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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.
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/Mechanica
James (@J_Habs) has guest Co-Host & THG Owner Dustin Leed (@D_Leed) on the air to talk a full 30 minutes of nonstop Hockey!
They speak about Flyers, Leafs, Dirty hits in the NHL and what would you do if you were Craig MacTavish?
Be sure to use the hashtag #THGTalk to ask questions, or give feedback. Your tweet may be read on the air!
Tonight, I'll be welcoming Cesar Tapia with the San Diego Chapter of the USGBC and the Gap Project. Balboa Park will soon become an example of Sustainability through a partnership with the San Diego Chapter of the USGBC (U.S. Green Building Council), and their Green Assistance Program.
EBOM (Existing Building, Operation and Maintenece) is a LEED Certification program that recognizes sustainable practices for buildings already constructed, and in this case, 100 year old museums!
With not-for-profit organizations such as the BPCP (Balboa Park Cultural Partnership) and The Friends of Balboa Park, coordination can be a challenge, and Cesar is here to talk about his role and what exactly it takes to certify an existing building.
Sustainability - Think: Environmental Responsibility, Economic Viability, and Social Accountability.
Kevin Hunter and David Ford are joined by Lars Anderson, owner of Concrete Treatments Inc. He specializes in helping companies find solutions for their concrete flooring needs. With a background in many types of solutions for concrete flooring construction, Lars works with clients to find a solution that will fit their situation. He works with you from the consulting phase, through the installation all the way to maintaining your new floor, and to gain LEED points on your LEED projects. Lars Anderson's specialties:Certified with the IPCI (International Polished Concrete Institute) to give CES credits to architects.
Call the office at (763) 425-4800 or find Lars Anderson online at www.concretetreatmentsinc.com
My guest Robert Politzer.Robert, president of Greenstreet Construction and Consulting, Inc., which specializes in green construction and green building consulting. A LEED accredited professional, Robert is chair of the Sustainable Business Task Force of the Environmental Business Association of New York State and a member of its Green Building Task Force. He is a Planning Committee member of New Roofs for a New Century Conference and a board member of the Harlem River Valley Development Corporation. He co-chairs the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce’s Green Design and Construction Subcommittee.
I'm welcoming back, my friend, and business partner, Edward Cobau, whose lived and worked in Syria...so, we'll be talking about this part of the world that seems to be on everyone's radar.
The instability of this region has left no room for implementing sustainabilty measures, or is the other way around?
People are no different...we all need to be connected with others. We all need the benefits of the planet's natural resources, and we all need financial stability, but is this way of Western thinking welcomed in the Middle East?
We'll be talkin' trash and making discoveries into this region of the world that seems to always be in termoil, so please join us as we learn that there is hope for the people of Syria.
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Andrew C. Burr, LEED AP, is Director of Building Energy Performance Policy at the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) in Washington, DC. IMT advises state and local governments on the design and implementation of building performance policies. Andrew researches best practices as well as the economic benefits and job creation impacts of these policies.
Seven cities and two states have adopted energy rating and disclosure laws. While all of them require building owners to track their properties' energy use, the laws vary regarding the size and type of buildings they affect; whether the energy use data must be disclosed publicly, or just to potential tenants or buyers; and other factors. We will discuss with Andrew Burr the ongoing progress of these and other policies geared to making buildings more energy efficient and therefore more valuable.
My guests will be Jason Kliwinski and Robert Politzer.
Jason is president of Designs for Life and a partner at The Green Building Center. A highly recognized and accredited professional in the field of Sustainable Design, he has been greatly involved in the restoration, preservation, and adaptive reuse/renovation of existing facilities as well as the creation of new environmentally responsible buildings, including carbon neutral master planning. He was the AIA-NJ President in 2010, a co-founder of the US Green Building Council New Jersey Chapter, and serves as the North East Regional Chair of the Committee on the Environment for the American Institute of Architects nationally. He was among 43 of the world’s most distinguished green building professionals to be selected as LEED Fellows through a peer nomination and portfolio review process in 2012.
Robert is president of Greenstreet Construction and Consulting, Inc., which specializes in green construction and green building consulting. A LEED accredited professional, Robert is chair of the Sustainable Business Task Force of the Environmental Business Association of New York State and a member of its Green Building Task Force. He is a Planning Committee member of New Roofs for a New Century Conference and a board member of the Harlem River Valley Development Corporation. He co-chairs the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce’s Green Design and Construction Subcommittee.
The Hockey Guys Draft Preview Podcast will touch on all things NHL Entry Draft with guests Dustin Leed, Todd Cordell and Future Considerations Prospect writer Christian Roatis.
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Hollywood, FL – From the sea to your sink, ensuring the public has access to clean and safe drinking water requires effective management of water resources.
Public Utility Management and Planning Services (PUMPS) is a consulting firm dedicated to the evaluation, planning and management of public utility systems. Since the company’s inception in 2000, PUMPS has focused primarily on public sector clients, collaborating with local municipalities, mostly in southeast Florida, to secure funding for operational improvements.
“Civil engineering has always been concerned with water and its transportation,” says Frederick Bloetscher, president of PUMPS “What most municipalities need is someone to give them guidance as to how they should be planning for their utility systems.”
When water infrastructure deteriorates, many municipalities don’t have the necessary funds to address these issues. PUMPS specializes in diagnosing all the various issues affecting the utility system to qualify for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund program. To date, PUMPS’ clients have received nearly $130 million from the program.
“These are projects cities want to do and need to do,” says Bloetscher. “The Clean Water State Revolving Funds program was designed specifically to encourage these kinds of improvements to our infrastructure."
In addition to his work with PUMPS, Bloetscher is also an associate professor at Florida Atlantic University. He often includes his students in what he describes as “science projects,” like helping to develop the world’s first LEED Gold certified water treatment plant.
“My clients understand that if we can involve students, it’s a good experience for them," says Bloetscher. "It’s symbiotic, which is what civil engineering is all about: integration.”