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Peggy Brennan

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How to Send Less to a Landfill by Keeping More in Your Building

(0) Comments | Posted January 10, 2012 | 4:54 PM

Our project, The Green Garage, took two years to plan and another two years of construction. One area requiring significant planning was deciding what to do with the existing materials in the building that were no longer needed.

In most construction projects, the first thing that appears...

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From Model Ts to Green Start-ups

(0) Comments | Posted November 16, 2011 | 11:00 PM

I'm sitting in a beautiful 1920s-era building in Midtown Detroit, a former Model T showroom, that two years ago was an unsightly warehouse. In two years' time it has been transformed into a net-zero energy building that houses green start-up businesses. I'm in a small meeting room that's filled with...

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