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03/17/14 Jon Butts
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health
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On today’s WMNF 88.5 FM Sustainable Living Program we talked about Green Buildings. Our first guest recently wrote an article in the Home Power Magazine titled “The Living Building Challenge". Juliet Grable states that LBC goes beyond US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Standards. We also had local accredited professional LEED Architect John Garland talk more about the LEED process and some of the projects he’s been involved in. John works for RO...

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Planned Dunedin townhomes will create more electricity than residents use listen

08/01/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Officials from across Pinellas County broke ground this morning on what they’re calling the nation’s first multi-family dwelling that generates more electricity than it uses. Chuck Burkett, president of Planet Green, the company building the net zero townhomes in Dunedin, said that means most owners won’t have to pay for electricity “if they live a reasonable lifestyle. Now I’m not telling you if you let your kids leave the sliding glass doors open all day in August, you’ll prob...

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Housing Authority of Tampa receives LEED Gold certification for Moses White Estates listen

03/29/12 Olivia Kabat
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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A public housing community in Tampa has been recognized for its environmentally sustainable design. Moses White Estates is the first development in the Housing Authority of the City of Tampa to attain a LEED Gold designation.

LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and is a recognition by the United Green Building Council. According to Lillian Stringer, director of public relations with the Housing Authority of Tampa, Moses White Estates earned the designation though ...

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St. Pete opens first LEED certified fire station listen

09/06/11 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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St. Petersburg officials opened their third green building this morning near Lake Maggiore. The latest project built using Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, certification principles is a St. Pete’s fire station. It achieved green building classification by using energy efficiency progr...

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Energy efficient buildings and schools

01/24/11 Jon Butts
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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On today’s program we talked with a couple of the best green contractors in our area. The Learning Gate Charter School in Lutz just received its Platinum LEED certification from the US Green Building Council, and last year installed a 5 KW solar electric grid-tie System.

Charles Girard, the teaching contractor on the project, joined the program with the head of the environmental department, Adam, and two really sharp students attending the school, Demonte and Shelby.

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Green building at the USF St. Petersburg Campus listen

12/09/08 Colleen Krepstekies and Andrea Lypka
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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The USF green building project began in 2002 and it will open in fall 2009. The new facility will be two colleges, the arts & sciences and the college of marine science with eight research labs.

The construction company, Creative Contractors, hosted a tour of its building project at the USF St. Pete Campus on Dec. 9. The hosts provided an overview of USF’s first LEED certified building. LEED is Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and is a program that was started by the U.S...

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USF forms climate steering committee listen

07/09/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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In April, The University of South Florida joined the American College & University Presidents Climate Committee (ACUPCC), a group focused on reducing the impact that member schools have on the global climate. USF has recently established a Campus Sustainability Steering Committee to help meet ACUPCC goals.

Sharon Hanna-West is a lecturer on ethics and sustainability in USF’s Department of Management. She is a member of the sustainable steering committee at USF and co-chair of the climate...

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A first in Tampa: 'Green' building listen

04/04/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tampa finally has its first green building that will achieve LEED certification. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and is the sustainable building accreditation standard.

The building opened Monday on West Kennedy Boulevard and is the new home of the marketing company Walker Brands.

Nancy Walker, owner and president of Walker Brands, said one of her favorite sustainable design elements of the building is the recycled content, especially the pine floor.

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