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SYNERGY’S COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE BRINGS GOLD (X3) IN DALLAS

By | Thursday, November 21, 2013|, |

For the second consecutive year, Synergy Corporate Housing has received three Gold Supplier Excellence Awards at the Cartus Global Network Conference recently held in Dallas, Texas. Denise D’Mello, Director of Global Solutions & Susan Becker, Director of Business Development, with the awards Synergy won at the Global Network Conference Oct 21-23 “We are [...]

PROGRESS CONTINUES ON CHULA VISTA BAYFRONT MASTER PLAN ALONG SAN DIEGO BAY

By | Wednesday, November 20, 2013|, |

More than 100 people gathered on Wednesday, November 13, 2013, at Chula Vista California’s bayfront to kick off the long-awaited H Street Extension Project. The surface street extension, which will take approximately one year to complete, will create a gateway directly off Interstate 5 to a revitalized waterfront envisioned under the Chula Vista Bayfront Master [...]

LET THERE BE LIGHT

By | Tuesday, November 19, 2013|, |

Lighting Big Box Stores Naturally When visiting a retail store, customers are looking for a pleasant shopping experience. They want to look vibrant in the clothing and cosmetics sections, they want the produce to look fresh and delicious, and they want to be able to find what they are looking for. Lighting products attractively and [...]

UNDERGROUND ELEPHANT’S LATEST COMMUNITY PROJECT: AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR VETERANS

By | Tuesday, October 22, 2013|, , , |

Underground Elephant’s most recent community project was in Lakeside, where it teamed up with San Diego Habitat for Humanity (SDHFH) to build 4 townhomes “for affordable homeownership by disabled veterans and their families.” “Our employees are committed to giving back, and are dedicated to volunteering our time to great organizations such as Habitat for Humanity,” [...]

CONFESSIONS OF A SOLAR DECATHLON ARCHITECTURE JUROR

By | Friday, October 18, 2013|, |

Great architecture has never been about winning; inspiration is a fickle flame, and does not necessarily rise from the competition around you. Architects pour their souls into their art, and are more interested in a conversation about ideas than a medal. I’ve had my doubts that competition is a good way to generate wonderful designs, [...]

WORLD LED RECORD SET BY DOMINO’S PIZZA

By | Tuesday, October 8, 2013||

When you think of energy efficiency or green lighting, Domino’s Pizza is probably not what comes to mind. But Domino’s has actually now set the world record for “the most energy efficient restaurant lighting retrofit.” The Domino’s restaurant that set the record is located at 28 West Blackwell Street in Dover, NJ. “We have many ‘firsts’ across the public and [...]

THE MIRCO(GRID) TO THE MACROCHALLENGE OF CLIMATE CHANGE

By | Friday, October 4, 2013|, , , |

“We have met the enemy and he is us.” So said the long-running American comic strip Pogo in a 1970 Earth Day poster about pollution. Late last week, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the world’s most respected scientific authority on the climate change topic, said much the same thing. The group released its highly anticipated Fifth Assessment [...]

SAN DIEGO COUNCIL PASSES CASTLEROCK PROJECT

By | Tuesday, September 17, 2013||

San Diego’s CIty Council has unanimously approved Pardee Homes 430 unit Castlerock project and also cleared the way for it to be annexed by the city of Santee. Staff had recommended the annexation because Santee will need the additional tax revenues to deal with the impact on its infrastructure. This matter will now go before [...]

MAPPING THE LOGISTIC OF MEGACITIES

By | Friday, September 13, 2013|, |

As ever-larger “megacities” become home to more and more of the world’s people, the supply chains that bring essential supplies to these crowded populations will become increasingly complex. The students collecting data on deliveries in Beijing found that small bicycle carts such as this were responsible for many of the deliveries to small shops [...]

AFFORDABLE HOUSING WITH UNAFFORDABLE ENERGY BILLS

By | Thursday, August 29, 2013|, |

Innovative Financial Solutions to Drive Greater Efficiency U.S. public housing uses almost 40 percent more energy per square foot than privately owned housing. Moreover, as a nation, we spend a total of ten times more on utility bills for affordable housing than we do on total government investments in energy efficiency that could aggressively lower [...]