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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 25, 2017 in Fresh Trends

3 Lighting Innovations to Look out for Over the Next 5 Years

3 Lighting Innovations to Look out for Over the Next 5 Years

We take a moment to look at 3 lighting innovations to look out for over the next 5 years and see just how bright our future really looks.  There have been several lighting innovations that is set to disrupt the electrical industry. The widespread commercialisation of commercial LED high-bays energy supplies and reducing carbon emissions to advancements in lumens output that will improve the aesthetics in building and interior....

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Posted by on Feb 20, 2017 in Fresh Trends, Landscape architecture Posts

Streetscape | 5 of the Best Projects Today for Design Inspiration

Streetscape | 5 of the Best Projects Today for Design Inspiration

Article by Kurt Longland – We take a look at 5 awesome projects for streetscape design inspiration, covering some of the world’s most unique and interesting landscape architecture projects.  So it’s the time of year when one project has been completed and another is under way, and as such you learn that your new task is to design a streetscape … whatever that means. Once you realize that it...

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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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