Author: Susan DeFreitas


A Sustainable Net Zero Hotel…In The Desert

It wasn’t so long ago we brought you word of  Chengdu Tianfu District Great City, a green “city within a city” planned for Chengdu, China. Great City is a project intended to respond to the problem of overburdened infrastructure in… Read More
Sally Dominguez, Rainwater HOG inventor

The Aussie Solution For Rainwater Harvesting In The City

When you’ve got your green building innovation installed in the backyard of U.S. Green Building Council founder David Gottfried, you know you’re doing something right. The innovation is the HOG rainwater harvesting system, and the inventor is Australian architect Sally… Read More
Method, Paradigm, Greenbuild

This Little Green Dream Home Could Be Yours

San Francisco was recently the scene of a convergence of players in the green building field from around the country and around the world for the Greenbuild 2012 international conference and summit. We brought you word of Saint-Gobain’s speed-dating startup… Read More
Vertical Farm, San Diego

A Vertical Farm For San Diego

It wasn’t so long ago we brought you word of the Plantagon, that ingenious Swedish innovation designed to bring large-scale urban agriculture to new and existing buildings on the vertical axis. Brandon Martella appears to have designed something along those… Read More