Articles by Ryan Spies

About Ryan Spies

Ryan is an Engineer, MBA, and a LEED Green Associate. After graduating from the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis in 2011, Ryan’s career has focused on global market understanding of the solar industry, while demanding an ever growing role within his company’s sustainability program. He loves burritos, video games and the St. Louis Cardinals.

Seeing the Future at The Living Learning Center in St. Louis

The Living Building Challenge has been in existence for a few years now, and its goal was to strive past LEED in terms of exceptional performance for the built environment.  Last week I had the opportunity to see the first of two buildings ever to complete the...

The Star of Greenbuild 2012

Passion. Fire. Intensity. Collaboration. A fervor for sustainability and green building. That is what Greenbuild 2012 in San Francisco was all about. Granted, this was the first Greenbuild of my life, and I’m sure the past conference and expo’s have been filled with...