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9 Green Products to Color Your World
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9 Green Products to Color Your World

Today we're showcasing building products that are actually green. Somebody pinch us! Read more

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Planted Wall from Livewall Planted Wall from Livewall

The Livewall system features built-in nozzles for integrated mist irrigation. Read more

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The Sustainable Sites Initiative Looks at the Possibilities of Creating Restorative Landscapes The Sustainable Sites Initiative Looks at the Possibilities of Creating Restorative Landscapes

The Sustainable Sites Initiative elevates the importance of landscape. Read more

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Natural Swimming Pools Can Offer Lower Operating and Energy Costs Natural Swimming Pools Can Offer Lower Operating and Energy Costs

The newest pools are awash in bacteria-eating microbes, not chlorine. Read more

Blanco Solon Compost System
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Blanco Solon Compost System

The Solon compost system allows homeowners to more easily and discreetly store... Read more

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RainShine House, Decatur, Ga.

As an exercise in green design, this LEED Platinum–certified house puts a check in every column: passive solar, active solar, rainwater collection, natural daylighting and ventilation, energy-efficient electrical and mechanical systems, resource-conserving materials, a tight building envelope, low-VOC finishes, and no-irrigation landscaping. What got the attention of our judges, though, was that its environmental ethos also yields a thoroughly pleasing aesthetic experience. Read more

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Case Study: West Basin Off-Grid House, Santa Fe, N.M.

Designed in three separate structures, this 5,000-square-foot home integrates with and blends into the surrounding desert landscape. Read more

Native Landscaping Benefits Environment
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Native Landscaping Benefits Environment

Drawn to the coast for its natural beauty and wildlife, yet increasingly... Read more

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