ADG Goes Solar

October 1st, 2013

Architectural Design Guild is now the proud owner of a photovoltaic solar array on their office roof located at 2710 Sutton Boulevard in Maplewood. ADG partnered with Brightergy Solar Solutions to populate the roof with the maximum number of panels the roof could support. The system will generate 20KwH of electricity and will be monitored online through Sunny Portal software developed by SMA Solar Technology. The projected payback period of 1.5 years is made possible because of incentives provided through the Ameren UE Solar Rebate program.

Business and building owner, Barry Greenberg, is committed to reducing ADG’s carbon footprint. “We design LEED certified buildings for our clients and I established the Sustainability Commission as part of my role as a City Councilman in Maplewood. It’s only logical to strive for the greatest energy efficiency that can be feasibly attained in our own facility. Our remodel of 2708 Sutton, next door, yielded enough points for Gold LEED. Our office at 2710 was renovated when I bought the building 25 years ago and we are currently undergoing an update that has seen all incandescent lighting switched over to dimmable LED technology. Previous work included installation of cork flooring, energy efficient glazing and a high albedo roof membrane. The next step is to change out the outdated HVAC system with more efficient and effectively located units, because we know that heating and cooling are such major contributors to global warming.”

Council Approves Green Restaurant Program After Weeks of Disagreement | Maplewood-Brentwood Patch

December 20th, 2010

A new green restaurant program will allow downtown Maplewood restaurants to share costs for recycling and composting while advocating environmental awareness. The city will partner with St. Louis Earth Day, a nonprofit organization that provides environmental education, to create the program.

Third Ward Councilman Barry Greenberg, one of the program’s strongest supporters, said the business community has been receptive to the idea. “No one has said they don’t want to do it in theory,” he said. “We’re going to have easily 50 percent of these restaurants sign on without any question.”

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Washington University Students Develop Creative Solutions for Maplewood | Maplewood-Brentwood Patch

November 4th, 2010

The students are enrolled in the Master of Architecture program at the university, and belong to a studio focused solely on the study and remodeling of the city. They are led by Eric Hoffman, a professor at the university’s Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts. He’s also a Maplewood resident and a member of the Maplewood Design and Review Board. Third Ward Councilman Barry Greenberg, who owns the Architectural Design Guild, is involved in the project as well.

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Office Depot Named America’s Greenest Large Retailer in Newsweek Magazine’s Annual Green Ranking | Earth Times

November 1st, 2010

BOCA RATON, Fla. – (Business Wire) Office Depot (NYSE:ODP), a leading global provider of office products and services, today announced that its ongoing commitment to environmental leadership has been recognized by Newsweek® Magazine and the Company has been named the greenest retailer in America. In Newsweek’s annual survey, Office Depot was also ranked as the 18th greenest company in the U.S., due to its industry-leading scores in the following areas: Environmental Impact, Key Impacts, Disclosure, Image vs. Reality, Green Policies, and Reputation Survey.

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