Architecture

Can we create a green American dream home? Can we take those green building methods to a larger scale? Can we build a green office park? PF Members think so.

American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
Here's a simple idea to create more parks: retrofit a parking lot. Check out this latest animation from the American Society of Landscape Architects sustainable landscapes series that shows how small parks can revitalize cities.
Building Innovation from Devastated Forests
Building Innovation from Devastated Forests
This, our segment on Bloomberg West focuses on a building material created from trees ravaged by an invasive beetle in the Mountain West.
The torch has arrived, the athletes have settled into the village, and the opening ceremony has commenced. We're just as excited for the Summer Olympics as you are, but there's a lot more taking place besides the on-field events.
This weekend, the quadrennial global spectacle that is the Olympics kicks off in London.  The athletes are no doubt champions in their own right, but so are the Olympic planners and developers who say these Games will be the greenest ones yet.  In... Read More
StormTek Catch Basin Insert, Connector Pipe Screen, Trash Capture Device
StormTekCPS is a stainless steel catch basin insert/filter that keeps trash from going into the ocean. It us currently being used by several cities and counties in California. I believe it is ONE of several solutions that can keep trash from... Read More
My idea concerns a product that's a coating which is utilized like paint or can be mixed in with any phase of the plastering process. It is pigmented earth-tone colors. Based on independent testing by the California State University Fresno... Read More
Why do people use umbrellas? To shade themselves from the heat of the sun and to shelter themselves from rain! My plan is to add another roof above the existing roof on my house, leaving about six inches to a foot of airspace between the two roofs... Read More
Douglas County Libraries and Sundolier team-up to bring natural daylight in to the library with the latest technology. Whether it's bringing natural daylight in to a room or providing a sparkling book to a bright child, Douglas County Libraries are... Read More
Natural disasters can evoke detrimental damage to infrastructure with untold human casualties. According to the Asian Disaster Reduction Center, the frequency and relative ferocity of natural disasters on a global scale has increased, leading to... Read More
Our latest segment from Bloomberg West features EnerNOC, a company that networks buildings together to decrease energy use during peak hours and ultimately saves money for consumers.

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