Trump Reverses Obama’s Mortgage Fee Cuts on First Day. Soon after Donald Trump was sworn in as president, his administration undid one of Barack Obama’s last-minute economic-policy actions: a mortgage-fee cut under a government program that’s popular with first-time home
Its up to building owners. The business benefits of healthier buildings are driving increased attention across the design and construction industry to factors impacting physical, social and mental health and well-being. NEW YORK –Building owners, developers, managers and investors in the
CARBON DIOXIDE (CO2) Carbon dioxide is an odorless gas and a minor constituent of the air we breathe. It comprises only .03 % (300 parts per million, or PPM) of the atmosphere but is vitally important to all life on
My buddy Jeff and I recently spent a week volunteering with an organization called Los Tecnicos that is building a number of small, sustainable, off-the-grid houses about an hour outside of Bogota in a town called Choachi. These homes are
The benefits of living and working in green buildings run further than feeling good about their low environmental impacts. Many features encouraged by rating systems such as LEED, which promotes daylighting, access to views, and natural, non-toxic building materials, have
This week, the Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (MUFI) revealed its plans for the first Sustainable Urban Agrihood in the North End.
Wait, an agrihood? It’s an alternative neighborhood growth model, positioning agriculture as the centerpiece of a mixed-use development. There are some agrihoods around the country, but in rural areas. This is the first within a city.
MUFI’s agrihood spans three acres on Brush Street, a few blocks up from East Grand Boulevard. MUFI runs a successful two-acre garden, a 200-tree fruit orchard, and a children’s sensory garden. They provide free produce to the neighborhood, churches, food pantries, and more.
like it even has to?!??!? California just became the fourth state to pass a law making it legal to swap seeds and collect them in non-commercial libraries. Itâ€™s Now Legal to Share Seeds in California. Free seed libraries, swaps, and exchanges increase access to local food and can play a large role in both expanding and preserving biodiversity. Yet for almost 80 years, these non-commercial operations have been running afoul of the law.
The Earthship academy sessions have graduated a wide variety of students, who now reside in many different locales all over the globe. Many of them eventually try their hand at building their own Earthship structures in their own communities, using
Earthship 360 is an educational and research organization providing sustainable buildings for residential, commercial and government use. Home Builders, General Contractor.Â Doylestown and Bucks County, PA. New Standards Beyond Buildings.Â Shifting notions of sustainability have firms and their clients struggling to keep
World Green Building Week is the flagship event of the global green building movement – organised by the World Green Building Council and led by its network of 74 Green Building Councils and their 27,000 member companies. The week raises