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Buyers Remorse for a Green Home?

While green design is touted across the design and build spectrum as the wave of the future, the real proof is in the proverbial pudding; it’s only in the last decade that homeowners have had the chance to evaluate whether their decision to build – or buy – a green home was worth the extra […]

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Affordable Net-Zero Energy Homes?!

Does the term “affordable net-zero energy home” seem like an oxymoron to you? Don’t be afraid to be green! One of the drawbacks to green design is that it can be more costly than traditional design and build methods. Fortunately, we know that the payback time for green initiatives is getting shorter and shorter as technology […]

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The 2013 Solar Decathlon

What do Team Austria, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Czech Technical University and Stanford have in common? They were all top placing colleges in the Solar Decathlon 2013, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. The competition is open to collegiate teams across the globe and their mission is to design and build a solar […]

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Expand the Inside…Out: Angled, Box & Modern Bay Windows

As architects, it’s our job to design homes with multiple goals in mind, including aesthetics, function, and energy efficiency. Window design is one facet of the process in which all three come into play. Bay windows allow homeowners to add a beautiful exterior and interior aesthetic, while gaining interior square footage and enhancing daylighting, which […]

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Balancing the Blend of Indoor and Outdoor Spaces

We know that blending indoor and outdoor living spaces is a trend in modern home design. But how practical is it, really, for those of us who live here in Boston, where cold, blustery days are a late fall and winter norm? Even LS&A’s sister city, Miami, has a high heat and humidity factor which […]

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GREEN TIP TUESDAY: Coming Soon to an IKEA Near You- Light bulb Recycling Machine

Via Light Directory Industry News:  Revend Recycling Limited, a UK distributor and operator of reverse vending machines, has launched an innovative machine for the collection and recycling of domestic light bulbs and domestic batteries. The patented reVend is the first residential reverse-vending light bulb recycling machine of its type in the world, jointly designed and […]

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 For this week’s GREEN TIP, we’ve assembled a few sites we have stumbled upon recently that have some great tips and ideas for those who are looking for alternative ways of commuting and for saving energy: From InHabitat- An article about a MIT study on bike commuting: With bike sharing and committed bike lanes on the rise, […]

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GREEN TIP TUESDAY: The Greenest of the Green Fuels

Via Time.com It’s a dirty secret: the biggest renewable energy business in the U.S. isn’t solar or wind or electric cars. It’s plain old corn ethanol. Thanks largely to generous government subsidies, the U.S. produced 10.6 billion gallons of ethanol in 2009. That was enough to displace the need for 364 million barrels of oil, […]

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MARY IMMACULATE WINS NATIONAL AWARD FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ACHIEVEMENT LAWRENCE , MA (April 7, 2011):  Mary Immaculate Health/Care Services (MIHCS) was recently honored with a “Partner for Change – with Distinction Award” from Practice Greenhealth, a national membership organization for health care facilities committed to environmentally responsible operations. The award is one of the organization’s seven Environmental […]

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More "Green Thoughts"

Maybe for you green is about sustainability, about keeping our planet green and not letting it die for our grandchildren. Is being green a priority for you?  What can you do to make your home, your office, your church/synagogue/mosque, your schools and libraries more green?  Follow our Green tip Tuesday blogs for simple ideas that […]

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