Other stories by Charlotte O'Malley

  • An Underground New York City Park

    Dan Barasch's dream is to build the world's first underground park, and there's no location more deserving than New York City. Barasch and James Ramsey are developing the Lowline, an underground greenspace the size of a football field.

  • Shipping Container Homes That Don't Skimp on Style

    Sarah House Utah is a small, non-profit organization dedicated to implementing innovative, affordable housing solutions via shipping containers in the Salt Lake region.

  • A Net-Zero Prefabricated Home Collection

    Award-winning prefabricated home manufacturer Deltec Homes has started construction on the first net-zero home from their Renew Collection.

  • The First LEED Certified NFL Stadium Makes Its Debut

    The Chicago Bears stole the 49ers' thunder on Sunday night with a 28-20 win in the first game to be played at LEED Gold certified Levi's Stadium.

  • The 50 Happiest Small Towns in America

    Movoto identified places across the U.S. with a population of 40,000 to 61,000 and ranked them according to "joy-inducing criteria" including crime rate, income, home ownership, walkability, and other stress-related factors.

  • Top 25 Eco-Friendly Football Schools

    Using pre-season results of AP's Top 25 NCAA Football poll as a base, SaveOnEnergy.com compares five metrics to identify the top-ranking eco-friendly football colleges.

  • Yea or Nay on Bottle Bills?

    Only 10 U.S. states have bottle bills in place, with deposits ranging from 5 cents to 15 cents depending on the beverage. Do you think bottle bills promote civic responsibility by force of habit? Should more states should put bottle bills in place?

  • A Redesign of EPA's Safer Product Label

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released four prospective designs for a new DfE Safer Product Label. You can comment on the EPA's press release to vote for you favorite choice until October 31st.

  • A Clean and Green Award-Winning Remodel

    Architect Todd Ray of Studio Twenty Seven Architecture remodeled his own home in Arlington, Va., to be LEED Platinum-certified and full of light-filled, highly livable space.

  • Top 10 States for Solar Capacity

    The solar revolution is upon us. Installations are high (Q114 solar installation numbers were the second highest in the history of the market), prices have decreased considerably, and people are starting to see the considerable savings.