How Do Sustainable Architecture and Design Solve Society’s Problems in 2017?
Sustainable design is the principle of creating a man-made environment that fulfills the values of social, economic, and eco-friendly sustainability. Ideally, sustainable design completely eliminates negative environmental impacts. Here are a handful of society’s problems that can be addressed by sustainable design: Now that most of the world’s population lives in urban areas, feeding... Read More
How Will Sustainable Goals Drive Home Design in the New Decade?
There’s no getting around the fact that sustainable design is on the forefront of people’s’ minds, especially when it comes to construction. The ways homes and commercial buildings are built are different from those of the past, especially when you consider materials and their impact on the environment. The choices you make have a... Read More
Sustainable Architect: William Hefner
William Hefner is a Los Angeles-based sustainable architect who is well-known to his celebrity clientele such as Ed Begley Jr. Hefner’s fascination with architecture, which began during his international travel as a student, inspired his appreciation for art and design and the pursuit of his career. After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art... Read More
How to Adapt Landscape Design to Climate Change- Green Landscape Design
With so much unpredictable weather on a global scale, it is becoming the “new normal” to adapt to climate change. This can be particularly challenging when it comes to green landscape design, which is now compromised by things like heat island effect, droughts, CO2 fertilization, evapotranspiration, carbon sequestration, salt water intrusion, and ultraviolet radiation. ... Read More
Sustainable Home Designs Architecture For The Environment
For those who are trying to reduce their carbon footprint and lower their impact on the environment, sustainable home design is one of the most important aspects to consider. This is especially true for anyone who is currently planning to build a new home, or renovate one you’re living in. Many of today’s progressive designers... Read More
Sustainable Living: Tiny Homes, Huge Impact
Drive through any gentrified neighborhood in a major city these days and you’ll see the construction of McMansions, mammoth homes out of scale with the rest of their neighborhood. Here we’ll look at the opposite: tiny homes that can have a huge impact on sustainable living. Micro units are small, usually around 300 square feet.... Read More
Sustainable Living: Cork Construction, Eco-Friendly Building Materials
For anyone thinking about sustainable living, it seems impossible to believe that builders of the not-too-distant past carelessly used asbestos in the construction of homes and offices. Future generations will look back on our time in wide-eyed wonder that we built structures with unsustainable resources. But they will also note that there was a farsighted... Read More
Sustainable Design: Creating Container Homes
Here’s a guide for turning shipping containers into sustainable living homes, their prices and how to buy them: BENEFITS They’re easy to build into a home. Storage containers easily comply with building codes. Since they’re originally built for transport, they can be easily moved when they need to be. They can withstand practically any extreme... Read More
MI CASA ES SU CASA – ¡mañana!
Home is where the heart is. But unfortunately, home is more than a safe place to hang your hat, rest your head and co-habitate with family and partners—a conventional house can mean a big, dirty, expensive, environmentally destructive footprint. A new kind of structure—modular shelter housing—may be the building of the future. Yes, any existing... Read More
The Best Window Treatments for Energy Savings
Going beyond privacy issues, sustainable living window treatments can be a very affordable alternative to installing full-out window replacements in order to get the best possible energy efficiency out of your windows, which are notorious energy leaks. From DIY to premade solutions, you definitely want to cover your windows when it comes to cutting costs... Read More