When does a green home project make financial sense?
The next generation of school facilities must embrace sustainability in order to thrive.
Want to build responsibly, reduce waste, and help preserve the environment?
I asked some smart people to take a look at "Green$ense: Rating the Real Payoff from 50 Green Home Projects" and give their thoughts on the book.
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Posted on 03 November 2012
Hurricane Sandy, the storm that has crippled New York, has left our largest cities without power, transportation and most fundamental services, and highlights the extreme vulnerability of our transportation and electricity infrastructure. To millions, climate change suddenly just became very real and very expensive. Continue Reading
Posted on 24 May 2011
Modernism week is an annual event held every February in Palm Springs, California. Thousands of people descend on the Coachella Valley to tour some of the incredible examples of Mid-Century Modern buildings that exist here. To call them fans of modernism is an understatement. Most that I met had some deep, near fanatical, obsession with [...] Continue Reading
Posted on 27 December 2010
Originally posted at KBB With the holidays here, I was tasked with assembling the gifts for my 2-1/2 year old daughter. This is an occupational hazard of every architect and contractor I know. Let’s see: five years of undergrad, three years of internship and two in graduate school, and architects stand out as the best [...] Continue Reading
Posted on 10 December 2010
Perhaps millions of us are flocking to online communities since the real ones are so lacking. My Grandfather used to fix and maintain his cars by himself. “Why pay someone to do something I can do?” he used to say, beaming with pride. Oil changes, tune ups, transmission work…he did it all. Today, I fix [...] Continue Reading
Posted on 13 September 2010
I spoke last week with Alex Wilson, founder of BuildingGreen about green materials and his wish list. Continue Reading
Posted on 03 September 2010
For 30-plus years, the modern environmental movement has been preaching energy efficiency, but it has only been recently we've seen it being taken seriously. Why the change? Continue Reading