Other stories by KJ Fields

  • Mountain Home Provides Green Installation

    Oregon’s Hood River Valley offers year-round recreational opportunities with skiing on Mt. Hood, hiking through forest lands and fishing in clear waters. Outside of Parkdale, Tom Kelly and his wife Barbara Woodford found a spot amidst this rugged setting to build a mountain home.

  • Maui Home Preserves Surrounding Beauty

    A sustainable Hawaii residence serves as a learning tool as its participates in the Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Green Building Council's LEED for Homes pilot program.

  • Communities Sharpen Their Sustainable Futures

    In 2005, the city of Northampton, Mass., got wind of a new initiative from the Washington, D.C.-based American Institute of Architects that aligned with the community’s values and direction.

  • A Historic Building Earns Two LEED Platinum Awards

    2008 Evergreen Awards Second Place Winner. If one of the original occupants of the 1928 Mutual Building in Lansing, Mich., was to walk into the space today, the experience would be both familiar and astounding.

  • A Glass Conservatory Redefines Nature Appreciation

    2008 Evergreen Awards: First Place Winner. Although green-building practices have taken hold in virtually every market sector, construction methods for conservatories haven’t changed much since the 1840s.

  • Clay-Tile Roof Conserves Resources

    A clay-tile roof provides performance and a historic aesthetic to a visitor center in Covington, La.

  • A Boston Residential Project Scales Past Convention

    A condominium project in South Boston became the first multifamily residential project in New England to earn a LEED Gold rating from the Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Green Building Council.

  • Home Renovation Models Green Living

    The Gottfried home in Oakland, Calif., earned Platinum with 106.5 out of a possible 136 points in the Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Green Building Council's LEED for Homes program.

  • Desert Museums Stress Natural Resource Dependence

    Two green museums in California educate visitors about the connection between water and life.