About Chris Moline, LEED AP

Chris Moline LEED AP author of The Social Media Equation

Chris Moline, LEED AP

Chris Moline, LEED AP  @webmindset + @LEEDtheWay & author of “The Social Media Equation
There are a few things most people do not know about Chris beyond his role as Residential Group Manager with Commercial Carpets of America/Carpet One in Alexandria, Virginia. Chris is a former active-duty Marine (MOS 0351 Combat Assaultman) and also has a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of Maryland at College Park. He speaks four languages (English, Spanish, German and Farsi).

When he’s not making things happen in the sustainable flooring market in the DC area, or speaking on the importance of social media in business… he’s skydiving, taking Brazilian jiu jitsu classes with his 10-year-old son, or playing his classical or 12-string guitar.

Recently, Chris was chosen as one of the judges for Floor Covering Weekly’s “Green Step Awards” because of his passion for “green” flooring. He was also the first in his current company to achieve LEED AP (CI) status from the US Green Building Council.

Chris enjoys talking and writing about green topics and has been published in several trade publications as well as having been called upon as a source of information by journalists writing articles on everything from LEED accreditation to “greenwashing.”

Chris’ main passion at the office is using the internet to leverage success for the retail team. With multiple websites, Facebook page, Twitter and this blog, the team of sales professionals are able to help a broader range of clients across the region.

about Chris Moline, LEED AP

Chris is our Residential Group Manager & a US Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional

2 responses to “About Chris Moline, LEED AP

  1. Web guru Philippa Gamse suggested an “About Chris” page, so…. tada! She gave some great advice and this is one step towards implementing some of her suggestions.
    If you are thinking about getting a professional opinion about your web presence, consider touching base with her. I’m sure you’ll find it worth your time.

  2. Dave at Monoxitube

    Press Release: Avoid exhaust fumes when biking to work, notes spoof-tailpipe creator


    Avoid exhaust fumes when biking to work, notes spoof-tailpipe creator

    Washington, DC – May 19, 2010 — Biking to work can be invigorating and healthy, but for many it could be harmful.

    A ride along a busy street means increased exposure to vehicle exhaust and its long list of pathogens, including carbon monoxide, soot, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, benzene and formaldehyde, which can cause asthma, cardiovascular disease and cancer.

    Riders may want to choose a route with little car and truck traffic, notes a clean-air activist who created a fake exhaust pipe accessory to draw attention to the dangers of car exhaust.

    His spoof “Monoxitube” campaign challenges every driver to “Face Your Exhaust.” The Monoxitube is a 25-foot tube that hypothetically attaches to the exhaust pipe of a car or truck, wraps around the vehicle and slides into the driver’s side window, sending the exhaust straight into the driver’s seat, instead of towards bicyclists.

    Clean-air proponent Dave Doctor got the idea for the spoof one morning during his walk to work along busy roads. “I wanted to remind drivers about the toxicity of car exhaust. The Monoxitube idea makes that point in a vivid way,” said Doctor. “No one would drive with the exhaust going into the car. So why is it acceptable to send carbon monoxide and soot out the back of the car and into the air where it will be inhaled by bicyclists and pedestrians?”

    The product’s website suggests more than 15 ways drivers can protect themselves and others from car exhaust. Ideas range from telecommuting or taking a bus to creating pedestrian malls free of car exhaust.

    To help bicyclists, the site suggests purchasing vehicles designed with tailpipes on the left side, since bicyclists ride to the right. For example, most truck exhaust pipes point to the right.

    If you’re participating in Bike to Work Day, try a road less traveled to avoid vehicle exhaust. It might take more time, but your heart and lungs will thank you.

    Monoxitube Spoof
    Dave Doctor
    Arlington, VA