Is Green the New Red for Fire Stations?

(By Paul Durand, AIA; with contributions from Dana Weeder, AIA LEED AP and Mike Fields) Green fire trucks instead of red ones? No, not that kind of green; the sustainable kind. The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) has brought sustainability to the mainstream of building design through their Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design … Continue reading

Digging Geothermal

(By: Dana Weeder, AIA LEED AP and Mike Fields) I really like geothermal energy. Before I am redressed by scientist friends, I should clarify that there is not much in the way of usable geothermal energy in the Northeast United States. Direct Geothermal Energy harvesting is probably best known in places like Iceland, where more … Continue reading