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Cat o’ Nine Tales

Corners Dressed to The Nines

I have been traveling more and more lately and have the opportunity to stay in number of hotels of various sizes, shapes and services. What started as a personal photography exercise quickly became material which could be compared/contrasted and  I thought I would make an interesting thread that spans a multitude of my experiences. From bland to boutique, every place I have stayed in has a story and hopefully I capture a bit of the spirit of each place so that one day you too might want to visit or steer clear of Hotel “X.”

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OHSU EcoRoofs

EcoRoofs and BiophiliaLast fall, I had the opportunity to study the new Oregon Health and Science University’s (OHSU) Health and Healing Center located in Portland, Oregon’s South Waterfront District. Our research project was to investigate different types of roofing used on the building. Our group focused specifically on the performance of the cool roof versus the ecoroof.

But that’s not the exciting part…

The exciting part is that our poster and brief abstract was accepted by the Solar 2009 conference committee. What does that mean? Well it means our team’s research is getting published!

Last year I was also published for the Solar 2008 conference in San Diego concerning our case study on escalator usage in your typical American mall and what that means in terms of energy and money. It is truly exciting and an honor to be invited back again this year to present our work to Buffalo, New York.

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