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When Good Intentions Go Bad

Wood chosen for its environmentally preferable properties is rotting in Make It Right homes in New Orleans, sparking debate about the use of new—and green—building materials. More

Making It Right and Making it Affordable
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Making It Right and Making it Affordable

High-performance buildings should not be seen as too complicated, too expensive,... More

Case Study: Starting Over in the Lower Ninth Ward
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Case Study: Starting Over in the Lower Ninth Ward

The Make It Right Foundation seeks a better approach to creating sustainable... More

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New Accolades in New Orleans

The kudos for Make It Right New Orleans, the post-Hurricane Katrina housing initiative launched by Brad Pitt, continue to roll in. More

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EcoBriefs -- Fall 2009
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The Week in Green: Oct. 3-9

A roundup of green building news, including a new report that says green construction is not always more costly and the U.K.’s greenest house. More

Make It Right Foundation Rebuilds Hope in New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward
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Make It Right Foundation Rebuilds Hope in New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward

150 single-family and duplex homes offer a sustainable safe haven for residents... More

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The Week in Green: March 23-27

A roundup of green building news, including green products growing strong and Brad Pitt homes attract Code Council attention. More

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New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward to Get 150 Affordable and Sustainable Homes

Actor Brad Pitt, who has called New Orleans his adopted home since the city was ravaged by 2005’s Hurricane Katrina, and Tinseltown producer Steve Bing have pledged an astonishing $10 million to help rebuild the Lower Ninth Ward of the Crescent City. The donation, which will benefit the Pitt-assembled “Make It Right” project, will help build a 150-home community that will be affordable, sustainable, and built on stilts. More

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