We have been watching a wonderful adaptive reuse of an old machine shop in Cincinnati as it is transformed into the new home of the The Children’s Theater of Cincinnati. Peter Horton of Terrex Development & Construction is managing the construction and design of the new facility. Pete
Magic Concrete (aka Water Permeable Concrete)
How do you make the rain water from those twice a year “100 year” storms disappear at a rate of 3-5 gallons of water per minute? Clean pollutants in the process and send the water directly into the municipal storm water system, but at a rate determined by your engineers? WATER PERMEABLE CONCRETE, that’s how!…
At the recent Accelerate 2015 (Cleveland Leadership Center) awards (http://www.cleveleads.org/AccelerateNEO/pitch-presenters), Cleveland natives and returnees, Whitney Hallock and Caroline Wagner, presented the idea for Project Parklet to transform the Cleveland area streetscape. Speaking on NPR, the ladies mentioned they took their inspiration from the urban parklets in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.. Parklets break…
2005 Standard for Environmental Assessments Will No Longer be Recognized by USEPA After October 2015
Parking as a Scarce Resource
In the 2011 book The High Cost of Free Parking Professor Donald Shoup thoughfully walks the reader through the history of parking in the United States into the present situation in which we find ourselves. Everyone wants a free parking space; but as Professor Shoup explains, there is no such thing as a ‘free" parking…
Clean Ohio Fund Brownfield Program Update
The Clean Ohio Fund, Ohio’s brownfield redevelopment program is still alive and being administered by the JobsOhio .
According to the JobsOhio website, the Clean Ohio Fund is accepting applications for the redevelopment of Ohio brownfield sites. See below for a summary.
Clean Ohio funding requests are now being accepted by JobsOhio and the JobsOhio …
Cross Laminated Timber: Will It Sell in the US ?
Cross laminated timber or CLT, was developed in Austria in the 1990’s as a structural wood building product engineered to replace steel and concrete in building construction.
What is CLT ? It is laminated sheets of wood glued together much like plywood only thicker and much stronger.
Why use CLT ? It is a renewal…
Smart Buildings Done Easy !
Take an old technology which has not seen any real updates in decades, make it internet connected and add a few semiconductors (to make it smart) and radically change the way offices and homes consume energy ! That is what the Nest Learning Thermostat promises to do. See the video below.
Financing Renewable Energy: Protect the Planet, Boost your ROI
Protecting this planet’s natural resources for future generations is a moral obligation; unfortunately, moral obligations do not pay the bills. Coal is a nonrenewable resource that causes pollution. But it’s cheap. Renewable energy is often a more expensive alternative to using coal, oil, or natural gas to produce energy. Recognizing that renewable energy must be financially viable for individuals…
Green Leasing Unveiled – Part II
In Part I of our series on the particulars of Green Leasing, we discussed Lease Term and Operating Expenses. Now we turn to a robust area for implementing sustainable processes between Landlords and Tenants:
Interior Alterations and Repairs
A typical commercial lease will have two separate sections, one on maintenance and repairs, and one on…