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Is bigger always better?

Like many of us, I end up on a lot of unintentional Internet treasure hunts.  One article, photo, video, or blurb will lead me to another, then another, then another. 801 more words


Let us not just build Green but also Live Green

Green buildings mainstream sustainability in planning, layout, orientation and design, while making choice of material, source of energy, fit outs and technology. The idea is to reduce life cycle impacts/risks. 593 more words


Helpful items to include when Commissioning Hot Water Boilers

As the multifamily construction grows, it is important to be aware of Commissioning needs for the Hot Water Boilers prior to construction.  To reduce costs and maintenance overruns, central boilers may be more effective than individual water heaters at each unit. 328 more words

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Cordwood Sauna by Tony & Denise in Minnesota

Tony & Denise came to one of our Cordwood Workshops at Kinstone Permaculture Academy in 2013.   They were determined to build a cordwood sauna up on their property in the Iron Range of Minnesota.   144 more words

Green Building

From Guest Blogger Sophia Mann: Six Stylish and Eco-Friendly Decor Ideas for Your Home

For those of us who are mindful of the extent to which we are harming the environment, these are great times, since we have so many options to help us on our noble mission of living in harmony with our environment. 1,014 more words

Sustainable Building

EPA Carbon Pollution Standards with Ken Miller, Clean Energy Program Director - Snake River Alliance

 Ken Miller, Clean Energy Programs Director with the Snake River Alliance discusses the impact of the New EPA Carbon Pollution Standards. On June 2, 2014, the EPA proposed the Clean Power Plan to cut carbon emissions from existing power plants.  270 more words

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Cities in the Sand - Lessons Learned from the Failed Eco-Cities of the Past

The world’s first zero-emission, fully sustainable city was how Masdar was promoted to the world when Abu Dhabi first announced the $22billion project back in 2006. 601 more words