Category Archives: green building products

Ray Anderson Remembered

It’s been three weeks.  I remember pausing on August 8 for several moments to note that I felt a real sense of loss and sadness when I read that he had passed.  I even talked with my family about it at dinner – a time when we share important happenings of the day. The huge [...]

LEED is not the problem

During a lively discussion at the last SUN Group meeting (Sustainable Upstate Network), the topic turned to understanding the “why” behind clients’ resistance to making green and sustainable choices.  One member said (to paraphrase) that LEED® is the problem.  Clients are just chasing points without making informed and sensible decisions. If you’re chasing points, you’re missing [...]

LEED Compliant

A new green product certification? I was duped.  When I received an email from a product manufacturer with this logo at the bottom, I thought, “Wow – am I missing something?  Is LEED approving products now?”  So, I spent the next half hour scouring the LEED web site, only to find that the term “LEED [...]