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How Do You Preserve Yet Green an Historic Place?

Posted by Christina B. Farnsworth

Nov 25, 2014 11:22:00 AM

How do you preserve yet green up an historic place? The Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center for Lincoln’s Cottage in Washington, D.C., offers visitors a “Self-Guided Eco-Tour” to show how the National Trust for Historic Preservation spearheaded efforts to bring an early nineteenth-century building into the 21st century.

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Build a Green Roof

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Nov 24, 2014 11:28:45 AM

ALMOST EVERYONE HAS heard about green roofs, but from what we’ve seen, it’s usually show homes and commercial properties that actually go the distance and put in a green roof.In Germany, 40% of new roofs being built are vegetative, compared with .25% here in the U.S. One obstacle is the perceived price. Another is lack of familiarity. That’s why we decided to run this DIY-style piece—to introduce you to the basic concepts of a garden roof.

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Dee Williams Explains How to Dream Big and Live Small

Posted by Christina B. Farnsworth

Nov 24, 2014 9:17:34 AM

We often write about little houses. Dee Williams small house choices might seem extreme, but the beauty in small and the truth of her TED talk are well worth paying attention to.

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If Care About Climate Change Rivaled Sports...

Posted by Christina B. Farnsworth

Nov 21, 2014 3:42:31 PM

What if we did care about the environment and climate change as much as most people do about sports?

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Ecomagination: Eating on a Green Roof

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Nov 21, 2014 12:00:00 AM

New York's green roofs do more than add a splash of green to the urban habitat. They also provide a crucial stopping ground and habitat for birds flying through. Researcher Dustin Partridge tracks the insect life on roofs throughout New York to see if the roofs are providing food sources for the birds.

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