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Texas Builder Expands Green Multifamily Developments

As a young man, Marcus Hiles, a Dallas real estate developer and Founder of Western Rim Property Services, dreamed of developing affordable yet sustainable neighborhoods.

Mixed Use Development Earns LEED Platinum Certification

The community was awarded the designation for its excellence in three categories: location, design and green building.

EEBA: Homebuilders Dive into Water/Energy Relationships

The relationship between water usage and energy usage has been understood for about the past 10 years, but homebuilders are still struggling with techniques to reduce water use.


Sleek Outdoor Deck Style for Secure Lounging

From beautiful beaches to arid mountain ranges, sunny California enjoys a range of climates well-suited to outdoor living.

Give your old deck a new lease on life

If your deck is looking old and tired, you don’t necessarily have to settle for a new one. You can give your old deck a facelift and get a few years out of it with these deck renovation tips.

Simple ways to go green with your yardwork

When working in your yard this summer consider an embrace of a few SIMPLE practices that will allow us to look guilt free into the eyes of our once and future grandchildren.

Reduce stormwater runoff to control pollution from your home

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 80 percent of pollution to the marine environment comes from the land.

A master planned community battles California's drought with aggressive water conservation methods

One new master planned community uses drought resistance measures, home and irrigation technologies and landscaping efforts to reduce water usage below state requirements.

Growing a healthy banana tree with the help of radiant heat

Check out the safe, self-regulating, low-voltage radiant heat options to warm your home, greenhouse, banana or palm trees.

Fiber cement moving from siding to backyard decks

A technology once used exclusively for home siding is making its way to backyard decks.

10 ways to help save the planet and make your garden green (infographic)

A lot of us think that it’s the big sweeping changes that will make an impact on the care of our environment, but it’s really the little things that matter.

Eco friendly goals drive home and landscape design discussions

Resource conservation drives every customer conversation with Eco Minded Solutions, a green home builder and landscape architecture firm located in San Diego.


Landscape architects feel the pressure of SoCal water shortages

Landscape architects on the front lines of the drought in Southern California help their clients make tradeoffs for environmentally responsibly design.


Rainwater harvesting tops 2016 landscape architecture trends

Sustainable design is the big trend for residential landscapes, according to the 2016 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey.

Countdown: Top 10 News Articles of 2015

The trend for high performance homes continues to gain momentum, and our top news stories reflect your interest in creating a more comfortable, healthy and efficient home.

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