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A Blue Zone is a term used to identify a demographic or geographic area in the world where people live considerably  longer lives. In each of these areas, the rate of centenarians (residents over the age of 100) is ten times greater...

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Peter Rumsey, one of the first green building engineers to design net zero buildings in the US, has a long history of championing energy efficiency combined with technologies such as radiant  heating and cooling systems...

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We’ve all  read articles on green buildings, green infrastructure, and green policies. So what is Green Real Estate? Green Real Estate is a renovation or new construction (of a home or building) built while keeping the biological...

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Exclusive, rustic luxury vacation resorts nestled in the Pacific Northwest are few and far between. Here is your introduction to a 5 acre Island in a setting that’s as exclusive as it gets.  Vacation island exclusivity with the...

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One of the deepest needs as humans we have is for a sense of control. When we feel as though we are not in control, the experience is a powerful and uncomfortable reaction. We are...

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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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With so much entertaining online content catching our attention, it’s no wonder we’re becoming fickle even when selecting our reading material. Lists are increasingly popular because people are looking for short reads, summaries, and introductions to new...

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Urban planning in today’s environment requires new thinking. The old way of doing things is simply not sustainable. This is why some of the top ranked healthy cities in the world such as Vancouver, BC...

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Cities are complex and intricate systems that face a mix of challenges when it comes to decisions about development. As cities continue to grow, so too does the need for the sustainably integrated infrastructure, improved...

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In many regions throughout North America, green technology is becoming the fastest growing sector of the economy. The field of green technology encompasses many different products and services within various industries like transportation, waste management,...

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