Category Archives: Green Building

“Neighborhoods Go Green” – The Warf: Southwest Waterfront, DC

Last week I wrote about my time at a panel discussion and reception put on by the U.S. Green Building Council to promote the “Neighborhoods Go Green” exhibit (in town until April, 21st at the American Institute of Architects). There were a few local projects discussed by the panel, but for me the one that…

LEED for Neighborhood Development – “Neighborhoods Go Green” comes to DC

Even if you are uber passionate about “Green” initiatives and philosophies, you might be growing fatigued of the term “Green”, as well as some of it’s common counterparts. With “Green wash” marketing inundating us everyday fatigue is not the only thing setting in, but increasing skepticism as well. On Monday I attended a panel discussion…

The First Passive House Comes to DC

View more news videos at: http://www.nbcwashington.com/video. Rather than wait on the sidelines for a buyer Peabody Architects of Alexandria has teamed up with O’Neil Development of Gaithersburg to bring the first Passive House to the DC area, building on speculation that a buyer will come. Personally, I love that they are doing this and I…

Eco Housing – Why Bigger Is Not Better (via CNN)

A video from CNN that I felt was worth reposting. Folks are really out there doing this stuff, discount and doing so in an economical fashion. Tax breaks and subsidies are still playing a role in that calculation, but the gap is narrowing more everyday as more and more eco friendly practices enter into the…

Has "Modular" come Full Circle?

In the post war building boom “Modular” homes began to earn their reputation. Did they provide shelter? Yes, viagra 100mg well for the most part, but that was about it. Modular has come to be associated with “trailer” homes, functional at best, and prime tornado bait. What is unfortunate is that this stigma may be…