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  • 00:30

    Nabwic Talks with Kiesha SameeUd-Deen, LEED AP

    in Women

    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.

  • 00:38

    What it Takes to Make Your Millennial Employees Happy

    in Business

    On December 2, my guest will be Shoko Sekiguchi.   Shoko is a recognized leader of the Urban Green Living movement in New York City.  She launched Ampleen, a NY based sustainability consulting firm in 2012 and has consulted with numerous nonprofit organizations, green start-ups and companies including Solar One Energy, Columbia University (Earth Institute), Green America, White Roof, and Real Food Works.


    As a certified LEED Green Associate and a holder of GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) and ITIL (formally known as the Information Technology Infrastructure Library) certifications, Shoko has in-depth knowledge about green buildings, corporate sustainability strategy, stakeholder engagement, community building, cause marketing and IT Service Management.  She launched a “Sustainability Employee Engagement” initiative to help companies engage employees through harnessing sustainability and corporate social responsibility initiatives.


    Shoko has more than 15 years of success in marketing and sales, sustainability assessment and strategy.  During her career, she has built a reputation for becoming a trusted advisor to clients and for quickly adapting to new business environments and trends.  She has also proven herself a forward-thinking problem solver who leverages technical savvy and C-level management expertise to address enterprise-wide issues.

  • 00:30

    Plan NYC: 80% Reduction in Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2050

    in Business

    On November 25, my guest will be Jason Kliwinski, AIA, LEED Fellow, principal at Designs for Life LLC and CEO and Founder of the Green Building Center.  Jason is a highly recognized and accredited professional in the field of Sustainable Design. As a practicing Architect with over 20 years of experience, 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. In 2012 Jason was named a LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Fellow by the US Green Building Council, one of only 200 in the country, which is the highest professional accreditation through peer review of an applicant's work by the US Green Building Council.   Jason’s approach to architecture and green building is holistic, with a focus on incorporating the principles of green building on-time and within budget. Jason founded his own architectural design firm in 2003 and more recently the Green Building Center in 2010 which focuses on providing owners, developers, property managers, and real estate professionals a convenient ‘one-stop’ location that brings green design, construction, products and education together under one roof using a unique integrative project delivery approach. He has been responsible for the design and construction of dozens of green buildings, many of which have achieved LEED™ certification in various markets, several carbon neutrality master plans for major institutions, and development and implementation of many educational programs focused on greening the built environment.
     

  • 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.


     

  • 01:03

    The Needs of our Wildlife Friends with Guest Greg Mertz,DVM, The Odd Pet Vet

    in Self Help

    The Needs of our Wildlife Friends


    with special Guest Greg Mertz,DVM, The Odd Pet Vet


    The nonprofit New England Wildlife Center (the Center) is a grassroots, entrepreneurial venture, launched by a group of Massachusetts’ citizens 33 years ago.  They use the provision of humane medical care to orphaned and hurt wild animals as a real-life and engaging platform to teach the life sciences, with a strong focus on biology to provide hands-on training in veterinary medicine to undergraduate students nationally and internationally.  At New England Wildlife Center – education is action.  The Center hones stewards of wildlife, habitats and natural resources through our facility built to LEED specifications, an onsite nature center and biology classroom, a windowed veterinary hospital where the public can observe first-hand our collective impact on wildlife, and science education curricula proven to increase environmental literacy.


    New England Wildlife Center is an example of our ability as a community to come together to solve real problems on our own, without leaving it the government, large institutions or, in other words, “the experts”.


    The Wildlife Center owns the Odd Pet Vet, and has for 16 years treated the rare animal commercial veterinary practice.


    Greg Mertz, DVM has over twenty-five years experience treating rare wildlife species..


    All the proceeds at the New England Wildlife Center go to help with the care of wildlife and the delivery of education programs. They see approximately 60 species of animals on a regular basis. The more common the animal is, the more commonly we see it. 


    Call into the program, or submit questions on our facebook page and we'll endeavor to answer how you too can support the wildlife in your area.


    Let's talk About It!


     

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 01:53

    ClearHeartLife w GodIsShaniAsantewaa: Visioning Results 4 Multigenerational Gree

    in Self Help

    Results from our Visioning for our MultiGenerational, AgeInPlace, Sustainable Housing Community


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gY71TkqMXk
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/MultiGenerational-AgeInPlace-Sustainable-Housing-Community/1680912565478643?fref=ts


    http://landmarkselfexpressionandleadershipprogram.com/


    Now to Strategize how to best manifest our Vision.  How can you be contribute from where you are?
    ~~
    GodIs Shani Asantewaa Sheryl Strothers is a Civil Engineer (Transportation, Urban Planning, Aviation) MIT '84, Mother of 4 young adults, daughter of an Architect & History Teacher, Grandaughter of farmers and herbalists, founder of an organic food coop, athlete, metaphysician, prepper, gardener, survivalist & belly dance instructor. Book her now 215.253.2134.

  • 00:30

    Amy Wax (Color Consultant)

    in Radio

    Amy works with architects; designers, builders and homeowners to select the colors for paints and other products that help their projects stand out. Fifteen years ago, she created Your Color Source Studios Inc., a firm that specializes in selecting colors for residential and commercial architectural use. A list of the company’s many projects include aiding in the development of color palettes for a Fortune 500 company, color and product selection for two projects that received Gold LEED status from the U.S. Government’s Green Building Council, and the creation of color palettes for numerous residential and commercial buildings.


    Amy created the Color 911 app and blog to help people add color to their lives—whether someone is selecting colors for their home or business, or selecting colors for fashion, graphic design or another artistic use. The app shows how color enriches our lives, and it turns what is a difficult process for some into something that is truly satisfying and fun. Just a few of the accolades it has received have been being named a “Product of the Year” by This Old House Magazine, a “Can’t-Live-Without” app by Architectural Digest and a “Must-Have Resource” by Lonny Magazine. 


    Amy is the author of Can’t Fail Color Schemes, a national bestseller on interior and exterior color ideas for the home. Published by Creative Homeowner, Can’t Fail Color Schemes was named Book of the Year by both Foreword and the Independent Publishers Association. It was also a Next Generation and Best Book Award finalist. After the success of her first book, Amy wrote Can’t Fail Color Schemes: Kitchens and Baths.


     

  • 00:32

    NABWIC Talks with Stacey Banks-Houston, Tampa Women's Business Centre

    in Women

    Stacey Banks-Houston
    Entrepreneur, Coach, Author, Speaker and
    Executive Director Tampa Women Business Center


    Stacey Banks Houston has experience in the industry as an entrepreneur, author, speaker, trainer, usiness consultant and coach.  She won the 2010 SBA Minority Small Business Champion Award.  She previously worked as director of the Cuyahoga County Small Business Development Center in Ohio and was recently appointed director of the Helen Gordon Davis Women's Business Center in Tampa, FL.


     


    This will be an encouraging, uplifting and motivational experience you don't want to miss!


     


     


    June  10, 2015  


     


    Contact:
    (813) 251-8437 ext. 235  
    sbhouston@thecentre.org   
    www.thecentre.org  


      


     CLICK HERE to listen in on the discussion.

  • 00:34

    NABWIC Talks - Kiesha SameeUd-Deen, LEED AP

    in Current Events

    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.