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Solar powers Cleveland studio of Kalman & Pabst

Marc Lefkowitz  |  02/03/15 @ 3:00pm  |  Posted in Green buildings

Seeing the light<br />Solar panels on the roof of Kalman & Pabst with Cleveland in the background. All images: K&P.<br />Kalman & Pabst co-owner Mike Wasserman<br />Inside the K&P studio space

Mike Wasserman can’t figure how other business owners come to different conclusions about investing in green technologies like the 137-panel solar array on the roof of their 100-year old warehouse in Cleveland’s Midtown neighborhood. The solar panels at Kalman & Pabst paid themselves off with energy savings three-and-a-half years after they were installed. In 2014, Wasserman and Craig Brown purchased the...more

A masterpiece of green building, Toledo Museum of Art

Marc Lefkowitz  |  01/15/15 @ 4:00pm  |  Posted in Green buildings

Paul Bernard pauses in the gallery of the Toledo Museum of Art before The Crowning of Saint Catherine. The facilities director is drawn to the masterwork of Peter Paul Rubens for an unusual reason. “Look at the light. It almost looks like it was recently restored.” The 17th century canvass is not back from the conservator’s studio. But, it does look especially...

Out of sight<br />In addition to its world-class art collection, Toledo Museum of Art is developing a reputation as a leader in energy efficiency All charged up<br />An electric car charging station under the 300 kW solar canopy at Toledo Museum of ArtPower player<br />TMA Facilities Director Paul Bernard and two of the museum's natural gas-fired micro turbines.Seeing is believing<br />Toledo has replaced almost all of its gallery lights, including these, with LED bulbs.

Why is CSU ditching its green roof? What Sewer District has in mind for 'greening' MLK site

Marc Lefkowitz  |  06/09/14 @ 12:00pm  |  Posted in Green buildings

A round up of news on green building, green infrastructure, and clean water issues in Northeast Ohio for this day, June 9, 2014

Gone green<br />Cleveland State University reportedly will not keep its green roofPop up over parking<br />Cleveland Warehouse District is looking for ideas for pop up retail in recycled shipping containers like these in New York's Dekalb market.

Save a Tiffany? Sure. The Breuer? That was different story.

Marc Lefkowitz  |  10/07/13 @ 2:15pm  |  Posted in Green buildings

The announcement last week that the Marriott, Heinen’s and luxury apartments are slated for three historic buildings being renovated at Cleveland’s East Ninth Street and Euclid Avenue reminds us to look back to 2007 when the former Cuyahoga County Commissioners purchased and then decided to tear them down.

Greening Modernism<br />The equivalent of thousands of gallons of gasoline will be saved as these buildings in Cleveland are reused.

Cleveland EcoVillage still provides an answer to sprawl

Marc Lefkowitz  |  09/26/13 @ 9:00am  |  Posted in Local food system, Green buildings, Transportation choices

Will Northeast Ohio choose more Ohio City and Shaker Squares or keep expanding highways and sprawling into the countryside?

Green and connected<br />The Cleveland EcoVillage town homes built in 2004 provide a model for green, transit-oriented development.

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