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San Diego Uptown News | Feb. 4-17, 2011

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(l to r) David Lang, executive director of the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership; Rory Ruppert, director of environmental sustainability of the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership; San Diego City District 3 Councilmember Todd Gloria; and David Wylie, vice president of ASW Engineering Management Consultants.


ria said. “Over the past three years, energy saving projects account for almost 5.5 million kilowatt hours of electricity and 91,000 therms of nat- ural gas saved annually. This means savings of close to $800,000 and a re- duction of 3,882 metric tons of emis- sions from our air.”

The San Diego Museum of Art alone, he said, saved more than 65,000 kilowatt hours and $65,000 in 2010. Gloria hopes Balboa Park will become a national model for sustainability by the park’s centen- nial in 2015.

Balboa Park Director of Envi-

ronmental Sustainability Rory Rup- pert said that discussions as to how to increase sustainability efforts


painting one wall in a shade of orange, yellow or red at the end of a long narrow space will appear to lessen the distance.

An accent wall in a bold or dramatic color can create a fo- cal point in a room that doesn’t have an interesting architectural feature, such as a fireplace or a bay window. Placing a furniture grouping against the wall also helps to create a point that draws your attention when you enter the room.

ADD PUNCH WITH METALLIC The reflection of light off metal-

lic surfaces adds a bit of glamour in any space. Look for something that can be enhanced by a coat of paint that shimmers. While most paint producers seem to have dropped their separate lines of metallic paint, Modern Masters still produces some of the most beautiful and subtle shades of burnished bronze, antique silver, gold and muted copper. A fireplace surround and mantle can go from simply nice to stunning with a couple coats of a metallic paint. And it does wonders for an outdated coffee or side table, adding just the right amount of sparkle to the space. Be careful about using metallics on walls unless they are smooth and flawless because every defect will be reflected along with the light.u

Beatrice Kemp is the owner of B. Kemp Interiors, a space plan- ning and interior design studio in San Diego. She can be contacted at or (619) 977-9006.

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othing beats having a room painted by professionals who know what they are doing. But, not only does

the quality of the painter make a difference, so does the quality of the paint. Benjamin Moore is a designer favorite. The colors are lustrous and the finish is always exquisite. Sherwin-Williams and Dunn-Edwards also are excellent choices favored by professional painters for ease and perfection of application. Consumer Reports ranks Home Depot’s Behr line as a top performer too. I recommend that you select your paint brand first, and then select your colors from the same line. Color matching with another brand rarely produces the intended results.

within the park are ongoing. “When we first began discus-

sions on planning and program implementation we began getting a lot of calls from individual staff members asking how they could get involved, or saying that ‘this is what I do at home’, and for me this was an early trigger to me that this was a grass roots move- ment,” Rupert said. “Since that time facility managers and Chief Financial Officer throughout the park continue to meet to dis- cuss sustainability goals through 2015. It’s a path we are all going to take together.” At current, two buildings within the park; the San Diego Natural His- tory Museum and the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, have been cer- tified Leadership in Energy and En- vironmental Design (LEED) Silver

by the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED Silver certification is granted to buildings which meet certain strategies in improving energy sav- ings, water savings, and carbon di- oxide emissions reductions. The park is currently pursuing LEED Silver certification for the World Beat Cultural Center. Gloria said that the green movement seen within the park is about bringing it into balance with the resources it consumes and the ones it generates. “All of these things are im-

portant because coming into our centennial the goal is to leave the park better than we found it,” he said. “It is our responsibility to preserve and protect this in- credible Park now, so that it con- tinues to function as an iconic landmark.”u

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