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Key Bank invests in GHG reductions, Case toward carbon neutrality

Marc Lefkowitz  |  10/09/15 @ 3:00pm  |  Posted in Clean energy, Green buildings

Publicly traded banking giant, Key, and the namesake of Cleveland’s University Circle, Case Western Reserve University, are adding significant pieces to their sustainability portfolio at a time when “corporate responsibility” has taken on greater visibility, from the classroom to the boardroom.

<br />Case campus with wind turbine and coal-fired power plant in foreground.<br />Motorcars Honda received a $1.6 million loan from Key Bank for this 335-Kw solar canopy at their Cleveland Heights dealership.

Euclid Avenue is Cleveland's Top Green Building Corridor

Marc Lefkowitz  |  03/11/15 @ 1:00pm  |  Posted in Green buildings

Much has been made about the $4 billion of new development that the $220 million Euclid Corridor Transportation Project (ECTP) has leveraged. But little is known about the type of building work that has come on line since 2008.

Green Corridor<br />Uptown, one of 22 LEED certified or registered buildings in the Euclid Corridor, Cleveland.

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.

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