USGBC Tour Follow Up

dsc_0114We hosted the North Texas Chapter of the USGBC this morning in spite of what turned into an all-day rain storm.  About 60 folks showed up to hear a short talk from our architect, Kelly Mitchell, and our Landscape Designer, Jim Martinez.  I added a few words of my own.

There were lots and lots of questions ranging from how often we should seal our ipe wood deck to how much more did building a LEED home cost us.  I didn’t now the answer to the first question, but am all too keenly aware of the second.  Fortunately the guy we bought our ipe from was there and he told me that we should clean and re-seal the ipe every two years….good to know.

Robert will be posting photos from the event to the website gallery soon (I hope).

Side Note: Recycle Revolution

I attended the Dallas AIDS Arms LifeWalk last week.  One of the booths there was occupied by Recycle Revolution – a new company dedicated to helping out businesses (including apartment complexes) recycle.  Their handouts are informative and specific about what they can and cannot do (the website includes the same information).  I couldn’t find any information on pricing, but I’m sure they’d be more than willing to talk to you.  I’ve heard from several apartment dwelling friends who found it frustrating that they were left out of the recycling movement unless they were willing to haul their stuff to a city recycling site…which is totally inconvenient!

Let me know of other companies who provide this service.  And if you have first-hand knowledge, let me know how it’s worked out for you.

By the way, the logo attached to this post is the property of Recycle Revolution.