Other stories by Charlotte O'Malley

  • Top 10 Plants for Living Roofs

    A green roof can help regulate a home's temperature year-round, but you need to choose plants that can rough it.

  • 10 Striking LEED-Certified Public Projects

    These 10 beautiful and sustainable community buildings send a strong message of resilience, health, and innovation to their community.

  • States Where Average Electricity Costs Could Electrify Your Wallet

    The Electric Power Monthly report released last month by the U.S. Energy Information Administration details energy consumption, and the average retail price of electricity to customers in every U.S. state monthly and annually from 2007 to May 2014. Which states and regions saw the biggest price...

  • Market Drivers and Challenges Toward Healthier Buildings

    Building design has far-reaching impacts on the health and well-being of occupants. A new SmartMarket Report by McGraw Hill Construction with AIA reveals the driving factors and barriers to considering health in building design and construction.

  • Market Drivers and Challenges Toward Healthier Buildings

    Building design has far-reaching impacts on the health and well-being of occupants. A new SmartMarket Report by McGraw Hill Construction with AIA reveals the driving factors and barriers to considering health in building design and construction.

  • Top 30 Cities for Green Building Adoption, Commercial Office Market

    CBRE's inaugural Green Building Adoption Index benchmarks how the 30 largest commercial office markets in the U.S. rank for adoption of "green" space.

  • 2014's Greenest Cities and States

    The 2014 U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index from research firm Clean Edge tracks clean tech progress by state, and in the 50 largest metro areas.

  • Top 10 Towns for Families

    Family Circle and Onboard Informatics identify the top 10 towns for families by comparing four metrics: median income, median home price, the percentage of households with children, and GreatSchools rankings. An interactive Google Map provides a drilldown of the four metrics in each location.

  • Top States and Cities Exposed to Storm Surge Damage

    CoreLogic's 2014 Storm Surge Report estimates the number of single-family homes exposed to storm surge damage as a result of hurricanes, as well as the estimated cost of reconstruction. Our interactive map breaks out one section of the report--top states with the most homes at risk for damage.

  • Nine Award-Winning Adaptive Reuse Projects

    These stunning adaptive reuse projects received recognition in the Remodeling Design Awards.