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Museum hears inspired ideas from its architect at Building with nature symposium

Green City Blue Lake - Thu, 10/18/2012 - 13:10

"We want a building that itself embodies how we can live in the future, in a highly sustainable way," Cleveland Museum of Natural History Director Evalyn Gates explained to 450 attendees the purpose of the museum's Building with Nature symposium, a free and open to the public event at the museum today. "Our experience with the SmartHome showed us that we want a (new) building that cost less to operate and maintain and will inspire all of us about how we live on this planet."

To inspire the museum to reach for the stars, Dr. Gates, an astrophysicist, and GreenCityBlueLake Institute Director David Beach assembled a high wattage panel—from the designer of literally the world's greenest building to the country's foremost experts on energy who figured out how to green the renovation of the Empire State Building. These are big thinkers but also the 'do-ers' -- practitioners who have faced skepticism and long odds and in the end broke new ground for all of us. That list started with Curtis Fentress whose firm is the architect of record for the Museum's proposed redevelopment and addition.

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Categories: NEO Environment

Case Western Reserve University Joins Gig.U

Bytes From Lev - Wed, 07/27/2011 - 09:37
Why is Case Western Reserve University supporting Gig.U? Universities have a critical role to play in the R&D efforts of... lsg8 http://blog.case.edu/lsg8/ lev.gonick@case.edu
Categories: NEO Blogs

Predicting Microformats/RDFa's Future

Jeremy Smith's blog - Thu, 05/14/2009 - 08:00
I have no comment on this. I just wanted a placeholder to mark the date. From Sam Ruby: Microdata: [Microformats...

Available Toolset Assumptions

Jeremy Smith's blog - Thu, 05/14/2009 - 08:00
Flash vs. Silverlight: What Suits Your Needs Best?: You're doin' it wrong...

Competing with the Internet (Don't)

Jeremy Smith's blog - Thu, 05/14/2009 - 08:00
What we [Google] talk about when we talk about cloud computing tl;dr version: Don't compete against the Internet or Why...