Green Buildings

Professional profile: Nicole McGinley, 2015

Name: Nicole McGinley Title: Program Associate Company: EBG Location: New York, NY Birthplace: Wilmington, DE Education: UNC Chapel Hill ...

Professional profile: Allison Shannon, 2015

Name: Allison Shannon, AIA Title: Architect, LEED Green Associate Company: SWBR Architects Location: Rochester, NY Birthplace: Albany, NY...

Professional profile: MacKenzie Sharp, 2015

Name: MacKenzie Sharp Title: Landscape Production Manager Company: PFI (Plant Fantasies Inc.) Location: Chelsea / NYC Birthplace: Prince...

Energy efficiency: It's for business, not being cool

Energy efficiency is being recognized in many quarters as more than just a "feel good," environmentally-beneficial business activity, but as...

Soon your appliances and equipment will pay you

Right now your appliances and building equipment cost you money, from the time you buy them to the time they stop working. Repairs and energ...

SWBR honored at NAIOP Upstate Chapter Awards of Excellence

SWBR Architects, a Rochester, New York-based firm, was recently honored at the 2014 NAIOP Upstate New York Chapter Awards of Excellence cere...

LEED for retail: The market grows

The Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certification has entered the permanent vernacular of sustainability designers and al...

Benefits of rooftop and terrace gardens

Investing in outdoor living and communal spaces can be viewed as much an amenity as a gym or attractive lobby to developers and owners of bo...

Creating sustainable properties: Quick-start tips

As a property owner or manager, it's important to recognize that every demographic appreciates the concept of sustainability. Providing tena...

Life without Con Ed funding

Con Ed's funding for LED retro-fits will soon be winding down. While the economics of replacing fluorescent and incandescent lamps with LED ...