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  • 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.

  • Permeable Pavers From Boral Bricks

    The company’s new permeable pavers allow water to drain through the surface, reducing runoff. The 4-inch-by-8-inch pavers are notched every 3 inches around their perimeter to create six rectangular voids that mate together to form a 1-inch-by-7/8-inch opening and a 12% void area per square foot...

  • Aldo Leopold Foundation Wins FSC Award

    THE FOREST STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL-US , Washington, D.C., awarded its third annual Designing & Building with FSC Award to the Baraboo, Wis.-based Aldo Leopold Foundation for the Aldo Leopold Legacy Center headquarters building.

  • Permeable Brick Pavers by Pine Hall Brick

    The manufacturer’s permeable brick pavers enable storm water to filter into the soil instead of draining into streams and rivers, and satisfy state and local storm-water management requirements, the maker says. The company says its pavers are easier to install than some because there are only...

  • Permeable Pavers by Belgard

    The company’s permeable pavers are made of concrete and separated by joints filled with small stones. Water enters the joints between the pavers and filters through crushed stone layers; the water, minus the filtered-out pollutants, is absorbed into the soil. The pavers can be used for patios...

  • Home Depot Foundation Award Runner-Up: Matthei Place

    Matthei Place offers low- and moderate-income dwellers green amenities at affordable prices.

  • Case Study: Home Depot Foundation Award Runner-Up: Rental Project

    A runner-up in the Home Depot Foundation Awards' Rental Project category, Solara is 95% powered by solar photovoltaic energy.

  • Smart Steps to Water-Conserving Landscaping

    Smart steps to water-conserving landscapes.

  • 14-Unit Housing Community in Blacksburg, Va., Combines Affordability and Energy Efficiency

    Community Housing Partners’ award-winning neighborhood brings community education and sustainable performance to affordable housing.

  • K2Urbancorp Offers LEED-Certified Homes in Tallahassee, FL, traditional neighborhood development

    Mass-media showcases of green building would lead some to believe that sustainability is achieved only in ultra-modern, ultra-high-end, glass-and-steel homes and high rises. But as certification programs continue to proliferate, more and more communities are popping up in traditional styles and...