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Render of the modern square pavilion installation from the Netherlands for the Expo 2020 Dubai with transparent front facade.

Carolyn Feinstein   |   July 12, 2020

Dutch Biotope Pavilion - Solar Art

Marjan van Aubel's wants to change our relationship with solar energy. Her design for flexible, tinted solar panels for the Dutch Biotope Pavilion, have proven once again that innovation can be beautiful.

Carolyn Feinstein   |   July 12, 2020

Dutch Pavilion - Solar Art

Marjan van Aubel's wants to change our relationship with solar energy. Her design for flexible, tinted solar panels for the Dutch Biotope Pavilion, have proven once again that innovation can be beautiful.

Green Building

Evening photo of The Broad, contemporary art museum in Los Angeles, with a sculpted glass fiber reinforced concrete exterior

Carolyn Feinstein   |   July 03, 2020

Cement Just Got A Makeover

July 03, 2020

Cement is vital to our way of life, but producing it causes millions of tons of CO2 emissions every year. A new standard from the ASTM has clarified how we can reduce those emissions and make a stronger concrete.

A modern passive house with slatted sun shades, black solar roof tiles, wood siding, and a metal overhang to shade the sliding glass door.

Carolyn Feinstein   |   July 01, 2020

Passive House Design

July 01, 2020

Unlike other green building approaches, passive houses aim to reduce environmental impact using energy conservation. So forget that giant furnace and talk to your architect about a passive design.

An array of solar panels at a Lincoln Electric facility in Lincoln, Nebraska under a blue sky with wispy white clouds

Carolyn Feinstein   |   June 17, 2020

Indiana's Mega Solar Park

June 17, 2020

Solar energy production is being embraced on a large scale by developers in Indiana, with their largest solar farm set to be operational in 2022

Stone house in Denver surrounded by native trees, large boulders, and xeriscape with a gray gravel pathway

Carolyn Feinstein   |   June 12, 2020

Low Maintenance Xeriscape

June 12, 2020

Xeriscapes are low, not no, maintenance landscapes. Proper maintenance of your xeriscaped yard is simple, but will get even easier over time.

Dollhouse figurines of small girl kneeling in front of a dog and a man on a bench reading a newspaper in an outdoor courtyard

Carolyn Feinstein   |   June 11, 2020

Xeriscaping - Turf War

June 11, 2020

Of the over 9,000 species of turfgrass in the world, few are suited for a drought-tolerant xeriscape. Explore the different options to determine which one is appropriate for your landscape.

Xeriscaped sloping pathway of crushed gravel between bark and rock mulched xeric beds

Carolyn Feinstein   |   June 10, 2020

Xeriscaping - Mulch

June 10, 2020

There are a wide variety of organic and inorganic mulches available to finish off your xeriscape that function as protection, evaporation barriers, and focal points.

Crushed granite pathway through lush xeriscape with colorful blooming wildflowers and a stone well in the center

Carolyn Feinstein   |   June 09, 2020

Xeriscaping - Plant Zones

June 09, 2020

Determining plant zones, depending on the sunlight, irrigation, and wind requirements for each type of plant, will help you design your optimal xeriscape and conserve natural resources

Drip irrigation system hose close up wetting the soil next to small green seedlings

Carolyn Feinstein   |   June 08, 2020

Irrigating Your Xeriscape

June 08, 2020

The right irrigation system for your xeriscape will help conserve water, minimize maintenance, and provide just the right amount of water to your plants.

Cupped hands holding a mound of soil, signifying the importance of healthy soil for xeriscaping

Carolyn Feinstein   |   June 08, 2020

The Dirt On Xeriscaping

June 08, 2020

Plant-specific soil is vital to the health of the plants that adorn your xeriscaping. Assessment, amendment, and plant selection are vital to success.

Winding stone path surrounded by colorful native xeriscape plants and pale wood mulch

Carolyn Feinstein   |   June 05, 2020

Planning Your Xeriscaped Dream

June 05, 2020

Don't just landscape - xeriscape. We take a close look at the first principle of xeriscape - planning and design, to give you the tools to layout your perfect yard, save water, and get rid of your lawnmower.

Neighbors gathering outside a BoKlok dark grey prefabricated apartment home with a view of the terraces and greenhouse

Carolyn Feinstein   |   May 27, 2020

BoKlok - Home In A Box

May 27, 2020

BoKlok, the joint venture of IKEA and Skanska, is expanding into the UK market with their prefab homes featuring open floor plans, built with a focus on quality, sustainability and affordability.

The redesigned zero carbon emission Fire Hall 17 in Vancouver with a four story concrete exterior tower, 4 engine bays, and white metal roof

Carolyn Feinstein   |   May 26, 2020

Vancouver's Green Fire Hall

May 26, 2020

The new Fire Hall 17 is a testament to Vancouver's dedication to addressing climate change and environmentally conscious building practices. This firehouse is the first to meet Zero Carbon Building design standards.

Close up of an artificial grass lawn in the foreground of a modern home

Carolyn Feinstein   |   May 22, 2020

SYNLawn Artificial Grass

May 22, 2020

SYNLawn has developed an environmentally-friendly alternative to mowing and watering your grass with long lasting, natural looking synthetic grass that feels cool and natural between your toes.

Evening photo of The Broad, contemporary art museum in Los Angeles, with a sculpted glass fiber reinforced concrete exterior

Carolyn Feinstein   |   July 03, 2020

Cement Just Got A Makeover

July 03, 2020

Cement is vital to our way of life, but producing it causes millions of tons of CO2 emissions every year. A new standard from the ASTM has clarified how we can reduce those emissions and make a stronger concrete.

A modern passive house with slatted sun shades, black solar roof tiles, wood siding, and a metal overhang to shade the sliding glass door.

Carolyn Feinstein   |   July 01, 2020

Passive House Design

July 01, 2020

Unlike other green building approaches, passive houses aim to reduce environmental impact using energy conservation. So forget that giant furnace and talk to your architect about a passive design.

An array of solar panels at a Lincoln Electric facility in Lincoln, Nebraska under a blue sky with wispy white clouds

Carolyn Feinstein   |   June 17, 2020

Indiana Embraces Mega Solar Park

June 17, 2020

Solar energy production is being embraced on a large scale by developers in Indiana, with their largest solar farm set to be operational in 2022

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