David Bergman to speak on Mainstreaming Green at the Holiday Westchester County GreenDrinks at Flying Pig in Mt. Kisco

Tonights GreenDrinks event will be on December 22nd from 6-? will be at the Flying Pig in Mt. Kisco, NY. at http://www.flyingpigdining.com/index.htm

The Flying Pig on Lexington is Northern Westchester’s standard bearer for local, natural, farm-to-table foods. With a menu that showcases farm-fresh foods from the Hudson Valley and beyond, we capture the vibrancy of seasonal flavors.

We help you experience the sensory joy of eating locally, seasonally, and healthfully.

 “The Flying Piglet enables us to promote a healthy environment to our staff and to our patients. The food selection is consistently fresh, delicious and varied. The added bonus is that they help to contribute to a healthy lifestyle since they are organic and free of hormones, pesticides and other unhealthy additives.” Scott D. Hayworth, M.D. President and Chief Executive Officer Mount Kisco Medical Group.

So bring your businesses green idea, or your successful business.  Together is the only way the green economy is going to work.

David Bergman runs a multidisciplinary design studio embracing architecture, interiors, product design and research. In his over 25 years of experience, his work has evolved to have an emphasis on the inclusion of sustainable/eco design principles. He has become one of the experts in the field, frequently teaching, speaking and writing.

The architecture and interiors side of the studio works in a wide range of residential and commercial projects including renovation, interiors and new construction, merging eco design with the other design needs of each project. Fire & Water is his lighting company initially created to produce custom designs for clients over fifteen years ago and since grown to include several lines of award-winning light fixtures.
Sustainable (eco) design has become a core part of Fire & Water’s emphasis, exploring both energy efficient light and new applications of green materials and finishes. The designs have been acclaimed by The New York Times, Metropolis, ID, Wallpaper, Architectural Record and many other publications.
Bergman teaches at the Parsons School of Design where he has developed core sustainable design courses for three design departments. He was also the co-creator of “Educating the Educators: A Crash Course in Ecodesign,” a program to bring sustainable principles to design schools throughout the country.

He taught a unique seminar at Yale on mainstreaming green design, exploring his concepts of “Transparent Green,” which he has developed for lectures and writing in recent  years.
He is currently working on several books in areas of ecodesign and sustainability. His “Handbook on Sustainable Design” (working title) will be published by Princeton Architectural Press in Fall 2010.
He co-curated and produced “Assignment: Green,” an exhibit and conference at the Municipal Art Society focusing on sustainable design education in New York City colleges. He is currently working on “o2|e2: Ecodesign for Economic Growth,” an exhibit and conference to promote the ecodesign sector in New York City. He lectures frequently on topics related to eco design.

Bergman is an executive board member of the ecodesign organization o2/NYC, a board member and past president of Furniture New York (an organization of New York designers and manufacturers), and an executive board member of the Designers Lighting Forum of New York, as well as a member of many other civic and green design organizations.

David Bergman received a Master in Architecture from Princeton University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture and Economics from Yale University. He is a New York State Registered Architect and a LEED Accredited Professional®.

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Drill Baby Drill For Geothermal Energy! By Jay Egg with Egg Systems International

I just started with a new marketing client Jay Egg.  He is the leading geothermal expert in the Southeast.  Geothermal is a great energy source that I am really starting to sink my teeth into and I think it has a great potential for our energy industry too.  But anyway, Jay contributed this information for the sake of getting it out there. For me, who am I to complain!  Thanks Jay and I think tht when we should drill for energy it should be for this versus oil any day of the week!

How Do They Work?
Remember, a geothermal heat pump doesn’t create heat by burning fuel, like a furnace does. Instead, in winter it collects the Earth’s natural heat through a series of pipes, called a loop, installed below the surface of the ground or submersed in a pond or lake. Fluid circulates through the loop and carries the heat to the house. There, an electrically driven compressor and a heat exchanger concentrate the Earth’s energy and release it inside the home at a higher temperature.

Ductwork then distributes the heat to different rooms.
In summer time, the process is reversed.

The underground loop draws excess heat from the house and allows it to be absorbed by the Earth. The system cools your home in the same way that a refrigerator keeps your food cool – by drawing heat from the interior, not by blowing in cold air.

The geothermal loop that is buried underground is typically made of high-density polyethylene, a tough plastic that is extraordinarily durable but which allows heat to pass through efficiently. When installers connect sections of pipe, they heat fuse the joints, making the connections stronger than the pipe itself. The fluid in the loop is water or an environmentally safe antifreeze solution that circulates through the pipes in a closed system.

Another type of geothermal system uses a loop of copper piping placed underground. When refrigerant is pumped through the loop, heat is transferred directly through the copper to the earth.

As with any heat pump, geothermal and water-source heat pumps are able to heat, cool, and, if so equipped, supply the house with hot water. Some models of geothermal systems are available with two-speed compressors and variable fans for more comfort and energy savings. Relative to air-source heat pumps, they are quieter, last longer, need little maintenance, and do not depend on the temperature of the outside air.

Egg Geothermal Heating and Cooling uses the Earth’s constant temperature to achieve EER’s (Energy Efficiency Ratings) in the 30’s.  The heating COP (Coefficient of Performance) is approaching 5.  A 5 COP indicates that the Egg Geothermal Systems are producing 5 units of energy for every unit of electricity consumed.  The other 4 come from the Earth.  That’s why this technology is called “renewable”.

What’s To Say About Copenhagen. There is always a lot to say.

What’s to say about Copenhagen: There is always alot to say about what didn”t happen. Yet for the first time in a long time the United States did not look like we didn’t want to make a deal.  Now it is up to the FREE MARKET to BRING IT ON!!  

Electric Cars NOT Fuel Cell Cars

I have heard of late that fuel cell cars are trying to make a resurgence and it”s crazy sincec we alrady have the batteries and the cars.

Electrification of our transportation NOT Fuel cell cars.  What a joke they are trying to make a resurgence when Eenrgy Secretary is ready to do electric cars.  More PACs doing stupid stuff.

So here is what you do for starters.  Give each person who has a Toyota Prius going off warranty to become a plug in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) so the Prius can now get 100 miles per gallon and in certain applications 200 miles per gallon.

Cleaner Power Infrastructure
We need cleaner plants than already exist and be much more renewable in our energy portfolio. 9% of the Mohave with solar can power the United States.  Let’s just doi it!W


Green Living Guy writes about Samstosa Clothing Female eco yoga clothing Losing Bet about Goldie Hawn

So why would I care about Yoga clothing that is eco friendly as a guy.  Well frankly it’s important to me to know what clothes for my wife, kids and me.  Second reason is that I lost a bet and Pamela Peeters sent my wife samples so to try and be honest about what we thought.

The Other Reason is that Goldie Hawn gives a quote for the story; so I have to write it now!!

At the beginning of the story Pamela Peeters who works with them told me Goldie Hawn wears this eco friendly line of clothing called Samtosa clothing.  I said, get a quote from her and I’ll write a story.  If not, no story as a friendly bet.  Then I get the email that says, “Exhale Spa informed us that Goldie Hawn was seen buying two SAMTOSA tops this weekend, she even wore one in class.  Then they spoke with Goldie and she said “She said they fit great, she wore it during a class than bought another one after class.  :))”


exhaleSo I lost the bet and am writing the story.  Nice Job Pamela!

Another reason is that the Founders of the clothing line are men  So WTF why women clothing, ahhhhh now I get it.  David Eber and Wayne Malen.  They are longtime friens an business partners as they were decided to create a comfortable and eco-friendly yoga clothing for women.


They are also into it for three other reasons:

Social: A portion of their revenues goes to the International Organization for Adolescents (IOFA) to combat child exploitation, trafficing and slavery.

Eco: Samtosa clothing is made with bamboo and organic cotton.

Economic: Made in the USA.  In LA.

Store Locations:

New York

Jivamukti Yoga School
841 Broadway 2 floor
NY, NY 10003

Exhale Spa
150 Central Park So.
NY,NY 10019

O2 Living
Yellow Monkey Village
Cross River, NY 10518

Saraswati’s Yoga Joint
1-3 Wall St.
Norwalk,Ct 06850

Greenwich Yoga
328 Pemberwick Rd.
Greenwich,Ct 06831

Washington, DC
Flow Yoga Center
1450 P. St. NW
Washington,DC 20005

They are also available at Jivamukti Munich ( Germany ) and we will soon be available in South Korea.


The United States can save $1.2 trillion by 2010 if we invest in green buildings.

It’s official.  The United States CAN save $1.2 trillion in savings by 2020 by “investing in energy efficient buildings”, according to a new study from McKinsey & Co. report.  This new report called, “Unlocking Energy Efficiency in the U.S. Economy,” reports that 900,000 new jobs could be created and 1.1 gigatons of greenhouse gas could be reduced annually.Green building

The catch is about $50 billion a year needs to be green buildings over the next ten years.   However, the report adds that if we actually do what they recommend, we are talking about a 23 percent drop in energy consumption.

The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) reports that the USGBC estimates that this reduction is the equivalent of “taking the entire U.S. fleet of passenger cars and light trucks, more than 200 million vehicles, off the road.”

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