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  • Arcosanti is an Experiment in Urban Implosion

    Focusing on compact urban planning, Arcosanti is a living laboratory for an anti-sprawl city.

  • Answering Nature’s Call

    The New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo saw the potential in ordinary, everyday facilities when it developed its eco-friendly restroom.

  • O'Hare Incorporates Sustainability Into Its Renovation

    To accommodate the passenger load and improve the airport, Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley presented the O’Hare Modernization Program (OMP) in 2003 as a vision for building a 21st century airport.

  • Sky Vegetables

    SKY VEGETABLES, MADISON, WIS., is an urban-agriculture firm that uses a sustainable model to farm produce on grocery-store rooftops.

  • Back Yard Shed Is Transformed Into Home Office

    A homeowner converts a shed into a home office in Santa Fe, N.M., and employs many green elements.

  • Development Implements Waterwise Landscaping

    Amelia Park Development, Fernandina Beach, Fla., implemented water-wise landscaping in a residential development.

  • Retailer Embraces Sustainable Practices

    When outdoor apparel company nau asked Skylab Architecture, Portland, Ore., to design its stores, principal architect Jeff Kovel, AIA, took on the challenge with utmost care for the environment.

  • Building Reflects Life Inside

    More than 800 free-flying tropical and native butterflies dart about the Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden, Rochester, N.Y. Part of the Strong National Museum of Play’s $37 million expansion, the garden’s unique roof spans are reminiscent of butterflies’ graceful wings, making the facility itself an...

  • A Job-Site Trailer Receives Green Makeover

    An eco-friendly makeover will ensure the Green Trailer consumes a fraction of the energy of a typical construction-site trailer while providing a more pleasant user experience.

  • Mixed-Use Community Serves As Model For Others

    In a world growing ever more environmentally conscious, mixed-use communities create a sense of belonging, promote a healthier lifestyle and embrace the latest sustainableprinciples.