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Category Archives: Green roofs
It’s not often that you see a skyscraper design that thinks outside the box here in the United States, but I must admit the proposed Spiral in New York City is an eye-catcher. This handsome tower incorporates a stunning … Continue reading
The “Bilbao effect” (also known as the ‘Guggenheim effect’) pertains to the cause and effect (causal) relationship that occurred when a single world-class project became the catalyst for reviving this once gritty, economically distressed, post-industrial city. The opening of architect Frank Geary’s masterful Guggenheim Museum in 1997 … Continue reading
Below is a chart created by Clean Edge that lists all 50 states by their overall clean energy ranking. The comprehensive rankings are based on 70 indicators. Check it out and see how your state stacks up.
According to the 2010 Clean Energy Patent Growth Index, the following states were the top 10 producers of patents for clean energy applications in the United States: California: 207 patents Michigan: 192 patents New York: 100 patents Illinois: 37 patents … Continue reading
Anyone who grew up in my era should remember the old Ford advertising slogan of “Ford has a better idea” with a lightbulb as the visual image. I tended to be particularly familiar with Ford because my grandfather ran a … Continue reading
While we are all thinking green with St. Patrick’s Day approaching, here’s a post on the fascinating green roof trend in building design and landscape architecture. Green roofs are an increasingly exciting and environmentally friendly feature in new building … Continue reading