April 19, 2012 @ 11:28 AM
The next time you hear somebody whine about government ineptitude have them run not walk to the Minneapolis Public Works Facility @ 26th and Hiawatha. The site started as an isolation facility for sick City horses a century ago. It had an asphalt plant belching forth. The once 18 buildings have been reduced to two. During the renovation and building 90% of demolition material was recycled. There are 78 wells which are part of a geothermal heating and cooling system. During the lifetime of the facility it'll use 60% less energy than a comparable one built simply to Code.
They reused part of the paving plant raw material storage for on-site treating of rainwater. The .........
April 5, 2012 @ 9:22 AM
Given that National news is nothing but slow motion suicide I rejoice in small scale triumphs by the good citizens of this land. Yesterday I was on the phone with Nancy Oden of Jonesport, Maine. She was telling me of the Pleasant River Waste Disposal District. It's a cooperative venture between six towns in Downeast Maine to deal with trash. They have a transfer station where townsfolk and haulers can bring their trash. There're places for recycling almost everything. The company that runs it even dismantles bed box springs to recycle the metal springs. But it gets even better. They also have a small space called 'Too Good To Toss'. It has all manner of stuff that.........
April 1, 2012 @ 12:48 PM
Working on a business plan called Studio Rebus Incorporated 2.0
As I typed it occurred all the dots are on the website, but the lines connecting them are pretty faint if not non-existent. So. Coming soon will be a map that walks prospective clients through the design-build process. Here's a few suggestions. Start with our page 'Price Tags' to get oriented in the marketplace. Then attend a free 'Monthly Planning Workshop'. Somewhere in here, read page 'What we do'. It lays out the process. Download the graphic from 'Budget Woes' to learn about a well known problem and possible solution.