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.

College campuses are energy guzzlers. I know because I just graduated from Indiana University. As an environmental enthusiast that is worried about the future of our planet, I don't know of a quicker, cheaper or more convenient way to avoid wasted... Read More
Sustainability in the City! This week we’re headed to the city, a place of great opportunity but also environmental dilemmas.  Cities are often criticized for high volumes of traffic and pollution, making them a difficult place to navigate and live... Read More
Planet Forward
By Chris Potter, Institute for Market Transportation Cross-posted from the Institute for Market Transportation In an ongoing series to highlight green buildings that go above and beyond in efficiency and innovation, this week we’re featuring a stand... Read More
It's the heart of summer, your friends are off catching tans in the tropics, and yet you're stuck in a cold, dark office devoid of sunlight. Human beings are not adapted for such an injurious lighting dynamic. According to the U.S. Green Building... Read More
disregard
Battery-powered homes should be the norm. Why? Well, just look at the weeks without power millions experienced in the Midwest this summer of 2012 under extreme heat after severe storms damaged parts of the deteriorating power grid. While there isn't... Read More
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

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