Tag: rainwater collection

The Crystal Forest concept makes extensive use of greenery in its adaptive reuse modules. Image via Except.

Except Co-op: A Crystal Forest In Every Warehouse

Over the last few decades, as industrialization has waned in many parts of the Western world, hundreds of shuttered factories and warehouses have been renovated as new mixed-used facilities or tourist attractions. The vast majority of these adaptive reuse projects,… Read More
Artist's rendering of the completed Javits Center renovations, including 292,000 square foot green roof. Image via FXFOWLE.

New York’s Javits Center Installing Green Roof

In New York City, bigger is almost always considered better. So why not add one of the world’s biggest green roofs to the Big Apple’s list of attractions? The Jacob K. Javits Center, the city’s largest convention space, located in… Read More

Every Roof Tells A Story At Tokyo School

One of the difficulties of designing a solar-heated building is maintaining comfort levels in different parts of the structure as the sun moves through the sky. Then there is the issue of various rooms requiring more windows than others, thereby… Read More
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S.C. HGTV Dream Home Earns LEED Platinum Rating

Winning a 3,000-square-foot, three-story home in a lush coastal-resort would be a truly grand prize for just about anyone. What makes this house a dream come true, however, is its LEED Platinum certification and the long list of environmental features… Read More