Monthly Archives: November 2014

Start Somewhere

This week was focused on LEED, which is the topic I have been waiting on all semester. I was not happy with how the week ended with the discussion about LEED. The film we watched and some of the students … Continue reading

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Take the LEED

This past week in Sustainability has been insightful as I have obtained new knowledge of LEED. We watched the Greening of Southie based in South Boston. The movie was about creating an environmentally friendly, sustainable design for a condo complex. … Continue reading

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Today’s Guessing Game

In today’s society it’s hard enough to trust what you hear from media outlets and the government and after Tuesday’s class I will be even more skeptical about the products I purchase and use. We learned about eco-labelling and environmental … Continue reading

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Don’t LEED me on!

The entire thought process of last week totally came as a shock to me. From the reading by Koszewksa, I became well aware that the labeling was a far bigger issue than I could have ever realized. I believe there … Continue reading

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Do You Need To LEED?

This week in class was weighted towards the discussion of LEED. The Interior Designer readings and the documentary watched in class focused on the assessment and criteria for sustainability in our field. Although I did not have an “epiphany” for … Continue reading

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Welp, that’s…great

SoOoOooo, After this weeks reading, movie, and discussion–I got the hint that the LEED rating system is being questioned. Not that I am upset due to the suspicions, but more so that I spent the little bit of the time I … Continue reading

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Label Liars

This week was all about labeling. On Tuesday we read an article entitled Social and Eco-Labeling of Textile and Clothing Goods as Means of Commination and Product Differentiation. The article discussed the strengths and weakness of eco labeling. I found … Continue reading

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To LEED or Not to LEED

The Greening of Southie was an opportunity to learn about Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), but LEED itself is kind of a disappointment. It is an expensive, time consuming documentation process that can earn a building the prize … Continue reading

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Eco Shmeeko… What to Believe.

This week we learned about labels and certifications. We debated the relevance of each in the sustainable eye. In our reading, Social and Eco Labeling of Textile and Clothing Products, they stated that studies showed people would be more persuaded … Continue reading

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MisLEEDing…

I did have an epiphany this week, but it was more of a realization that not all organizations and programs that aim towards sustainability are really achieving a sustainable lifestyle; they might actually be contributing to waste and an unsustainable … Continue reading

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