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THE GREEN BUILDING RADIO HOUR
from USGBC Louisiana and
Focused on green building news and issues in our area, The Green Building Hour brings you information on LEED and the innovative green building strategies moving Louisiana forward. We feature the work of local design professionals and environmental leaders, as well as keep you up to date on chapter events and community activities.
Green Building Radio Hour 2015 Podcasts. Click on the date to listen.
With family and friends headed our way for the holidays, why not visit some great outdoor spots in our area? Enjoy the fresh air and some natural habitat unique to South Louisiana and learn about what is being done to preserve it. We’re talking to John Fallon with the GULF program about sustainable fishing, Amanda Moore with the National Wildlife Federation about two hot spots to see swamp critters, and Meg Adams with City Park.
November 14, 2015
Building Resiliency on the Gulf Coast
The Gulf Coast doesn’t end at the Louisiana-Mississippi border. We host guests John Anderson (Principal Unabridged Architecture in Bay St. Louis, MS), Sally Zahner (Chair of USGBC Mississippi & architect at Shafer Architecture, Columbia, MS), and David Perkes (Director of Gulf Coast Community Design Studio, Biloxi, MS) to discuss what is happening across Mississippi and to discuss how they are approaching resiliency and reducing our exposure to future risks.
We’re discussing what corporate sustainability means to Parish Beer, Louisiana Spirits (Bayou Rum), and Tabasco and how these three Louisiana companies are trying to reduce their impact on our environment. Hear how the Parish Beer’s popular Canebreak brew has fueled the company’s quick rise to the top of the local brewing scene. We talk to John Simmons, the great-great-great grandson of Edmond McIlhenny about how the family tradition includes a commitment to Louisiana’s diminishing wetlands.
September 12, 2015
Remembering Katrina Part 2: Ten Years After the Storm
What has changed about the way we build houses and buildings ten years after Hurricane Katrina? We explore that question with guests, Prisca Weems (City of New Orleans), Paula Peer (Trapolin Peer Architects) and John Anderson (Unabridged Architecture). Hear about how these business owners responded to the storm and how decisions made 10 years ago affect the way we build today. We will discuss how building codes, historic preservation efforts, and environmental and culture awareness have contributed to rebuilding the places we call home.
Description is: It has been a decade since Hurricane Katrina changed our lives forever. Join us when we talk to Lt. General Russel Honore’, Commander of Joint Task Force Katrina. Hear how his experiences following the hurricane convinced this seasoned disaster responder that making Louisiana a greener, more sustainable state was destined to be his next mission.
We will also talk to Mary Beth Romig, Communications Director for NORA and the New Olean’s Resilience Team, and Nicole Ferrini, Chief Resilience Officer for San Antonio about how we can be bettered prepared for the shocks and stressors we will face in the future.
Benchmarking -- A Tool Driving Energy Efficiency
On this week’s show we discuss a measure from the 2015 Legislative Session, House Concurrent Resolution 213, encouraging all state owned and operated buildings to benchmark energy usage. We will discuss benchmarking as an energy efficiency tool, what it is, the process of developing benchmarking policies, and what can be learned from the collected data. We will look at benchmarking efforts in New Orleans and hear from a national policy maker about what is happening around the country. Our guests will be State Representative Stephen Ortego, Architect Jacob Dunn with Eskew+Dumez+Ripple, and Julie Hughes, Policy Director from the Institute for Market Transformation in Washington, DC.
The world is changing at a rapid pace. Every day, the news brings a new call to action. How will Louisiana tackle the environmental, economic, and social challenges ahead? We will be talking to Geoff Gjertson, Professor of Architecture at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette about how the ULL experience is giving students real world green building experience. He will be joined by Gretchen Vanicor, a graduate of the ULL Architecture School and ULL's first Director of Sustainability. Casius Pealer, Director of Tulane's Master of Sustainable Real Estate Development Program, will share that program's mission and how their graduates are driving innovation and change across the country. MSRED graduate, Tyler Antrup will discuss his new position as Senior Stormwater Planner for the City of New Orleans.
Green Schools are the cornerstones of healthy, vibrant communities. And every child deserves to go to a school that enhances their learning experiences. WHERE WE LEARN MATTERS. We are celebrating USGBC Louisiana's Green Schools Challenge Award Winning Schools and talking to National experts about just how important green schools are. We are joined by Erin Ryerson our Green Schools Committee Chair, Hammond Junior High teacher Alicia Deffes, and Elizabeth Dyer, an architect and Green Schools Mentor. We will also welcome Dr. Jennifer Seydel, Executive Director of the Green Schools National Network , and Emily Riordan with the USGBC Center for Green Schools.
Restoring Louisiana’s Coast
Billions of dollars have been spent rebuilding our coastline and making it more resilient. A healthy cost is critical to the sustainability of communities across the state. We will explore both environmental and human resiliency and talk about what decision makers need to know to build a stronger future. We are talking to Scott Kirkpatrick of The Coast Builders Coalition, Camille Manning Broome with the Center for Planning Excellence, and Robin Barnes from GNO, Inc. We will discuss the very recent study released by CPEX, The View from the Coast.
We're exploring Louisiana's growing green economy with Chris Schmidt from LSU's Division of Economic Development, Scott Poole, Chairman of Louisiana's Forestry Commission, Joey Ruiz with Citadel Builders, and Scott Kirkpatrick of the Coast Builders Coalition. Hosted by Andrew Liles and Shannon Stage.
Happy Mardi Gras! Joining today's show will be Craig Johnson with Krewe du Vieux, Matt Hedrick with the Krewe of Endymion, and Nicole Blair with ARC of Greater New Orleans. We will hear how krewes are making efforts to be more sustainable and how ARC is providing its clients with working wages recycling Mardi Gras beads. Hosted by Andrew Liles and Shannon Stage.
It's Cut Your Energy Costs Day! We're talking to Alex Scott Senior Program Director, CLEAResult New Orleans. Alex will be talking about the EnergySmart program and the tax incentives available for homeowner to make energy efficiency upgrades to their homes. Hosted by Andrew Liles and Shannon Stage.
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