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    The billions in the stimulus package earmarked for roads is the largest investment in the federal highway system since its creation. But it merely paves over a problem instead of solving it.

  • We Don't Need More Housing, We Need Smarter Housing

    The NAHB says the best way to kick-start the economy is to build more housing. But we've already got enough right now. Instead, let's make development a smarter, more-sustainable business.

  • On the Surface

    A new generation of eco-friendly paints can absorb pollution, offer insulation, and even collect solar energy.

  • Into the Wild

    To understand sustainability, designers need to explore the outdoors.

  • Tear Down This Wall

    There are many reasons why building a wall to separate the U.S. and Mexico won't work.

  • Shooting Green

    What's the best way to photograph a green building?

  • Is Bigger Better?

  • Devising Walls

    Construction has been called a “dynamically conservative industry”—it works hard to stay in the same place. Nowhere is this more evident than in the basic module of both residential and commercial building: the stud wall.

  • Visible Green

    Green building strategies often seem complicated and confusing, but really they fall into two simple categories: those that affect visible design and those that do not.

  • The Good, The Bad ...

    Advocates of the environment claim that designing a building that looks good but wastes resources is like putting lipstick on a pig—an argument that seems to be winning as green becomes more mainstream.