Archive | April, 2014

The Arch-MEP Saga 10 Years Later: A Personal Tirade

I started on my green building path in the 1990’s. Since then, the number one complaint I’ve heard is about the architect/MEP engineer deadlock. There is rarely an architecture firm that I talk to that is happy with the MEP engineers they are working with (in the context of sustainability) and very few MEP firms […]

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Putting the Management Back in Change Step 7: Leveraging Improvements and Producing Still More Change

In my series, “Putting the Management Back in Change,” I’ve been looking at what it really takes for companies to successfully institutionalize sustainability and truly be “green firms.” I’ve been using Harvard business guru John Kotter’s 8 step model for organizational change as a framework, but I use it to focus on sustainability initiatives. Previously, […]

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Diving Into Waters of the AIA 2013 Commitment

Guest Post by Amy Seif Hattan, Corporate Sustainability Officer and Wolfgang Werner, Vice President, Thornton Tomasetti In July 2010, our company became the first predominantly structural design firm to join the AIA 2030 Commitment, which supports the goal of carbon-neutral building by 2030. We joined the Commitment because we believe that buildings of the future […]

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