Earth Day 2014: Green Tips from Our Green Designers

Cambridge Heights' Solar Energy Use

Green and the New Normal

by Nathan Rauh, AIA, LEED AP'Green building' is no longer a fresh or novel approach to projects. Instead, the pursuit of environmentally responsible and energy-efficient operations is maturing into standard practice.

Arlington Grove: A Lesson in Diversity & Minority Participation

St. Louis City Arlington Grove Residential Redevelopment Project
Breaks Ground in Terms of Green Design, Minority Participation (St. Louis, MO, Oct. 19, 2010) – Silver-plated shovels were plunged into the ground on Friday, Oct. 15 to commemorate the start of construction on north St. Louis City’s $41 million Arlington Grove residential redevelopment project . True, scoops of dirt were moved; but perhaps in more ways than one, the project is truly groundbreaking in terms of green design and minority participation. 

Ask the Expert: Anthony Summers
St. Louis Post Dispatch

Is solar energy a cost-effective alternative for powering a business or is specifying more conventional energy-efficient equipment and lighting a better way to go?
For many business owners, "going solar" is a difficult decision to make. We hear about solar power, photovoltaic panels and photocells and wonder whether solar energy is really worth the time and money necessary to make it happen.
 

Using Solar Energy: First Steps

by Tony Summers, LEED AP

Solar power, photovoltaics and photocells are words that are starting to appear everywhere. Newspapers and trade publications are full of information about solar technology. Funding is available to help offset some of the costs of installation and the use of photocells. With technological advances and potential funding sources to make it more attractive, now may be the time to consider the sun as a source to supply energy for your business.

Green From Every Angle
ED+C Magazine