Do We Still Need LEED?

Think about the building you are sitting in right now. Do you know what’s in it? What materials were used to build it? What’s used to maintain and keep it clean? Would you be willing to wager that it was built exactly as it was designed? Recently there’s been a lot of discussion about how – Continue Reading

Highlighted Product: Sustainable Drywall Tape

Developers of sustainable products have been extremely innovative to help fill growing industry demand. One of our favorite new products is not only sustainable, it also completely changes the amortization schedule for construction, providing a huge tax advantage. Take for example a $50M building, the owner would be able to depreciate $13M over 5 years rather – Continue Reading

Greater green benefits

Potential energy savings just a slice of what better building can deliver. By Tiffany Wilmot When I ask my clients why they decided to build a high-performance, energy-efficient building, the normal answer is, “We want to save money and energy.” So imagine my surprise when Scott Strzinek, the Advisory Board Company’s manager of real estate – Continue Reading

Tiffany Wilmot and Justin Southwick licensed as USGBC Faculty

Tiffany Wilmot and Justin Southwick were named USGBC Faculty. Based on their experience in the green building industry, USGBC has licensed them to teach approved LEED curriculum. They will be teaching a variety of classes but most notably: •Green Building Basics and LEED •Understanding the Building Design + Construction LEED Rating Systems •Implementing the Building – Continue Reading

Sustaining Education for Green Building Professionals

The LEED Accredited Professional is an important credential to show technical knowledge of green building design, construction and operation. But is it enough? In 2009, the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) ruled that LEED APs and LEED Green Associates must complete continuing education in order to maintain their credentials. If you are a LEED AP – Continue Reading

Greenbuild 2011 Rocked!

Was it the bus lectures on the way to and from Toronto? Or perhaps it was the visits to Fallingwater and Kentucky Nob by architect Frank Lloyd Wright? It was certainly a keynote concert by Maroon 5. Everything about this year’s trip made GreenBuild rock! Wilmot Inc. was excited to lead a group of 20 – Continue Reading

Global Weather’s New Normal

Editor’s Note: This column was first published November 1st, 2011 “Global Weirding.” I’ll never forget the first time I heard the term. I was reading an article by Thomas Friedman of the New York Times and it was one of those moments that holds for a beat before the clock starts moving. Tick… pause. Friedman, – Continue Reading

Justin Southwick spends time “Across the Pond”

This summer, Justin Southwick was honored by being selected for Rotary International’s Group Study Exchange (GSE) program. The scholarship funded a month-long immersion program focused on cultural and vocational exchange. Hosted by northeast England’s Rotary District 1270, Justin’s itinerary included meetings and site visits with government officials, architects, builders, educators, and entreprenuers pursuing sustainable business – Continue Reading

5 Reasons to Green Your Business

It seems like everyone’s talking about going green lately, especially here in Tennessee, where jobs in our state’s emerging clean-energy industry grew more than seven times faster than the state’s overall jobs between 1998 and 2007. While going green can make an immediate impact on your business’ bottom line, the long-term benefits can reach even – Continue Reading