A family in Atlanta gave up half their house and half the things they owned to support The Hunger Project. Actions like these beg the question, “Could I give up half of my house?”
Houses slated for demolition enjoy a new lease on life. Builders of Hope relocates houses, improves their energy efficiency, and sells them to working families at cost.
Despite dipping home sales, the number of new third-party certified green homes sold in Portland, Oregon has gone steadily up the last three years. Existing certified homes are selling for up to 32% more than existing code homes.
The Grand Bay Coastal Resources Center is the first state government-owned LEED certified building in Mississippi. The Center is built on land that was underwater during Katrina, and has special landscaping to protect it from forst fires.
An often over-looked area of green building, landscaping can offer a refuge in an urban environment, as well as save natural resources.
Recent findings are making the link between vinyl chloride and cancer much clearer.
Sometimes it feels like there is nothing we can do to make a difference. Sometimes we are so confused by all we see and hear that we remain motionless. Now is not the time. A green building writer and consultant tells you what she REALLY thinks!
A southeast Portland retail store is looking to achieve LEED Silver with its recent renovations.
The newest structural element has been used in Asia for years. Now it is tested and certified for use in the western world. It can be grown and harvested in three years, and is actually good for the environment. But, will it catch on?