Newsletter | Mar/Apr 2011

Golden Associates announces the installation of solar panels to their Design Studio.

GAB Report: Promoting Green Projects, Products and the OWA

by Mignon O'Young

The second anniversary of online publication the Green Architecture and Building Report, also known as the GAB Report, is coming up this April. Long time OWA member Mignon O’Young is the founder and launched it on the day of OWA’s Reception and Exhibition during the 2009 AIA National Convention in San Francisco, California.

The Green Architecture and Building Report ( is a resource for sharing and exchanging information on responsible, green, and sustainable design, ranging from the architecture to the building details, and from site features to products. It covers commercial and residential projects, building materials, carbon neutral (net zero), GreenPoint, LEED, interior design, landscape architecture, and sustainable urban planning.

Sharing lessons-learned and practical experiences is a great way to help each other make our projects better than our last one. Mignon believes that highlighting projects in which members have been involved is an elegant way to market the professional expertise and capacity of OWA members. She would like to help promote fellow OWA members and recognize their contribution to the building industry by featuring their green projects in the GAB Report.

If you are interested in having your project featured or writing an article (fellow member Carolyne Orazi has been writing from London), please contact Mignon O'Young. If you are on Facebook, please consider becoming a fan of the Green Architecture and Building Report at Thank you.

OWA Members Carolyne Orazi and Mignon O'Young in London

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