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Green Buildings & Architecture

Are you intrigued by the Joneses and want to know what they’re up to? If they’re like many forward-thinking homeowners then the Joneses are greening their home for better re-sale value this spring. Those that care about their investments are making the shift to renovate or buy green houses. Green building is more than a...

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As an authority on organic architecture, Eric Corey Freed has built his credibility in many capacities. His passion and enthusiasm make it easy to create a diverse platform from which he can communicate his message. Here we’ve put together a snap shot of the many facets Eric uses to provide green building solutions. 1.       Architect...

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37 Reasons to Want a Green Roof

February 21, 2014 |

If you’ve been following along it might seem like we’ve become a bit obsessed with green roofs. The truth is that sustainable green roof projects are one of the most economically feasible and environmentally friendly ways to integrate urban agriculture and vegetation into design and development – either new or existing. With plenty of full...

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Duncan, British Columbia, a city known for its heritage is now on the forefront of eco-living, despite centering the Cowichan Valley’s relatively small population of about 76,000. In the heart of this evolving city, Brant Weninger is developing a 20,000-square foot residential-commercial project that is meeting the highest level of green standards including the addition...

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Imagine a city where the concrete jungle fades into a natural, abundant environment. Sound too far fetched? Frank Lloyd Wright didn’t think so and neither does Eric Corey Freed. Wright saw design elements as symbiotic compliments to humans and their environment, coining the term “Organic Architecture” to describe this practice. Eric has since borrowed the...

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A green roof has a surface-level beauty that any admirer can appreciate. However, the remarkable measure of designing, planning, execution, and maintenance that must be performed make green roofs a veritable art-form. Given the amount of work that goes into developing green roofs, it’s no wonder that there has been an increase in the number...

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Efficiency is about saving resources. These resources can include, time, money, human labor and raw materials. Being more efficient is something we all strive for in life. Often there are organic life forms that do what we want to achieve but have evolved millions of years to achieve this goal. Some of these things can...

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In a world fueled by consumerism, pollution is at an all-time high. One of the most commonly produced materials is plastic. Bottled waters alone account for up to 1.5 million tons of plastic waste per year, and although the high quality plastic used is ideal for recyclers, over 80 percent of these containers are simply...

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One of the most innovative trends in the Green Building Industry today is the application of biomimicry principles to the design process. Biomimicry is an emerging field in which nature is used as a model in the design of new materials, structures, and processes. In the simplest terms, someone practicing biomimicry considers a solution to...

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There has been much valid research performed over the last couple decades about the health, economic, social, and environmental benefits of buildings incorporating plants and greenery into urban spaces – especially into commercial and residential buildings. Residents and inhabitants of the buildings feel better and perform better when exposed to more natural elements. Not to mention...

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