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David Reid, is a partner in Sutherland’s timber practice and a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law. David counsels timberland investment management organizations and other large timber investors on the full spectrum of timber transactions, including purchases and sales of large-acreage timberland and timber deeds, long-term supply agreements, management agreements and financing. He also has substantial knowledge and experience working with LEED related timber issues.
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.
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/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.
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).
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.
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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!!
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!
Kiesha has been a construction project manager of 17 plus years experience with extensive operational knowledge including financial management, schedule and material/labor resource management and team collaboration. I have worked for large to small general contractors as well as a small consulting firm.
Kiesha's professional experience is primarily in commercial, multi-use residential and institutional construction management. Projects of note include the Baltimore NFL Stadium currently known as M&T Bank Stadium for the Baltimore Ravens, Court Building B for DC Superior Court, 22 West Condominiums, Network Solutions Headquarters relocation, Westory Annex Office Building, Hilton Washington Hotel Renovation, Hayes Street Apartments, Rosedale Community Center and the USAID Design Mobility Lab Tenant Improvement in the Ronald Reagan Building for International Trade.
She also serve as a board member for Sarah’s Circle which is an independent living senior resident community in the Adams Morgan section of Ward 1 in Washington, DC serving extremely low income senior citizens.
Kiesha is very active in my church, First Baptist Church of Glenarden, and participate with various ministry including Prosperity Partners, Sisters in Discipleship and Willing Workers.
She a native of Washington, DC and a graduate of the historic Paul Laurence Dunbar Senior High School. Also, she enjoys traveling, reading, attending live concerts and performing arts, going to the cinema, volunteering with my church, professional organization and Sarah’s Circle as well as visiting museums and other historical places.
Special Edition of the Nonprofit Coach with Ted Hart Radio Show is dedicated toGreening the Nonprofit World. Bringing expert advice to the nonprofit sector and drawing from the Nonprofit Guide to Going Green helping nonprofits green their efforts and carbon footprint, shows nonprofit executives proactive steps they can take to protect the environment and helps charities on the path to becoming a certified Green Nonprofit from GreenNonprofits.org THE GREEN SHOW delivers a timely and essential call to GREEN action for this new century.
Sarah Sutton is a LEED-accredited professional by the United States Green Building Council, and a museum professional with 31 years of experience working with zoos, aquariums, historical societies, art museums and parks. Her business is called Sustainable Museums and she works all around the country helping a variety of organizations improve their environmental sustainability while helping the bottom line, creating public connections, and planning for a changing future.
Many in the audience may know her as Sarah Brophy, or may know her for her decades of work researching and writing grant proposals – which was one way she came to be such an avid support of environmental sustainability in educational institutions. As Sarah Brophy she wrote Are You Grant Ready? How to tell when your organization is ready to successfully attract grants, AASLH History Series. She is co-author of two editions of The Green Museum: A Primer for Environmental Practice, with Elizabeth Wylie, and we know her as Sarah Sutton and author of The Green Nonprofit: The First 52 Weeks of Your Green Journey.
The survey ranked the nation's most eco-friendly HBCUs and found the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) and Florida Agricultural and Mechanical Universitywere the top green campuses among public institutions, while Spelman College andHoward University topped the list for private schools, BGI director, Felicia Davisannounced today.
"Black colleges are going green," said Davis. "This survey provides a clear picture of the wide-ranging activities underway at HBCUs to generate renewable energy, build to LEED Gold Certification standards and engage students in green initiatives, ecological curriculum and sustainable lifestyles."
Rankings were determined by analyzing responses from 43 participating HBCUs in the areas of administration, energy efficiency, green building, recycling, renewable energy generation, food, transportation, purchasing, and student involvement.
Dagmar is an internationally recognized leader in sustainability. She grew up in Germany before getting her Masters of Architecture from Georgia Tech. In 1991, she founded her own firm and began pioneering a process that would make The Epsten Group the world leader of LEED reviews. In fact, through the US Green Building Council, her firm has completed more than 7,000 LEED certifications in 50 countries. The Epsten Group has been named one of the Top 10 Design Firms by Engineering News Record.
As an architect and architectural consultant, Dagmar has guided large complex teams toward the sustainable performance of many significant buildings. all over the world. Closer to home, she is one of the pioneers of the green movement in Atlanta. She has provided consulting and/or design work for Atlanta institutions like Grady Hospital, Emory University, Coca Cola, and Georgia Tech. Dagmar also:
Initiated the Atlanta AIA Committee on the Environment, serving as chair for its first three years
Headed the Georgia Committee on the Environment in 1994
Championed the inclusion of sustainable criteria in the AIA Georgia Design Awards program, which led to her chairing a separate Sustainable Design Awards program for two years
Founding member of the USGBC Greater Atlanta Chapter
Recognized as Georgia’s first and only LEED Fellow in 2011
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