Author Archives: Philip Proefrock

Prizewinning Affordable Housing

October 2nd, 2008 | by Philip Proefrock

The contemporary looking building pictured here is not a high-end green building full of high tech features. Rather, it is


Building a DIY Wetland

September 7th, 2008 | by Philip Proefrock

A family in Australia has created their own tiny wetland as a part of a household grey water system.  It


Are Extruded Houses Green?

September 5th, 2008 | by Philip Proefrock

For several years, Professor Behrokh Khoshnevis at the University of Southern California has been working on systems for rapidly creating


California Moving to Block Sprawl

August 28th, 2008 | by Philip Proefrock

Sprawl is a constant issue at the outside periphery of every city in the country. Although matters have abated temporarily


Recessed Lights and Greenwash

July 21st, 2008 | by Philip Proefrock

Recessed can lighting is a familiar method of lighting rooms.  Rather than having fixtures protruding into the space, the light


Hawaii Mandates Solar Hot Water

July 7th, 2008 | by Philip Proefrock

Solar water heaters are far more efficient and have a much shorter payback period than do solar photovoltaic systems.  Getting



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