Author: Jim Schneider, LEED AP


  • Jim Schneider, LEED AP

    Jim Schneider, LEED AP, has worked in the design and construction industry for 20 years. He writes about architecture, sustainability and construction from Denver.

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decarbonization, clean electricity, electrification
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Decarbonization Depends on Renewable Energy and Electrified Buildings

It’s no secret a significant factor of tackling the climate challenge rests in the built environment. Buildings are massive consumers of energy and resources,... Read more.
historic windows, Albert Kahn Building, NSG Pilkington, Spacia
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Bronze Age: Modern Glass Performance Is Integrated with Art Deco Design via Original Ornate Bronze Window Frames in Detroit’s Albert Kahn Building

Situated about 3 miles north of downtown Detroit, the New Center Area Historic District is indeed steeped in civic and architectural history. It ascended during... Read more.
equity, diversity, inclusion
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The Design and Construction Industry Puts Growing Emphasis on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

According to a 2021 study by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the construction workforce is 87.9 percent white and 89 percent male. Just 9.9 percent of cons... Read more.
climate change mitigation, green building,
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What Progress Is the Design and Construction Industry Making toward Climate Change Mitigation Goals?

The idea of designing and constructing environmentally friendly buildings is not new. The so-called “green building” movement goes back as far as the 1960s ... Read more.
DensDeck, cover board,
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To Ensure a Building’s Roof Withstands Extreme Events, It Must Be Designed Better than Code and Be Built with Life Cycle Costs in Mind

Buildings are complex and expensive. Owners must weigh competing priorities and make decisions that serve the building’s long-term purpose and the immediate c... Read more.