Monthly Archives: June 2013
It is time to solve hunger worldwide, through creating local food abundance…. Anyone can do it, once you learn how.
A beautiful video that I came across where we can learn on how to promote our local farmers within our community.
It benefits the community by bringing freshly grown organic produce, encourage community spirit and it creates a bond between the farmers and the local people.
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Hey there I have attached a copy of my final presentation
I am discussing 2 organizations that I am extremely passionate about, and The Village of Shorewood WI. A municipality that really gave me an understanding of what an eco municipality is.
I am sooo soo sorry that you can barely hear the narration of this presentation, I tried several different ways to record this and it seemed this was the loudest it was going to get.
Here’s My Brain Dump:
This year I have had the hardest time trying to figure out exactly what I was going to do with all this information I have squeezed into my head, and I have decided that I am going to spend a lot of time working with Habitat for Humanities and the Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce, I have also decided to go ahead and train to be a General Appraiser, and of course my Chefs Garden. I recently placed a bid for an abandoned lot in East Dallas (Joppa or “Joppy”) so if all goes well it will be the home to the new Chefs Garden.
So defiantly look forward to upcoming posts involving projects going on within these organizations.
University of Texas – Health Science Center
The CBH building on campus utilizes an HVAC mechanical system that incorporates four 60,000 cfm air handling units and a cooling capacity of 1750 tons. Until early 2012, the condensate from these units would drain into the sewer. Facilities Management installed an air handling unit (AHU) condensate catch tank and pumping system in order to reuse the water.
Tour: Chad Giese – MHB (Plantation Homes)
Energy Efficient Residential Community
6005 Westgate Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76179
- High efficiency energy saving gas water heater(s)
- State-of-the-art Vanguard Manabloc Plumbing System® which is more energy efficient and results in reduced maintenance and greater reliability
- Zurn Pex® plumbing system maintains water quality, is more energy efficient and results in reduced maintenance and greater reliability
- Attractive, designer beige, double-pane, low-e windows provide energy efficiency and lower utility costs
- 16 SEER high efficiency air conditioning system(s)
- A carbon monoxide detector is installed for added peace of mind (designated areas)
- Balanced air pressure which comes from jump ducts, returns or transfer grills allows the HVAC system to function at peak efficiency
- Dual or zoned A/C system (per plan)
- Energy Star rated programmable thermostats
- Filtered, fresh air intake ventilator system provides fresh air into the home refreshing old, stale air
- Exhaust fan in all baths
- High performance media air filter cleans air more efficiently than standard fiber filters
- R-22 insulation in non-flat ceiling areas
- R-38 fiberglass insulation in air conditioned flat ceilings
- Radiant barrier roof decking in the attic drastically lowers attic temperature reducing heat being transferred into the home and extending air conditioner life
- Satin nickel finish on ceiling fans
- Superior quality reversible ceiling fan with light kit in family room
- Triple barrier air infiltration system stops air leakage in the home and helps reduce utility bills
- Eco-Smart homes in 100% compliance with the standards mandated by the Green Built Texas initiative to improve energy efficiency and protect the environment
- Homes certified to meet the LEED for Homes program guidelines ensures our Eco Smart homes will provide a cleaner, healthier and more cost efficient home to operate and maintain, plus the homes are independently inspected for performance
- Homes built to meet stringent Energy Star® requirements
- We performance test every home for air leakage
- R-15 insulation in exterior air conditioned walls
What a super busy day today, I just had an opportunity to sit in on a presentation with Suzanne Yowell – Partners for Sacred Places …. This was just absolutely brilliant organization focused on the financial management of sacred places particularly churches, and paring these churches with nonprofit organizations for space share partnerships to help that are having financial difficulties sustaining themselves.
They typically work with historic churches or churches 50 years or older
They typically pare the churches with other non profit organisations, non profit business, medical offices ect.
Congregations are typically reluctant to open their doors to non related organizations or non profit business, This is normally do to the church needing to maintain their reputation. Even though any visitor to the Church is a potential member, and these partnerships can lead to positive marketing for churches in financial crisis.
This morning I got a chance to visit with Shannon Cate, about the improvement being done along the Trinity River.
Planning and Development Manager
Tarleton State University, Stephenville, Texas, Bachelors of Business Administration Degree: Marketing Major (May, 2002)
Three bridges will span the bypass channel providing vehicles and pedestrians with access between Uptown and Northside neighborhoods.
1.5-mile-long bypass channel will be constructed to redirect flood waters around the low lying area to the north of downtown.
- Because the bypass channel will be carrying water so quickly in times of flooding, areas where water can be stored before moving downstream will be critical. This is where valley storage comes into play. Valley storage is constructed to hold various amounts of water for short periods of time while river levels regulate after a flood.
- Three flood gates will be installed at the portions of the river where the bypass channel and the original river intersect. These gates will remain open at most times, but can be shut during high water events – forcing water through the bypass channel.
- A dam will be put in place near Samuels Ave. keeping the upstream water at a constant level at all times. The dam will also have a channel lock component allowing boats to travel from Marine Creek in the Stockyards all the way to Trinity Park!