Tag Archives: John Carmody

Monday Minute, March 26, 2012: Investments, Excellence, and the 2012 Pulse Survey

Dear Colleagues, Thanks to everyone who submitted a proposal for the college-wide research and outreach RFP. With approximately $180,000 budgeted, we had over $660,000 worth of excellent ideas, and we have decided to move forward with the following in no particular order: John Comazzi – Summer Design Lab for Educators Barry Kudrowitz – Design and Food Marilyn Bruin – Understanding Families in Net-Zero Housing Abimbola Asoojo – Diversity and Design William Weber, Rich Strong – Integrating Sustainable Design Research, Outreach and Education David Pitt – Computer Programming Support for Use of GeoDesign Technology in Advancing Multifunctional Landscape Planning John Carmody – Renewing the Center for Sustainable Building Research Marilyn DeLong – Redefining, Redesigning Fashion Speaking of excellence, Interior Design had…

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Carmody and Haglund's Green Product Selection Tool noted in FacilityBlog

The Green Product Selection Tool, created by John Carmody and Kerry Haglund (both Center for Sustainable Building Research), and adopted by Wausau Window and Wall Systems, is noted in a December 2, 2010 article on FacilityBlog. Users of the tool can view performance data of Wausau products in eight cities — Minneapolis, Boston, Washington DC, Atlanta, Miami, Houston, Phoenix, and Las Vegas — on annual energy, peak demand, carbon emissions, daylight, glare, condensation, and cost savings.

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Carmody and Strong awarded for work on green building policy by City of Saint Paul

John Carmody and Rich Strong (both Center for Sustainable Building Research) were recognized by the City of Saint Paul for their work on green building policy. Carmody and Strong were part of a two-year public and private sector collaboration and were among those receiving the 2010 Sustainable Saint Paul Award in the Public/Private Initiative Award category. Carmody and Strong helped craft the City of Saint Paul Sustainable Building Policy in 2009. The policy supports cost efficient sustainable energy “green building” guidelines included in projects where city investment are made.

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Carmody cited in Atlantic article about underground Kansas City

John Carmody (Center for Sustainable Building Research) is cited in “SubTropolis, USA” by Steve Nadis for the Atlantic. The article takes a look at SubTropolis, an enterprise zone where more than 50 Kansas City businesses have a presence underneath city amusement parks. “With five million square feet of leased warehouse, light-industry, and office space, and a network of more than two miles of rail lines and six miles of roads, SubTropolis is the world’s largest underground business complex–and one of eight or so in the area,” writes Nadis.

Nadis cites Carmody as saying that “because no trees or other plants need to be cut, nor wetlands filled, to make way for commerce or industry, a business’s environmental impact can be smaller.” Carmody tells Nadis, “by putting more resources underground, you can preserve surface land and make a denser city.”

Update: May 3, 2010: Updated to reflect Nadis article was originally published in the Atlantic. The Nadis article was republished by Urban Transport.

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