Architecture

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Have You Ever Seen an Amish Barn-Raising? (Video)

Published on September 23rd, 2014 | by Jo Borrás

Ohio’s Amish population is known for shunning many modern conveniences, which may lead some people to think that they’re not very much in tune with “trends” like environmentalism- but they’d be wrong. The Amish are Faithful ... Read More


Design

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What is LEED? – Energy and Atmosphere

Published on September 23rd, 2014 | by Dawn Killough

This is the fifth post in a series on the LEED green building rating system. The first post provided an Introduction to LEED, the second looked at the Sustainable Sites credit category, the third at the ... Read More


Architecture

white roof savings

White Roof Saves $2.40/Sq. Ft. Over “Dark” Roof

Published on September 22nd, 2014 | by Jo Borrás

In a first-of-its kind study published in the Energy and Buildings Journal earlier this year, a group of researchers compared the energy costs of buildings with white roofs against both trendy “green” roofs and conventional “black” ... Read More


Architecture

USGBC Members Select Best of Building Awards Winners

USGBC Members Select Best of Building Awards Winners

Published on September 22nd, 2014 | by Dawn Killough

This is the inaugural year of The Best of Building Awards, which celebrate the year’s best products, projects, organizations and individuals making an impact in green building. Nominees and winners were selected exclusively by the members ... Read More


Architecture

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Tokyo Designer Presents Underground Bike Parking

Published on September 18th, 2014 | by Jo Borrás

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With more and more commuters turning to bicycles in cities across the world, bike parking has become a critical component in any forward-looking urban planning discussions. Over in Japan, however, one company has come up with ... Read More


Architecture

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U.S. Wood Design Awards

Published on September 18th, 2014 | by Glenn Meyers

This call for wood design nominations is for all lovers of wood! The due date is fast approaching (September 30 deadline) to nominate work for the Wood Design awards. Here is pertinent information from the website: Wood ... Read More


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