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Enhanced Building Performance Areas for Improvement

Enhanced Building Performance for a Greener Future

May 14, 2015 |

In 1998, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) developed Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), which is a system for rating the sustainability of new buildings. These ratings are...

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Urban Agriculture

It’s an issue that has plagued every major city around the world. Food deserts exist in every major city of the country, especially in low income neighborhoods. What Are Food Deserts? The United States Department...

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According to the World Bank, the urban population accounts for 3.5 billion people and is expected to reach 5 billion by 2030, with two thirds of the global population living in cities. This phenomenon, which...

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Most people don’t think of things like dirt on a daily basis. But the truth is, dirt – more specifically, soil – is tied closely to the health of your food, the health of the environment, and...

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Bacon is delicious. I’ll admit that. But it’s also fatty, salty, and almost devoid of any important nutrients. In addition to other red meat products, bacon is an epidemic in our society; we consume billions...

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Urban Planning & Design

Sustainable London Projects

2 Innovative and Sustainable London Projects

May 7, 2015 |

London isn’t only the main financial European hub – it’s also one of the most innovative and sustainability-oriented cities of the “Old Continent.” Indeed, many at PowerHouse Growers have been following how...

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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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