Q&A: Michael Kinsley, RMI

By Matthew Crawford
Michael Kinsley, a senior consultant at Rocky Mountain Institute, helped coordinate a team of experts for the institute’s new publication.

Q&A: Greening Corrections ACA Panel

Roibín Ó hÉochaidh
Panelists from the Greening of Corrections panel at ACA’s 139th Congress of Correction discuss the challenges of applying sustainability strategies and measures at justice facilities.

Q&A: Crisis Communications

Kenneth Trump, president of Cleveland -based consulting firm National School Safety and Security Services, has 25 years of experience at public and private schools in urban, suburban and rural settings. He has worked with jurisdictions in all 50 states and has authored several books and articles on school safety. He discussed the topic with School Construction News during a phone interview.

Q&A: Tom Perry, Shawmut Design

Schools and other buildings across the United States are turning to geothermal technology to heat and cool buildings and to lower operating and maintenance costs, improve energy efficiency and provide classroom comfort.

Q&A: H. Jay Enck, Commissioning & Green Building Solutions

By Matthew Crawford
H. Jay Enck, LEED AP, principal and founder of Commissioning & Green Building Solutions, has executed the commissioning process for more than $1 billion worth of construction projects. But, his approach for commissioning at schools, offices and several other building types goes beyond standard commissioning procedures by examining the design process and re-evaluating buildings years after they are completed.

Q&A: David Baum, Green Exchange

By Amy Perry
David Baum, of Chicago-based Baum Development LLC, spoke with Green Building News about his new project, Green Exchange, a sustainably designed commercial center that will offer consumers a source for green products and services.

The Greening of a CEO

By Jeff Dondero
Jeanine Campbell is a progressive CEO who cut her teeth at conventional businesses before she found a way to incorporate her personal beliefs for a business devoted to sustainable construction projects.

Q&A: Sim Van der Ryn, of Van der Ryn Architects

By Amy Schnitzer
In an interview that almost reads like a primer on current concepts and trends in sustainable building, architect Sim Van der Ryn ranges from discussing why fourth graders are instinctive architects to criticizing “talk-i-tecture” by brandname architects to having to live with the fact that certain crucial building materials extract an unavoidable environmental toll.