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Lessons from the Sahara Forest Project

Four years ago, architect Michael Pawlyn recorded a TED Talk at the TEDSalon London 2010, where he spoke about the benefits of biomimicry and how it can be used to change the way society approaches sustainable design. 818 more words

Sustainable Development

Home Style: Painted Wood Walls

A dose of interior design inspiration:

The idea of painting wood fills me with anxiety and excitement. Perhaps only design junkies can relate to that rush that comes with anticipating the failures and rewards of taking a decorating risk. 114 more words

Interior Design

A Passive House Design (with a Few Curves Thrown In)

Unlike many panelized home builders who enclose their home shells using standard XPS and EPS foam core SIPs exclusively, Bensonwood builds many of its own structural, insulated wall and roof panels to realize the visions of its in-house design team and outside architects alike, while reducing waste by eliminating cutouts for doors and windows, which are not recyclable and end up in landfills. 300 more words


Bensonwood Earns FSC Certification

Bensonwood is proud to announce that we have received Chain of Custody certification from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). FSC Chain of Custody certification provides customers with independent assurance that a product supports responsible forest management. 235 more words

Green Building

Home Style: Fancy Casual

A dose of interior design inspiration:

Is Fancy Casual a real design term? If not, it should be. The term Bohemian feels vague and overused, whereas Fancy Casual describes exactly what you see here: a baby pink velvet sofa that looks as if it belonged in Great Aunt Ethel’s parlor in decades gone by, a sharp coffee table with mid-century lines, a hand-woven Peruvian rug, and a simple modern plant pot. 129 more words

Interior Design

Three-Part Design Class at Theodore Payne, Friday Sept. 12

I’ll be teaching the Three-Part Design Class at The Theodore Payne Foundation starting this Friday, September 12.

Friday, September 12, 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 173 more words


Building Energy and Water Use

Monitoring energy and water use is important as it opens up the opportunity to study efficiency of buildings. As it is currently buildings are not efficient by any means in the manner by which they consume energy and water; most standing structures are considered to be excessively wasteful. 375 more words