Author: Susan DeFreitas

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Passive House Doors, Made In The USA

Structures in the U.S. built to Passive House standards typically make use of a lot of materials and systems from Europe, where the uber-efficient, hyper-insulated system of building is more common. But now, builders have a door option for Passive… Read More

Smart Tech For Scaled-Up Urban Agriculture

It has been estimated that by 2050, as much as 80 percent of the earth’s population will reside in cities. Considering that, by conservative estimates, the total population will total 2 billion, the question is, how are we going to… Read More

A Futuristic, Net Positive City For Turkey

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan intends to dig a new canal between the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara. This giant feat of engineering, currently on track for completion in 2023, will produce a giant pile of dirt,… Read More
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EPA Cracks Down On Dirty Trailer Park Operations

Trailer parks across the state of Pennsylvania have run afoul of the law, literally. According to the U.S. Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), a chain of trailer parks across the state has exhibited a pattern of serious, repeated violations of… Read More
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Perkins + Will Surpasses 150 LEED-Certified Mark

Not many architecture firms can say they’ve designed more than 150 LEED-certified structures. But not many architecture firms have 23 locations scattered across the USA and Canada and around the world. The leading global design firm of Perkins + Will… Read More