• 00:30

    Jason Kliwinski unravels LEED IV Greenest New Code

    in Business

    The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating system is designed to make your building safer, thriftier to operate, and to keep your employees less poisoned and thus more productive.  Now LEED has published a new set of green designs that go straight to the core.  Host Bart Jackson talks with architect and environmental expert Jason Kliwinski about the new materials to be used in buildings that will improve the quality of worklife for us all.  Ask yourself, “Do I always feel sleepy about 2 p.m.?”  And, Is my building’s air intake vent right next to the loading dock – where the trucks sit with their engines running?”  Hmmm.


  • 02:01

    Luxury Design and Big Plans for Brandon Smith LEED AP

    in Design

    Brandon Smith is one who "blazes the trail"  For 14 years he worked directly in corporate design, construction standards, LEED, critical facilities, classified information spaces, data centers and other techno-centric interiors.   Relationships with brands and a passion for media launched DCoop Media in 2013 to expand on brand awareness in the digital marketplace especially within interior design.   Then #DesignLux chat on Twitter skyrockeded from day one in the luxury design niche.  As happens with many successful entrepreneurs, this resulted in the launch of D'Lux Quarterly, a digital magazine.     Luxury travel editor of CarpePoints, contributing editor for DemandDesign ,Brandon's a recognized industry leader including Brizo and St Jude's Children's Hospital and of course lots of media coverage.   Brandon's worked with furniture giants Haworth and AIS. He's developed standards for SAIC, Bosley Medical, Accredited Home Lenders, the US Navy.

  • 01:01

    The Green Guy

    in Self Help

    Welcome to "Talk w. the Green Guy"! I am your host Eric Moncrief. This show is dedicated to covering energy saving systems, environmental policies, recycling, clean energy and more!!

    This week:

    David will explain the mission of usgbc and how they promote sustainable building practices around the globe and their development of the leed certification rating system


  • 00:59

    John Hrivnak, Architect-Specializing in Improving Environments for the Disabled

    in Caregiving

    Does your home environment need major or minor changes due to the disability, or the senior that you are caring for? Hrivnak & Associates is an architectural & real estate consulting firm specializing in care environments and provides professional services throughout the Midwest in areas of Program Management, Architecture, Engineering, Second Opinion Studies, Finance Assistance and Real Estate Investing.!

    Hrivnak & Associates has successfully managed Healthcare Centers in 20 states from Hawaii to Maine and has been awarded the Clinical Design Excellence Award. John’s background is uniquely suited to provide the breadth of services that the firm offers. Among his qualifications:

    • B.A. Business Administration, Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio

    • MBA Finance, Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio

    • B. Architecture, U. of Cincinnati

    • Licensed Architect

    • Licensed Commercial Realtor

    • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards

    • American Institute of Architects

    • LEED AP

    John Hrivnak speaks internationally on the design and finance of Senior Living Facilities and serves as an adjunct professor for architectural design and professional practice classes. John serves in the community in a number of ways including work with Elgin’s Downtown Neighborhood Association Design Committee, the YMCA, the YWCA, the Elgin Choral Union and the Hesed House. He co-founded an indigent care clinic and served as its CEO, earning accolades for success in both growth and service to that community.

    50 Lakewood Circle, St. Charles, IL 60174

    John@HrivnakAssociates.com | 630.770.5900

    Architectural Pathologist

    John Hrivnak, AIA, MBA, NCARB is Principal with Hrivnak Associates,



  • 00:43

    Sarah Sutton: Being a 'Green' Philantrepreneur!

    in Business

    Tune in to get expert information on making a 'green' change in your business. Sarah Sutton is a consultant in environmental sustainability for museums, zoos, gardens, schools, and open space organizations. She is a LEED-AP, a professional accredited by the United States Green Building Council, for sustainable operations and maintenance of existing buildings.

    Sarah's tips, strategies and insight are excellent for entrepreneurs, business and the nonprofit sector. Sarah recognized how valuable green changes were, monetarily and environmentally, especially for the type of institutions which were her clients. Her belief is each of us can make the greatest green difference by examining our particular area of expertise, and then working to make that more environmentally sustainable. 

  • 01:01

    The Green Guy

    in Self Help

    Tune in to hear the United States Green Building Council’s Georgia Schools Program Manager, Suzanne Haerther tells us what happened at the GreenBuild Expo in New Orleans and how they are involved with helping schools create healthy environments impacting kids and their communities.

    Then, Kim Erle of Sunset Green Home, talks about overcoming the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, providing hope back to her community and building energy efficient sustainable homes that are USGBC LEED Certified.



  • 00:27

    The Epsten Group - Leading on LEED

    in Environment

    Dagmar B. Epsten is the founder and owner of Epsten Group, recognized in 2011 as one of the Top 300 Small Businesses of the South and ranked on Inc.’s list of fastest-growing private companies in America. In its 20-year history, Epsten Group has grown to a 50-person multidisciplinary architecture and building consulting firm with an international reach and a broad range of services, including Architecture/Interior Design, LEED Consulting/BIM-Based Energy Modeling, Commissioning/Mechanical Engineering, Building Envelope/Roofing/ Waterproofing Consulting and Green Building/Product Certifications under ISO Guide 65. 
    Ms. Epsten is a registered architect, certified commissioning authority, certified construction specifier, and LEED specialist.  Having worked with LEED since the year 2000, Ms. Epsten is a pioneer and expert in all aspects of LEED, with LEED specialties in Building Design & Construction, Operations & Maintenance, Interior Design & Construction, Neighborhood Development, and Homes.  She guides building owners, managers, occupants, and complex project teams toward long-term value and optimized environments.  She has been involved as architect or consultant in many endeavors, including multiple-building portfolios, large, complex facilities, campuses, sustainable showcase buildings, and international projects,and has served many government agencies, institutions, corporations, nonprofits, and private clients.

  • 00:30

    Build Clean while Banking Green

    in Energy

    Kenneth E. LaRoe

    In 2009, Mr. LaRoe opened First Green Bank, the first bank with an environmental mission in the eastern United States. He is the largest shareholder, CEO and Chairman. In 1999, Mr. LaRoe founded Florida Choice Bank and was its largest shareholder, Chairman, CEO, and President. He grew the bank to over $400 million in assets by 2006 when the bank was sold to Alabama National Bancorp.

    Mr. LaRoe began his career with Flagship Bank in Tavares, Florida and rose to the position of vice president and branch manager. He joined SouthTrust Bank in Deland, Florida in 1987 as senior lender and rose to county executive for Lake County. In 1996 Mr. LaRoe joined Colonial Bank as president of the Lake County bank and was instrumental in the conversion of a troubled thrift to a viable commercial bank. He has served on numerous civic and non-profit boards including: The Sunrise ARC (Association for Retarded Citizens), BankServe, and The Florida Bankers Association.He served as chairman of Group 5 of the Florida Bankers Association and also as chairman of Florida BankPac. He is a member of the Florida Bar Association, and the Lake County Bar Association.

    A committed environmentalist, he served as chairman of Preserve Lake, a political action committee instrumental in passing a bond referendum for $36 million to purchase public land. He also served as chairman of the PLAAC (Public Lands Acquisition advisory Committee).

    Born, raised, and schooled in Eustis, Florida, where First Green Bank is located, Mr. LaRoe earned a B. S. in management at Florida State University and a J.D. at The University of Florida College of Law. Mr. LaRoe is also a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP).

  • 00:16

    More Wonderful Girl and Boy Names and Their Meanings

    in Spirituality

    Please, all guests call in (347)637-3928 Blog Talk Radio with your unique baby names and please, download our Episodes on Thursday August 14, 2014 at 4:00 PM-4:15 PM Eastern Standard Time;we will be discussing more unique girl and boy names-it is so important to take the time to give our children an inspiring name and one that distiguishes them from other people and allows them to stand out for their attributes in life. I prayed before I name my son and I do believe that G-O-D directed me to the proper first name and middle name; David, his first name and Allan, his middle name and Allan is derived from Celtic harmony and originally a Saint's name, it also means fair, handsome, noble, bright. People with the name Allan have an inner desire for love and companionship and want to work with others to achieve peace and harmony; also they have a pratical nature, good at saving money, and building things. My son is doing his best to help our world by bringing world attention and solutions to help our poor and middle class and he is a Leed Green Junior Architect and he has designed all over our US country already. 

  • 01:03

    The Green Guy

    in Self Help

    Welcome to "Talk w. the Green Guy"! I am your host Eric Moncrief. This show is dedicated to covering energy saving systems, environmental policies, recycling, clean energy and more!!

    This week:

    Tonight prepare for departure/landings!  ATL Hartsfield Jackson Airport (world’s busiest) Director of Asset Management, Michael Cheyne talks about International Terminal Gold LEED Certification and the overall sustainability plan for the Airport

    Next up,is Norah Silva a LED Light Consultant who gives us the advantages of LED and talks cost savings. Don’t miss this informative show!

  • 00:29

    LEED Green Associate Exam Tips

    in Environment

    This weeks show will feature LEED Green Associate Exam tips along with our regular segments.

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