Highlighting Our Sponsors: Joy Kuebler Landscape Architect

Today we would like to post a big THANK YOU to our sponsors. Many have donated time and materials to help make this event bigger and better than ever.

This post is to highlight Joy. She has done so much for us in the past year – we love working with her and her team. Joy is a landscape architect and a big advocate for “play”. She coined the term Pop Up Park! and her pop up park was a true success. Check out her website: http://www.jklastudio.com/ Thanks for being a sponsor, Joy!

Here is what JKLA is all about.

The Main Goals

  • To have a positive impact on the quality of life for people through sensitive, responsible and sustainable designs for the outdoors. We excel at creating specialized environments for health and learning.
  • To promote the use of place-based or community-based design methods in landscape architecture in order to build upon existing culture and natural systems.
  • To focus on the human experience of the landscape, by integrating architecture and assets of the outdoor environment, to create unique and inspiring spaces.

Our Markets

Our diverse markets provide the knowledge and experience to provide the best solutions to our clients.

  • Corporate
  • Campus
  • Communty
  • K-12 Schools
  • Residential

Our Dedication to the Community

We are dedicated to improving the community around us by coordinating and sponsoring local services projects.

  • Lt. Col. Matt Urban Community Center – Buffalo, NY
  • Junior League of Buffalo Decorator’s Showhouse – Buffalo, NY
  • ABC TV’s Extreme Makeover Home Edition – Buffalo, NY
  • Pop Up Park – Buffalo, NY
  • Ryan A. Bertini Memorial Meditation Garden – North Tonawanda, NY
  • Cloverbank Elementary School – Hamburg, NY

Our Respect for the Environment

We design every project with sustainability in mind illustrated in the projects listed below.

  • Niagara University Academic Complex Building at Perboyer Hall – Lewiston, NY
  • Buffalo Public School 305 – McKinley High School – Buffalo, NY
  • ABC TV’s Extreme Makeover Home Edition – Buffalo, NY
  • JKLA Office Green Roof – Buffalo, NY
  • JKLA is a certified WBE and DBE full service Landscape Architectural firm.

Official Press Release: Solar & Green Building Tour of WNY || Saturday, October 13, 2012 from 10am – 4pm.

Event News from WNYSEA – WNY Sustainable Energy Association

Contact: Bernice Radle
Co-Chair WNYSEA 2012 Tour
445 Breckenridge St, Buffalo, NY 14213

For Immediate Release

September 24, 2012

Solar & Green Building Tour of WNY

Buffalo, NY, On Saturday, October 13, 2012, over 1500 people from across WNY will experience the Solar & Green Building Tour, an annual event held by the Western New York Sustainable Energy Association (WNYSEA). With over 25 sites open across the region, for one day only, attendees will have an opportunity to learn about solar, geothermal, energy efficiency, net zero, green roofs, LEED buildings and reuse of historic structures. This event is not a traditional tour, it is an open house. All sites are open on October 13, 2012 from 10am – 4pm unless noted otherwise. The event is free, open to the public and no registration is required. A full list of sites is available at www.wnysea.com.

“Last year we had the largest tour in all of New York State, and this year we plan to go even bigger says Bernice Radle, Co-chair of the 2012 tour. We have confirmed the NFTA Bus Shelter Green Roof, the UB Solar Strand, CIR Electric’s moving solar array that moves to optimize sunlight, Singer Farm Naturals in Wilson and so many others. This is a great opportunity to learn from the folks who live with these technologies every day, not from a sales person trying to convince you to buy in. The Solar and Green Building Tour is an event that educates, informs and inspires.”

WNYSEA will be kicking off the annual event with an awards ceremony at 9:30a.m, on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at Hispanics United of Buffalo – 254 Virginia Street on Buffalo’s West Side. WNYSEA will give its annual leader ship award to both the University at Buffalo and Hispanics United for their efforts in promoting renewable technologies in our region. The public is welcome to attend.

For the complete list of sites, go to www.wnysea.com or contact Bernice Radle at berniceradle@gmail.com .

The Western New York Sustainable Energy Association is a non profit 501c3 organization which promotes energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy technologies through exhibits, speakers, programs and events across Western New York. The WNYSEA Tour of Solar Homes and Green Buildings is organized in conjunction with the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association’s Green Buildings Open House, and the American Solar Energy Association’s National Solar Tour, the world’s largest grass roots solar event.

The 2012 event celebrates the United Nations International Year of Sustainable Energy for All, and National Energy Awareness Month.

WNYSEA is a Proud Supporter and Sponsor of Preservation Plus!

WNYSEA is excited to tell you that the Preservation Plus conference happening next week is going to be really really neat and very informative on so many levels.

The conference goes beyond preservation and incorporates sessions on sustainability, urban planning and community revitalization. There are several key speakers going that we are excited about including Tracie Hall, from USGBC and Thomas Freed, author of Green Building for Dummies. Our co-chair for the 2012 Solar & Green Buildings Tour, Bernice Radle, will be speaking on greening historic buildings on Friday afternoon too!

We strongly encourage you to go. WNYSEA will have a table there and we will be promoting the Solar & Green Building Tour. We are very happy to sponsor and support such a wonderful event.