AASHE Releases Annual Review of Campus Sustainability

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education is excited to announce the release of its 2011 Higher Education Sustainability Review.

Q&A: Gary Gerber, Sun Light & Power

Sun Light & Power, based in Berkeley, Calif., was one of the first solar companies in the U.S. to earn B Corporation certification.

GSA Greening Officer

By Nicholas Gosling
The U.S. General Services Administration took a major step forward with its sustainability programs in naming Eleni Reed as its first chief greening officer.

Q&A: Integrated Solar

By Nicholas Gosling
Marty Low is CEO of SRS Energy, a Philadelphia-based developer of integrated solar roofing products that provide renewable energy while serving functional and aesthetic needs.

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: Erin Rae Hoffer, Autodesk Manager

By Amy Perry
BIM is at once a catalyst for tremendous change within the design/construction community.

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.