Still another test

June 6, 2011

Tweet Still another test.  WordPress -> Twitter -> Facebook.  Let’s see if everyone is holding hands this time.

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Another test

June 6, 2011

Tweet Another test WP -> Twtr

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new test

June 6, 2011

Tweet new WP to Twt test

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TwitterTest

June 5, 2011

Tweet This is a test blogpost to see if it tweets automatically.

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Rudolf Schindler house, Los Angeles

June 1, 2011

Tweet Visit to the Rudolf Schindler house this past Sunday. The garden and house are hidden from the street by a hedge of bamboo. The house itself is like a garden pavilion, very lightly built, surprisingly with many openings visible between interior and exterior – the shell of the building is barely a weather barrier, […]

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Understanding green building rating systems

May 15, 2011

Tweet Design professionals in the United States and elsewhere must understand the overall organization of the various green building rating systems as well as the intents, requirements, and suggested techniques of a system’s specific provisions.  For each project that applies a green building rating system design professionals must bring appropriate approaches and practical measures to […]

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Sustainable architectural design and construction

May 15, 2011

Tweet Sustainable architectural design and construction increasingly represents the core of high quality architectural design among design professionals and the general public.  In the United States LEED and other green building rating systems now represent to many developers, owners, professionals designers, regulatory agencies, and others the minimum standard for sustainable architectural design and construction.

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Green building standards in Marin Co, CA

July 22, 2010

Tweet All municipalities and the County of Marin, California are coordinating a *single* set of green building standards for residential and non-res construction, both new and renovation.  for residential the standard is based on Build It Green single and multifamily guidelines.  For non-residential the standard is based on LEED New Construction or Existing Building Operations and […]

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Sketchup in landscape design

July 8, 2010

Tweet Sketchup is a “Powerful, easy-to-learn 3D modeling program. Download your copy, free.” Says Google.  More at:  sketchup.google.com About 90% of the work I do with Sketchup involves importing material from AutoCAD.  Specifically contours, property lines, road and path alignments, and the like.  Key to success with Sketchup for landscape is to make sure that […]

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Landscape bloopers

July 7, 2010

Tweet Excellent post by Andrew Spiering and great comment followup at Land8Lounge on bike racks installed in difficult location for cyclists perhaps only to meet a code requirement perhaps only to get a LEED / green building rating system credit or point to prevent tripping on steps (nothing to do with bicycle use) to prevent […]

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