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Beginning My Journey to Sustainability

Beginning My Journey to Sustainability

Posted by on Sep 10, 2015 in About HDG, Sustainability

Born in the waning years of the Baby Boom and growing up during the oil embargo of the 1970’s; I witnessed the long lines at the gas pumps and instances of the subsequent violence stemming from the fear. So, if asked I would have told you that transportation was the sector that consumed the largest amount of energy and emitted the most carbon in the...

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What Is Sustainability And Why Does It Matter?

What Is Sustainability And Why Does It Matter?

Posted by on Feb 20, 2013 in Sustainability

What is sustainability? Why does it matter? Over the course of the next few weeks we will explore the definitions and principles of sustainability, the difference between green building and sustainability and explore the rating systems of sustainable buildings. This series of blog posts coincide with my course work for a Master’s in Sustainable...

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4 Questions to Ask Your Tallahassee Architect about Green Building Products

4 Questions to Ask Your Tallahassee Architect about Green Building Products

Posted by on Oct 4, 2012 in Design Tools and Resources, Sustainability

Green building and sustainability are keywords you probably hear on a weekly basis. Journalists look into the sustainable practices of corporations, cities create communities based on the principles of green living and architects like us embrace the opportunity to design buildings and living spaces that preserve and protect natural resources. We want to...

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Trends in Green Building…And The Ones That Make Sense

Trends in Green Building…And The Ones That Make Sense

Posted by on Aug 30, 2012 in Design Tools and Resources, Home Page, Sustainability

Many questions that come from our clients revolve around green building trends. Are the savings there when you take time and effort to design an efficient building? What are the annual savings of an efficiently designed building? Is this green building trend just that…a fleeting trend? Or are these environmently friendly design and construction...

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It is HOT in Tallahassee – Get Your Home Ready for Summer with these 6 Tips

Posted by on Jul 14, 2011 in Sustainability

We may be architects and prefer to sketch and design and watch our visions come to life…but it is hot and we want to cool off…so here are some things we think will help us all stay cooler in our homes and offices this summer. 1. Change Your Air Filter – this makes your air cleaner and it circulates easier meaning smaller power bill and cooler...

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7 Money Saving Reasons to Build a Sustainable Home

Posted by on Jul 7, 2011 in Architecture and Design Trends, Sustainability

Reduce Future Maintenance – the majority of sustainable products are much stronger and durable than traditional materials – this means more time enjoying your home and less time fixing it down the road! Reduce Waste in the Building Process – have you ever driven by a construction site that didn’t have a giant pile of garbage and wasted materials?...

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