Tagged: sustainable building

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Arcollab – A New Architecture Firm is Launched

The founders of Bork Design, Inc. and Hall Smith Office, two award-winning and long-standing architecture firms in Georgia, have combined their expertise and created Architectural Collaborative LLC., branded as Arcollab. Principals Lori Bork Newcomer, Joseph Smith, and Gabriel Comstock will lead the new firm, located in...

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Construction with Recycled Plastic Bottles

In this video from Samarpan Foundation a unique building process is presented. With the use of recycled plastic bottles and fishing net, affordable housing is being constructed for impoverished communities and disaster areas across India, Nepal and Africa. The construction is done without the use of any steel...

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Trump Administration Could Set Back Green Building

A group of influential architects and green-building advocates have expressed concerns about the future of the sustainable building movement under the administration of President Donald Trump. These concerns were recently brought to light in an article published in the Architectural Record: What the New Administration Could...

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US Open Goes Sustainable

In our search for all things green, recycled and sustainable, we came across this interesting post about the U.S. Open on Vetrazzo’s blog. The U.S. Open organization and the United States Tennis Association have been diligently working to lessen the environmental impact of the event. With initiatives...

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U.S. Green Building Council LA Introduces BuildSMART

U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Los Angeles introduced BuildSMART – the Sustainable Materials and Resources Trailer. BuildSMART provides education on sustainable building by demonstrating applied sustainable building techniques and illustrating their benefits. The trailer is a mobile learning resource that demonstrates a healthy, sustainable living and working...

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Green Retirement Communities on the Rise

When most people think of environmentalism and sustainable living, they picture young, self-righteous hipsters, or at the very least, it is the younger generation in general pushing to reduce everyone’s carbon footprint. However, many of us tend to forget that environmentalism had been an issue in...