What is post-occupancy evaluation? Post-occupancy evaluations (POE) use occupant feedback to systematically assess indoor environmental quality (IEQ) factors that impact occupant satisfaction, health, and productivity.
Attending conferences like the U.S. Green Building Council’s Greenbuild is one of my favorite ways to stay inspired and connected to a broader design discourse.
In 2007, Minnesota law established a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from 2005 levels by at least 80% before 2050. To date, LHB’s projects
With an increasing demand to use materials with positive human health and environmental impacts, this post highlights issues related to specifying new materials while minimizing
On my drive home from work the other night, highway congestion slowed me down to a crawl. My smart phone chimed in, “You’re on the
Time with LHB: 2.5 years What’s your favorite LHB project? My favorite project was the Impacts of Office Plug Load Reduction Strategies study which researched
Time with LHB: I started in June of 2016. What’s your favorite LHB project? The LoGoPEP Wedge Diagram Tool where I programmed the software and
I represented LHB at the 12th Passive House Institute U.S. (PHIUS) 2017 Conference in Seattle, Washington. PHIUS is taking significant steps to change the conversation
In the last few years, the conversation about clean energy has moved away from illusions, to realistic alternatives that can be economically and socially sound.
Over the past two plus years I have felt privileged to work closely with the Minneapolis Convention Center (MCC) – leading their facilities and management
Time with LHB: 13 years What’s your favorite LHB project you’ve worked on? Carleton College’s Cassat and James Residence Halls. Carleton is in my home
Preservation of existing structures through adaptive re-use is one of LHB Housing Studio Leader Kim Bretheim’s areas of expertise. Kim’s ability to walk into a
David is the Mechanical Lead at LHB and has 32 years of mechanical design experience. His duties include overseeing design and specification of building MEP
Last May, with strong advocacy from local youth, St. Louis Park passed a climate inheritance resolution that documents the city’s commitment to create a climate
The Sustainable Sites Initiative or SITES v2 (SITES) is a relatively new rating system offered by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), the same institution that
I had the opportunity to attend the National Adaptation Forum in St. Paul in May, and it made a big impression on me. My life’s
Troy Miller is an Education Focus Leader at LHB and a professional architect with over 20 years of experience. His experiences and knowledge have allowed
On May 3rd, USGBC Minnesota’s IMPACT 2017 conference gathered local sustainability leaders for a day of inspiration and knowledge sharing. In the opening keynote, U.S.
Time with LHB: Almost three years (three years in June) What’s your favorite LHB project you’ve worked on? Industrial Louvers, because I get to leverage my expertise
Kim Bretheim is the Housing Focus Leader at LHB and a professional architect with over 35 years of experience. Kim is committed to sustainable and