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An Up-Close Look at Passive Homes

February 27, 2015 |

My parents have always been massive tree-huggers. Growing up, they’d take my sisters and I on birding outings, camping adventures, and road trips to explore the natural beauty of the...

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An Up-Close Look at Passive Homes

February 27, 2015 |

Urban Agriculture

My parents have always been massive tree-huggers. Growing up, they’d take my sisters and I on birding outings, camping adventures, and road trips to explore the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. So, when they...

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The green façades developed by Climagrün, the specialists in this sector, represent the ideal solution to insert as an environmental and ecological construction element, which is able to not only contribute to the improvement of our cities’...

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The ambiguity of climate change really has no limits. The contradictory patterns of the Earth’s climate system cause this crisis to be unpredictable and likely impossible to solve. One component of climate change that is undisputed is...

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What is your student planning on doing with their summer? Do they plan on hanging out by the pool? Getting a tan? The Sustainable Summer program invites all students to apply to take part in...

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Urban Planning & Design

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Historical Crisis Affects Urban Landscape in Italy

February 20, 2015 |

It’s common knowledge that Europe has lately been in a below-average economic situation. Some countries such as Italy are facing an especially bad crisis that started in 2007 and has not...

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Rooftops of Cusco. Image via Kenneth Moore.

Cool Roofs a Wise Choice for Warming

February 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Green Infrastructure & Integrated Vegetation

3 Green Buzzwords, Building Integrated Agriculture and a Black Eye By Oscar Rodriguez, Director/Architect at Architecture & food I was complacent. I didn’t have my “man sao” up, a forward guarding hand which translates as “asking/seeking hand”...

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As cities become increasingly developed to make way for our growing population, there’s one thing that we are sacrificing: green space. Roads, parking lots, buildings, homes and other urban developments are taking the place of...

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At PowerHouse Growers, we believe that one of the premier tools, if not the premier tool, for researching green roofs and green walls is the International Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database hosted by Greenroofs.com. Containing...

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In an increasingly urbanized world, urban and community planners, architects, and designers are all looking for ways to decrease the harmful effects of city life, especially in throughout Africa and Asia. The negative effects of...

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Many urbanites want to try urban gardening but feel defeated when it comes to the lack of space they often encounter. Despite this obstacle and others, there are now some perfect solutions available to urban...

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Water-absorbing vegetation now grows on several renowned buildings in North America. just over a decade ago when it designed and developed a living roof on top of the Dearborn Truck Plant. The in New York,...

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