The Thread: Business as a Force For Good

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Indoor airPLUS: Improving Residential Indoor Air Quality

Indoor airPLUS: Improving Residential Indoor Air Quality

Introduction Have you ever wondered if the air inside your home is as healthy as it could be? Many factors influence indoor air quality in our homes including smoking, cleaning habits, and air and moisture leaks. We spend a majority of our lives indoors, and the US’s...

Energy Star Struck

Energy Star Struck

Introduction to Energy Star I wanted to get into Energy Star certification, since it is one of the most well known. You have probably seen the blue Energy Star label on your computer or kitchen appliances maybe without giving it a second thought. This exploration of...

Overview of Green Globes

Overview of Green Globes

Navigating Green Globes Green Globes is a contender in the sustainability certification arena. It is one of the most popular green building rating systems alongside LEED. (Check out my post on LEED for more.) Green Globes offers a holistic approach to new, existing,...

LEEDing the Way: An Overview of the LEED Rating System

LEEDing the Way: An Overview of the LEED Rating System

About LEED LEED which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design is one of the most common sustainable building rating systems used in the United States and around the world. LEED is administered by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), which many...

Hosting a Sustainability Charrette

Hosting a Sustainability Charrette

What is a Charrette? A charrette is a term that, in the architecture industry, describes an important meeting or meetings intended to set goals for a building project including scope, schedule, and budget. This meeting is often a good chance for the project team to...

Sustainability Building Certifications 101

Sustainability Building Certifications 101

This post expands on the last post in The Thead and goes into depth on some of the major sustainability certifications available today. Buildings, appliances, building materials and products can all achieve sustainability certifications from applicable authorities....

A Day in the Life: Interior Design Version

A Day in the Life: Interior Design Version

Introduction So, what exactly is it that you do? This is a question that I get a lot even from people who have known me a long time. I love what I do and am grateful to do it everyday for a living. I have been evolving the explanation of my profession over time in a...

My Top Productivity Apps of 2021

My Top Productivity Apps of 2021

Several things made last year easier for us, and a lot of them have been technology based. I would bet that a lot of us have been using technology more and more to connect with our loved ones as well as our colleagues. Technology has allowed us to track Covid-19...

How To Network Remotely & Safely

How To Network Remotely & Safely

Our small business networking events have always been a source of good conversations and valuable professional connections. The social events and hand shaking days are evolving into safer, and often remote options to meet people and spark conversations about project...

Make Social Distancing Easy

Make Social Distancing Easy

Social distancing is changing our built environments and how we interact with them. Places we used to frequent like grocery stores, malls, and offices must consider how to implement social distancing requirements. It is true that our collective visits to these...

What Should You Do? Do What You Would Do For Free.

What Should You Do? Do What You Would Do For Free.

This is a time of life and career transition for a lot of people. I have had times in my adult life when I asked myself, what should I do? At times I felt as if I had no viable career options; other times I felt as if the job world was in the palm of my hand. This year especially, I have had ups and downs of feeling highly productive and focused to unsure and undirected.

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