A New Construction Company Bets on Artistic Sensibilities and Technology

A New Construction Company Bets on Artistic Sensibilities and Technology I was included with an article posted about some colleagues of mine in the Chestnut Hill Local, a Philadelphia area newspaper. The author wrote the story based on my friend, and president of the company, Michael Sebright, who believes that hiring educated and artistically inclined…

Whole-House Humidifier Benefits

Whole-House Humidifier Benefits An article by Aaron Crowe about the benefits of whole-house humidifiers for AOL Real Estate. Aaron included my thoughts on what a homeowner can expect when installing a humidifier on their forced air system.

Green Time Episode 101: Sustainable Steam Home Heating Systems

Recently, I visited Boston, MA to meet with inventor and home heating expert, Igor Zhadanovsky, to discuss how he is personally reinventing home steam heating systems. Igor installed the prototype system in his own house, which is now running at a 60% more efficient operation than his original system, which used heavy steel pipes and…

Converting Constant to Variable Volume

Converting Constant to Variable Volume After finding out my work had been profiled in a published case study for ACHR The News back in 2011 (1), I decided to reach out to see if they’d be interested in using some of my written work for their publication. They agreed to give me a shot! This…

Eco Property: Doing Well by Building Green Episode 01

This is the first full webisode for Eco Property. This is an example of a higher end project, which shows that the sky is the limit in terms of sustainable (green) building and innovation. The client’s house turned out to be a beautiful property, and even earned a LEED for Homes Platinum certification.

Eco Property: Episode 01 Trailer

A one minute trailer for my web-series, “Eco Property: Doing Well by Building Green.” The web-series is devoted to showing the public different levels of sustainable building to show that these products are easy to perform and are an affordable option for people looking to save money at home. The projects can vary from updating…

Making Ice House a Hot Property

Making Ice House a Hot Property This article was a case study on a LEED project we performed in the Fishtown section of Philadelphia for the The EnVision Group (1). The scope was to convert and old ice house (literally they sold blocks of ice) to a sustainable condominium complex, which earned a Gold certification….

Green Policies in Action

Green Policies in Action Lori Kasallis, a writer for the RSES Journal, gave us a nice plug in her expose on Green Innovation back in 2010. She directly quoted one of my previous articles on Indoor air quality “Green Building: The Inside Story (Benefits We Can Breathe In) (1). This is an important topic that…

Green Building: The Inside Story (Benefits We Can Breathe In)

Green Building: The Inside Story (Benefits We Can Breathe In) This article was co-written, by myself and a mentor, when I was the HVAC consultant on the first LEED certified project we performed back in 2009, earning a Silver certification. I concluded, after construction was finished, that indoor air quality was not only important for…