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Green Buildings & Architecture

We have come a long way in our image of sustainable development, but we are often left at odds when agreeing to how ecological construction is defined. For example, the Commerzbank in Frankfurt and the Earthships in New Mexico illustrate two very different views on what sustainable architecture should look like. Many such as myself,...

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Earthship Biotecture, sounds and often looks like it could have emerged from a science fiction novel. But the true marvel in these structures may be the answer to a sustainable future. Earthships are a unique design for self-sustaining buildings. Michael Reynolds, the architect and creator of this concept provides society with this tangible outline on...

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As a society we need to set and stick to sustainable goals. Pollution is an overwhelming threat to humanity that not enough people take seriously. Around three million people die every year from environmental factors. Do you know how many of those environmental issues pertain directly to construction? Listed below are few that you may have not considered:...

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In a nutshell, a green roof is simply vegetation on a rooftop. Certainly it’s more complex than that however, the premise of a green roof is rather simple. The green space that was previously taken away by the construction of a dwelling is now being replaced with a new green space atop that dwelling’s roof....

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Architects create buildings that stand years after the’re gone and in a way, those buildings become a piece of history as it ages. In a Willmott Dixon article they suggest that this process is such a profound notion, we should take notice and utilize our knowledge of materials and technology to help better the future...

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Green infrastructure is the method of integrating vegetation into the built environment to enhance the building envelope for social, economic, and environmental benefits. This market is growing rapidly as new research and experience show us the tremendous value this practice has to offer when setting a goal for achieving sustainable urban design. The green infrastructure industry came to be...

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The most arresting feature of the newly constructed One World Trade Center is it’s reflective surface, which mirrors the lush greens of the memorial lawns below, and the serene blue of the sky above. This design element creates the illusion that the building itself is a vertical nature-scape. And, it serves as the first hint...

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Baltimore has taken tremendous steps to become a greener city. In 2007, legislation was passed by city council that would require that all new buildings and large renovations within city limits receive a minimum rating of silver under the LEED standard for green buildings or a green certification equivalent to the LEED qualifications.  The city...

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7 Hats of Eric Corey Freed

April 7, 2014 |

Eric Corey Freed, Founder of the organicARCHITECT has the passion and enthusiasm that give him a great platform to communicated his message from. Here we’ve put together a snap shot of the many facets Eric uses to provide green building solutions. Here are the many hats of Eric Corey Freed: 1. Architect 2. Speaker 3. Author 4....

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Health, economic, social, and environmental benefits of incorporating more plants and greenery into urban spaces, and commercial and residential buildings. Pasona HQ, Tokyo, Japan Vancouver Convention Centre’s West Building, Vancouver, BC Semiahmoo Library, South Surrey, BC Gutman Visitation Center, Jerusalem, Israel Nanyang Technological University, Singapore California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, California Shenzhen Asian Cairn...

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