Sustainability

Students From Texas and Germany Team Up for Solar Decathlon 2015

The result is the NexusHaus, which combines the aesthetics of German design and passive design principles into a home for Austin.

The innovative design NexHaus, created by a team of students from University of Texas in Austin, Texas and Technische Universität München in Germany for the Solar Decathlon, is on display at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, California, from October 8-11 and 15-18.

Horticultural Happy Hour

Basil – Ocimum spp. Photo credit hortchat.com In our last Green Team post, we discussed the potential threat of the voracious Phragmite reed to our wetlands and how to contain it. Now, we focus on a host of plants with more pleasant prospects to help fend off summer’s heat. Looking to cool down this summer? We invite you to seek respite…

Remembering the Life and Work of Ecological Artist Jackie Brookner

Jackie Brookner was a pioneering ecological artist, designer, writer and educator. Here, she is remembered for her passionate work with ecologists, design professionals, and communities on water remediation/landscape restoration for parks and wetlands, among many other projects.

Jackie Brookner was a pioneering ecological artist, designer, writer and educator. Here, she is remembered for her passionate work with ecologists, design professionals, and communities on water remediation/landscape restoration for parks and wetlands, among many other projects.

The Ten Greenest Buildings of 2015

The winning projects from the 2015 Committee on the Environment Top Ten Green Projects awards display a commitment to sustainable design.

The winning projects from the 2015 Committee on the Environment Top Ten Green Projects awards display a commitment to sustainable design.

Water Pore Partnership’s Brilliant Idea to Save Las Vegas from Drought

Architects and planners are often eager to shepherd infrastructure into the shadows of a city. Amy Mielke and Caitlin Gucker-Kanter Taylor advocate for the opposite—revitalizing Las Vegas’s stressed water supply and putting it in plain sight for all to experience.

Architects and planners are often eager to shepherd infrastructure into the shadows of a city. Amy Mielke and Caitlin Gucker-Kanter Taylor advocate for the opposite—revitalizing Las Vegas’s stressed water supply and putting it in plain sight for all to experience.