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Cordwood Flooring by Sunny in sunny Arizona

Sunny Pettis Lutz  send some photos of her gorgeous, hand-made cordwood floor.  The following is a detailed list of how they made their floor with legal pickings from the state forest.   488 more words

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Making cities better: voluntary programs aren’t enough

Originally posted on: https://theconversation.com/making-cities-better-voluntary-programs-arent-enough-35535

Voluntary programs are all the rage. From ratcheting up cybersecurity to fighting obesity, firms in the United States and elsewhere voluntarily make pledges to do better than governmental regulation. 971 more words

no passive solar

We’re in a long spell of cloudy, gray weather.  This is the kind of weather everyone complains about in Ithaca.  And they complain that Ithaca is “always” like this.  230 more words

Urban sustainability: Australian cities are leading the world … for now

Originally posted on: https://independentaustralia.net/environment/environment-display/australian-cities-please-keep-leading-the-world-in-governance-for-urban-sustainability-and-resilience,7199

 

Cities hold a significant potential to make a rapid change toward reduced resource consumption and waste production, greenhouse gasses included. Yet, an ongoing reliance on traditional building codes will however not result in the change needed. 1,187 more words

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From the looks of many of the buildings we saw (and one urban design exhibit we happened onto), Singapore is making a major effort to encourage development of buildings that include green spaces as an integral architectural element. 50 more words

Bensonwood Educates at Greenbuild 2014 New Orleans

Bensonwood architect Randall Walter, AIA, LEED AP led an education lab at this year’s Greenbuild Conference in New Orleans titled, “School Building as Teacher: Design for the Future.” Learning objectives for the session were to understand: 298 more words

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Living Green: Should I Build New, or Retrofit an Existing Home?

At some point in the decision to buy a home, there comes a critical calculation: Do I build a new house on my own land, or buy an existing one?  684 more words

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