Sustainability

Hotels Go Green: Sustainable Design in Hospitality

Hotels

Major hotel brands are increasing their commitment to sustainable practices as going green is becoming more and more important to travelers. In fact, 62% of travelers often consider the environment when choosing hotels, transportation, and meals, and 69% say that they plan to make even more eco-friendly choices in the next 12 months. As guest […]

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Unique Conditions Make Way for Successful LEED Projects

Unique

As we gain more experience with projects designed according to the U.S. Green Building Council’s requirements for LEED certification, we thought it would be beneficial to share some unique features, challenges and client requests that we have recently encountered. The following are a variety of intended results and solutions. Jordan Valley Maintenance Facility (pictured above) […]

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Innovative Science Lab Designed for Student Achievement

Innovative

Located on the Missouri State University Campus in Springfield, the Greenwood Lab School Science Scholars’ Addition opened for classes on January 17. Greenwood students have a history of excellence in science and many go on to have careers in science-related fields. A new science wing has been a long-term dream for the school. The project […]

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Time Has Arrived To Travel A Greener Way

Featured in the August 25, 2010 Springfield News-Leader Have you ever considered leaving your car at home for a day? A week or more? Then you think, it’s too much of a hassle, or it will take more time. It’s raining, it’s too hot, it’s too cold. You don’t have the right bike. Or it’s […]

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Everyday “Green” Building

by Geoffrey Butler, AIA

It really is not rocket science, and it doesn’t take an “expert” and a lot of fees to do good green building everyday. It only takes people interested and knowledgeable in sustainable construction. We recently completed an addition and remodeling of a 1980’s home in Oak Knoll Subdivision (in Springfield, MO) with my son, Sam […]

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Mr. Butler Goes to Paris – Part V

by Geoffrey Butler, AIA

Random Observations I am back home now. Exhausting trip. Three days traveling and only two days there. I would not recommend that schedule for anyone. The jet lag both ways messes you up and you can’t get sleep when you need to. Here are some random observations I made throughout the trip: It must be […]

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Video Blog on Paris Green Summit

by Geoffrey Butler, AIA

Experts all over the world recently converged on Paris, France at a Green Summit to discuss wind, water and air quality and the effect global warming is having on all of us. Geoffrey Butler, CEO of Butler, Rosenbury & Partners attended the conference. He delivered a paper on his approach to the emerging trends in […]

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Mr. Butler Goes to Paris – Part IV

by Geoffrey Butler, AIA

Saturday – On to Central Paris After a busy day and a half in Enghien, it was time to go to Central Paris.  I have a niece who lives and works in Paris.  Lauren came over to study during college and loved it so much she got a job there and stayed.  Initially she worked […]

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Mr. Butler Goes To Paris – Part III

by Geoffrey Butler, AIA

Presentation Day – Friday, November 20, 2009 I had an interesting dinner Thursday night. Gordon Schultz from Wichita is here to speak about the Greensburg, KS rebuilding with LEED experience. Robert I. Bell, the Chairman of the Dept. of Economics at Brooklyn College (he wrote a book called The Green Bubble) was here as well. We go […]

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Mr. Butler Goes to Paris – Part II

by Geoffrey Butler, AIA

More travel insights… I got settled in and then decided to go out and explore a bit. The three star Hotel I am staying at, Hotel Du Lac, is right next door to the Civic Center. There is a four star hotel on the other side of the Convention Center – the Hotel Grand Barriere. These buildings front […]

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