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Using More Wood Could Cut Carbon Emission and Fossil Fuel Use

A new study asserts that increased forest harvest could reduce global carbon emissions by up to 31 percent. More

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National Archives of France, Designed by Studio Fuksas

Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas’ sprawling complex in suburban Paris pairs stacked... More

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Smith College's Bechtel Environmental Classroom Certified as World's Fifth Living Building

Designed by Coldham & Hartman Architects, the educational facility passed all criteria for the world's most comprehensive design- and performance-based building standard. More

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Building Supercapacitors with Biochar

University of Illinois researchers develop a process of converting biochar into an... More

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The Stuff of Green Building

In the construction world, Nadav Malin believes there are two main species—diggers and climbers. While some people enjoy scaling ladders and creating structure, Malin prefers digging in the dirt.  More

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Toward Sustainable Materials

In the construction world, Nadav Malin believes there are two main species—diggers and climbers. While some people enjoy scaling ladders and creating structure, Malin prefers digging in the dirt. “I found that when I was building houses, I really loved the earthwork part of it,” says Malin, now president of BuildingGreen, Inc. “I remember almost being sad when it was time to backfill the foundation and start building up out of the ground. There’s just a connection to the materiality of earth and the things we build with that I think is almost instinctual for people.”... More

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Renew, Restore, Recycle

In Oregon’s Willamette Valley, The Allison Inn & Spa aims to cultivate the well-being of its guests and its land. More

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The 2010 Evergreen Awards: Ecommercial Honorable Mention

Forward Momentum: A mixed-use building in Portland puts its efficiency efforts in... More

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Product Review: Decking

A guide to eco-friendly options among wood, composite, and plastic decking. More

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