This interview is with Adam Wilmes, who is a LEED AP BD+C credentialed Architect with Populous and a member USGBC (U.S. Green Building Council). We cover the topics of LEED building practices, personal environmental stewardship and global impact of smart sustainability.
Total Reading Time: Less than 7 minutes.
1. What are a few things that you have changed in your personal life that make you more green?
Adam: I’ve always been dedicated to living a sustainable life – architecture has certainly encouraged that. From a personal standpoint, I believe it’s the little details that lead to living ‘green’ – from recycling, to using less water, to turning the light off when I leave a room (that is, if it doesn’t have an automatic sensor!).
2. In your opinion, what are three things that anyone can do at home to help our environment?
Adam: Recycle, use less water, and turn off the lights when you leave a room…
3. In Kansas City, there are numerous tools to help all of us be better at recycling. Deffenbaugh (our local waste and recycling company) makes it easy for us to sort our trash from recyclables;and Ripple Glass has hundreds of containers throughout the city making it easier for everyone to recycle glass. What is your favorite local recycling resource that makes it easier for you to be better at recycling? Continue Reading