Being an Eco-Friendly spa I am constantly looking for ways to do good for our environment. Currently I pay my waste removal company for three different types of dumpsters. One for trash, one for paper and cardboard, and one for metal. It seems crazy that we have to pay extra to do the right thing. It's kind of like trying to eat right but at a higher cost.
On September 29, 2008 we hosted a ceremony at the spa to present those individuals who helped us with our "greening" efforts. The awards were presented by Mike Breslin from the City of Albany. The people who received a certificate for their collaborative efforts with our "greening" process included our architect Greg Sellman, Naomi Miller Lighting Design (whose knowledge of energy efficient lighting is simply remarkable), SAIC engineering firm, Chris Reher from NYSERDA,
Yesterday we received notification from the US Green Building Council that we have been approved for Gold LEED certification for New Construction. We are so pleased. We will be receiving a beautiful plaque from USGBC which we will display in our reception area. We did do a search and found that we are the FIRST Gold LEED certified spa in the country for New Construction. This has been a really long process and I
Just checked the LEED on line web page and the status of our project looks really good. Right now we have enough points approved to reach Gold Level! We are in line to be certified for New Construction. I can't tell you how happy I will be when this is officially awarded. As soon as it is made official, we will be the first NEW Construction Gold Level Spa in the Country! Wow! I
I recieved an email a few days ago letting us know the status of our LEED certification. Some of the points we applied for we did recieve and some needed additional clarification. We had to send it over to the electrical engineer who is working on the project. Many of the points in question pertained to the energy savings. This I feel is one of our strongest areas. We should be in good shape. After
We closed on the new Complexions building in November of 2007 and immediately began demolishing the existing building. Many - my sons especially - think of demolition as a super-fun activity. If only that were true with Green construction! Long story short - we had to be very very careful every step of the way. First and foremost, we had to have asbestos specially removed by an independent company. They had to have special
Image via Wikipedia While it did cost a bit more money on the front-end to make Complexions Spa an energy efficient facility, it appears more and more likely with each passing month that our year-over-year energy savings will take care of the initial investment far sooner than originally forecast. And that's with oil being sold at less than $50 per-barrel. I really can't wait to reach that milestone because after that, every single dollar
I began the project of building Complexions Green after going to a business meeting with my sister in law in Florida in May of 2006. When I returned, I discussed my ideas with my brother Tony who is a structural engineer. He was interested with the concept and knew just who to contact. My father has also been in construction for more than 40 years and knew the challenge that lay ahead. I didn''t