were a result of a climate-induced extreme heat storm across the western United States, resource planning targets that have not kept pace with California’s resource mix, and some market practices […]
  This January will mark the fifth anniversary of establishing ePAVE and my commitment to climate action. ePAVE is a patented, reflective, cool pavement coating material specifically engineered to preserve asphalt and concrete while reducing impacts from climate change. Getting to this point has not been smooth, well-planned or strategized. It has been filled with […]
  2020 used to be a phrase for perfect vision, but this year has been just about as distorted as they come. In the green building world, we were on track to make this the year of decarbonization, we envisioned a year of progress on electrification, transparency on building materials, and more. Well, needless to […]
It’s well documented that our global society today is resource intensive and that human activities are accelerating global climate change, and that we must take urgent action. While there are several different pathways for humanity to make changes to help our climate, one that has gained significant traction in recent years is transitioning to a […]
On March 17th of this year, my beloved mom passed away. Just nine days short of her 100th birthday, she had become quite challenged, and like many other Americans, required 24/7 care. She was fortunate to have escaped the ravages of COVID-19 and other healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). Tragically, even prior to this pandemic, about two […]
For many years, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)’s LEED program has re-shaped the building stock and helped to skyrocket the number of energy and water efficient buildings on the market. But as more cities, states and countries begin to incorporate net zero requirements for our projects – and as innovations in building technology improve […]
For years now, conferences have become an integral part of how we operate in modern business. An opportunity to escape from the routine of our regular work day, meet new people who share similar interests, catch up with old friends and former colleagues (and meet new ones), hopefully catch a healthy dose of inspiration from […]
With the many threats humanity faces brought about by COVID-19, much emphasis in the green building sector is focusing on Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) improvements and workplace best practices. While these initiatives provide important opportunities to mitigate risks, there are other built environment tools and features that can help curb root causes that lead to […]

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