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Posted by on Apr 11, 2017 in Environment Posts, Fresh Trends

Can Architecture Combat Air Pollution?

Can Architecture Combat Air Pollution?

In this article, we look at how architecture can possibly combat air pollution and look at what the results of such solutions look like.  For decades scientists, urban planners and multiple other disciplines have been looking for ways to reduce air pollution in cities. Lately we’ve seen smarter cars, more bicycle paths, innovative transportation methods, and a surplus of propaganda promoting the benefits of walking whenever possible. While all...

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Posted by on Mar 19, 2017 in Environment Posts, Fresh Trends, Green Roof, Landscape architecture Posts

Green Roof Design Inspiration | 4 Awesome Projects

Green Roof Design Inspiration | 4 Awesome Projects

Article by Joanna Laska – We take a look at four terrific landscape architecture projects for green roof design inspiration.  Green roof design is probably one of the best inventions of horticulture and landscaping, that’s a fact. Not only do they have hundreds of environmental advantages but also, they can look awesome too! Green roofs – though they weren’t called that back then –existed thousands of years ago. Even...

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Posted by on Mar 9, 2017 in Environment Posts, Fresh Trends

Defining the Modern Era Of Green Homes

Defining the Modern Era Of Green Homes

In this article, we discuss the concept of green homes and how they are infiltrating the modern era. Various campaigns to use environmentally friendly items have led to creative innovations in landscaping and home design. There is now a sense of distinction to homes that are reducing their carbon footprint without losing their aesthetic appeal. Solar panels, rainwater collecting system, environmentally friendly landscaping are few of the features that...

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Posted by on Feb 25, 2017 in Environment Posts, Fresh Trends, Landscape architecture Posts

Permeable Pavement | Why We Need Permeable Pavement More Than Ever

Permeable Pavement | Why We Need Permeable Pavement More Than Ever

Article by Frank Bourque – We look at the idea of permeable pavement with industry expert Robert Bowers and investigate why we need it more than ever in the world. Could the pavement industry be on its way to a revolution? We interviewed Robert Bowers, P. Eng., LEED Green Associate and Director of Engineering at the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute, who holds the opinion that there is little choice...

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Posted by on Feb 16, 2017 in Environment Posts, Fresh Trends

Essentials For Rural Homesteading

Essentials For Rural Homesteading

In this article, we discuss the essentials for rural homesteading. The desire to “get away from it all” drives more and more people away from cities and into rural areas each year. The desire to avoid crime, pollution, congestion and a fast-paced lifestyle inspire these city-dwellers to relocate, and the news coverage of those same problems encourages most rural folks to stay put. Of course, there are some sacrifices...

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Posted by on Feb 16, 2017 in Environment Posts, Fresh Trends

Making the Exterior of Your Home Eco-Friendly

Making the Exterior of Your Home Eco-Friendly

We take a look at the exterior of your home, and how to make it eco-friendly in an otherwise non-ecofriendly world.  Our communities have never placed more emphasis on green efforts, and for good reason. With greenhouse gas emissions and constant waste harming our ecosystem, it’s our duty to find ways to make our homes and lives more eco-friendly. While many green efforts focus on the interior of a...

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