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No. 59, September 2007

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No. 59, September 2007

Sustainable Living in California

Turko Semmes is a licensed general contractor from San Luis Obispo County, California, and one of the foremost experts in straw-bale building techniques. A graduate from the Architecture Department of Cal Poly State University in 1978 with a degree in Construction Engineering, he has been self-employed since that time, running…
The Last Straw
August 1, 2013
No. 59, September 2007

Sustainable Design Can Forge Stronger Communities

Reprinted with permission from Residential Architect magazine, November 2005. We live in disconnected times. We occupy space but know little about it. Instead of joining communities or neighborhoods, we buy houses and make real estate investments. Sustainable design offers us the chance to rekindle these lost connections, to rebuild knowledge…
Tim Beatley
July 31, 2013

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