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The Sound of Ideas

Building Lean and Green

Posted Tuesday, February 1, 2011

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A furnace-free home in frigid Northeast Ohio? It's not just a fantastic possibility, construction is already underway! So when do the rest of us get such futuristic homes? For some in northeast Ohio, green building is not a thing of the future, it’s happening how. We’ll hear how local enterprises are putting conservation practices to actual use in places as varied as a former Bedford brownfield to the bucolic campus of Oberlin College. Understanding and using the newest energy-saving technologies Tuesday morning at 9:00 on 90.3.

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Nordson Corp's new home in Westlake. Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies, Oberlin College The solar array at Hull-Bedford Drawing: Smart Home, Cleveland Museum of Natural History

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Community/Human Interest, Energy, Environment, Housing/Real Estate, Technology

Guests

John Petersen, PhD, associate professor, environmental studies, Oberlin College
Scott Wilburn, spokesman, Nordson Corporation
Steve Giles, energy market leader, Hull & Associates
David Beach, GreenCityBlueLake, Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Additional Information

More information on green buildings at Oberlin College
“Early Adopter” by John E. Petersen, PhD (PDF)

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