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Green Roofs Keep Getting Better

Posted by: Frank Sherman

There are a lot of good reasons for installing green roofs – or more specifically vegetated green roofs. High up on the list is stormwater management. A green roof will absorb rainwater as it falls, storing some in the soil or in the plants themselves, then slowly releases the balance. This is an excellent stormwater management strategy that reduces quantity and improves the quality of stormwater runoff. Continue Reading

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Water Efficiency Makes a Difference

Posted by: Frank Sherman

Water efficiency has been a focus category in LEED since its introduction in 2000. More specifically, LEED has advocated for reduction in potable water use in the operation of buildings and the maintenance of building landscape. With the introduction of LEED V4 the rating system has increased its emphasis on indoor water use efficiency. Continue Reading

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Got RECs?

Posted by: Frank Sherman

We do! Or, more precisely we did until we sold them this week. Back in 2010 Spiezle installed a roof full of little crystalline generators (AKA solar panels) that work all day to generate electricity with renewable energy attributes. These attributes take the form of Renewable Energy Credits (RECS, get it?). In our case they are SRECs. Continue Reading

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Getting Personal about Climate Change

Posted by: Scott Downie

Planning for the future is hard work. Let’s face it, the demands of today can make even the day after today a challenge but we plow through. We persevere because as humans we possess a fierce natural drive, an innate need to create our future, not just experience it. We are not lemmings. On the whole, we are creative, driven and inspired to make things happen. Or so I like to think. Continue Reading