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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
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.”
This episode of Speaking of Green will focus on Julie Root, Architect and Green Building expert in Pasadena, California.
Julie is originally from Mobile, Alabama and studied architecture at Mississippi State. She moved to the Greater Los Angeles area to practice and has become a leading voice in green building and construction manager.
Join as we discuss green building in California and how that will effect green building standards here in the Southeast.
We are back! Tonight Lady Rerun and Caryn Ruby interviews Joy Leeds who is a Registered Dental Hygienist and Author of How To Keep Smiling With Your Own Teeth (What Your Dentist Isn't Telling You). This book has Iinformation that everyone needs to know! Tune in! Check out her website at wwww.joysdental.com
Our special guest this week is Richard Heller; founder, CEO and CFO of Greener by Design, a landscape design/build company that creates residential urban landscapes in New York City and the surrounding areas. Heller and Greener by Design specialize in sustainable rooftop gardens and terrace gardens
Richard grew up in the heart of New York City and has over 30 years of experience working in all areas of the landscape industry including; interior plants, orchids and floral design, as well as landscape design, installation and maintenance.
On tonight’s show, Richard is going to discuss his experiences working as a design/build contractor creating some of the most beautiful rooftop gardens in Manhattan. From his design philosophy to unique construction and production techniques to maintaining a maintenance program for his high maintenance clients. He may even tell us the best ways to get out of parking tickets and how to make his favorite childhood snack called “mud cups”.
If you know Richard he is a real character, a good friend and just a lot of fun. So if you are interested in Green Roofs and Green Walls you should listen in tonight.
View full description & guest bios at our website. This is our first in a series of shows regarding green buildings, sustainability & our environment. This will be a free-flowing conversation on key environmental & commercial building sustainability issues in today’s environment w/ some of the top experts in the nation. Topics include: What motivates building owners & tenants to seek more environmentally favorable property? Are there financial & other benefits of going green? Who are the stakeholders? Do tenants really care? Are the terms “green buildings” & “sustainability” just semantics or is there some real meat behind them? Is it just talk or are we really helping the environment? Is the push toward environmentally friendly buildings gaining steam or stagnating? Who is in charge of sustainability initiatives & implementation; owners or tenants? Is it managed at the local level? How is the city of New York leading the charge? Is there enough data to give us a true picture of what “green” means & what are we doing to get meaningful data and information? What is being disclosed & is there credibility to the information and analytics? Featured Guests
David Pogue, LEED AP Global Director of Corporate Responsibility, CBRE Dr. Constantine E. Kontokosta PE, Deputy Director, NYU Center for Urban Science + Progress William Teichman Director of Sustainability, Kimco Realty View full guest bios at our website.
Our guests this morning are here to discuss the free Sage Expo (Sustainable And Green Environments) taking place this weekend.
Guest Mark Lipps is a proponent of conservation and renewable energy and co-founded Sage Expo to educate the community on these matters.
He is a 17 year resident of Manhattan Beach as well as a husband, parent, dog owner, homeowner andlocal business owner and he is passionate about community involvement. Guest Angie Silverman is an active member of the South Bay community and Co-Founder and Events Operations Director for Sage Expo.
Angie is always looking for ways to enhance the local urban beach lifestyle by working with communityand business leaders in the South Bay. Angie holds a Masters of Science in Urban and Regional Planning and has practiced urban planning for over 10 years. She was a Downtown Planner for four years and implemented a prosperous downtown social and business environment.
This free event will feature over 100 vendor booths, food, speakers, workshops and entertainment and will promote local businesses focused on renewable energy, resources and conservation.
Daniel Salzman is a real estate developer and designer with an emphasis on sustainable practices andwill have a booth at Sage Expo. He is the principal of Evergreen Design Build, Inc., one of the leading green-building firms in Southern California, having built LEED and Build-It-Green residences as well as spearheading the recent green remodel of Manhattan Beach's Congregation Tikvat Jacob.
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Join Hnedak Bobo Group Principals Dan Elias, AIA, LEED AP, and Dike Bacon, as they share how their firm is thinking differently about project design, delivery and helping Native American gaming clients proactively respond to changing market conditions. As NIGA’s 2012 Associate Member of the Year and a G2E-award-winning provider of architecture and interior design, HBG has been creating highly competitive, exciting properties for tribal and commercial gaming clients for 34 years. H
Dustin Leed, who writes about the Philadelphia Flyers for TheFourthPeriod.com and Lancaster Newspapers, makes his first appearance on the Polish Prodigy Podcast to talk NHL playoffs. The Flyers are down 2-0 in their second-round series to Boston, a position with which they are familiar. Can they repeat last spring's remarkable comeback? Dustin and Matt Gajtka will also touch on each of the other Stanley Cup series and who they think will prevail in each conference.
Today's guest is Steve Glenn CEO of LIving Homes. Living Homes' mission is to create homes and communities that inspire people, foster family and community interaction, and make modern life easier, healthier and more comfortable. They hope their products will set a standard for the positive impact they have on soil, water, energy and health. They're using the Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design (LEED®) certification system. Responding to demand, They plan