@ Shaker Schools STay INForMeD For the latest news and info about the Shaker schools, visit shaker.org. To receive regular e-news updates, subscribe at shaker.org/news. FOLLOW US ON: facebook.com/ForShakerSchools or Tweet us @ShakerSchools From Our Readers 26 ShAKerONLINE.COM | FALL 2015 Alumni Profile Terry Rozier, ’12, is the first Shaker Heights High School graduate to be drafted to an NBA team. The point guard, who played college basketball for the Louisville Cardinals, was selected with the 16th overall pick in the first round of the 2015 NBA draft by the Boston Celtics. As a star player for the Shaker Heights High School team, Rozier averaged 25.6 points, 6.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists, and 4.7 steals. In 2012 he led Shaker to a 21-3 record, reaching the regional semi-finals for the first time since 2002. As a sophomore at Louisville, Rozier led the Cardinals in scoring with 17.1 points per game. The team reached the Elite Eight of the NCAA Championship in 2014 before losing to Michigan State University. Rozier made the AAC All-Rookie Team in 2014 and declared for the NBA draft in March of 2015. H. Danny Young, Jr., principal of Woodbury Elementary School and coach of the Shaker Heights High School basketball team, said about coaching Rozier: “Terry worked hard each and every year to improve himself as a basketball player and as a person. He was a coach’s delight and would do whatever was needed for the betterment of the team. I see him having a long career in the NBA.” SL Sustainable Solutions Thank you for the feature article “The Envelope of Sustainability,” (Summer 2015) which detailed our new home construction on Southington Road. We have been overwhelmed by the positive reaction that we continue to receive from our neighbors, friends, and other SL readers. Your concluding paragraph “How Much Green to Go Green?” correctly states that our $140-per-square-foot construction cost is a premium over the $80/sf that a standard tract home might cost. But this is not a fair comparison. A “standard tract home” would never get built in Shaker, and the $80/sf cost level is achieved only in large cul-de-sac style developments in far-out suburban and exurban locations. The homes are typically all vinyl (windows and siding) with minimal architectural detail. The challenges of building a custom home that is architecturally appropriate to our beautiful Boulevard neighborhood had much more to do with our final cost than the sustainability features that are incorporated into our home. We estimate those to be less than $25/sf, almost all of which can be attributed to geothermal heating and cooling, solar panels, and our 5,500 gallon cistern. As sustainability professionals we want to emphasize that many green building options are available for no cost premium at all. In our case, ultra-efficient windows, green paints and urethanes, and local finish lumber all came at no additional cost. Our hyper-insulated envelope (perhaps the most important feature) cost only $4/sf and will have paid for itself by the time our younger daughter is a kindergartener at Boulevard. We hope that as our neighbors embark on their future renovation (and perhaps a few new construction) projects in Shaker, they will feel emboldened to ask architects and builders to find sustainable solutions at little or no cost premium. Aparna and Richard Bole Aparna Bole is Assistant Professor and Medical Director of Community Integration, University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. She also serves as the health system’s Sustainability Manager. Richard Bole is President of Euclid Lofts, LLC, a developer and builder of sustainable mixed-use projects in Cleveland’s Campus District.
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