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sustainable living - The Last Straw

No. 62, Winter 2014

Healthy Living, Healthy Building

Twelve years ago I had never even heard of building with straw.  I lived in a four-bedroom colonial house in a subdivision in Maryland.  The conventional American Dream – good job, big house, nice cars, the monthly lawn service, the health club membership, 24/7 access to shopping … Then on…
Elaine Brett
January 11, 2014
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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