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Photovoltaic Costs Falling

Posted in Blog on Monday, September 26th, 2011 at 12:44 pm No Comments

Could the economies of scale finally be kicking in?

The average installed cost of residential and commercial PV systems completed in 2010 fell by roughly 17 percent from the year before, and by an additional 11 percent within the first six months of 2011.

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Fast Company talks LEED 2012

Posted in Blog on Monday, September 26th, 2011 at 11:57 am No Comments

Here’s a reasonably good article in Fast Company about LEED 2012, the next version of the rating system coming soon to a checklist near you. It’s an easy read and seems to get more things right than wrong. Once again, however, they single out…

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What is “Green” and why is it a good investment?

Posted in Blog on Monday, September 19th, 2011 at 6:30 pm No Comments

Even if you don’t believe in the green energy Holy Grail or the studies showing that jobs are being created with the government investment in green technologies, http://www.npr.org/2011/06/13/137141008/is-obamas-bet-on-green-jobs-risky , do not throw the green baby out with the green bath water.

“Green jobs”, “green energy”, “green transportation”, “green buildings”. …

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Clifton Hotel, The Greenest Hotel in Florida

Posted in Blog on Thursday, September 15th, 2011 at 11:18 am No Comments
Clifton Hotel, The Greenest Hotel in Florida

The Clifton Hotel in Miami Beach is one of our most recent projects to be certified by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for achieving LEED Gold for New Construction. The hotel, owned by Cambean Hospitality, is the first LEED certified building in the City…

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Spinnaker Group reaps awards at USGBC South Florida Gala Verde Awards

Posted in News on Sunday, August 28th, 2011 at 4:14 pm No Comments
Spinnaker Group reaps awards at USGBC South Florida Gala Verde Awards

On Saturday evening, August 28 the staff, their LEED projects and the company were recognized by the US Green Building Council South Florida at their Annual LEEDership and Green Building Awards. Five of the projects that the staff of The Spinnaker Group were involved in won first place in…

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