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Can Green Infrastructure Make Neighborhoods Safer and Wallets Thicker?

Green infrastructure such as vegetated roofs, open parks, and permeable pavement can lead to higher rents, increased retail sales, reduced utility bills, and reduced crime, among other benefits, according to a new report from the NRDC. More

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An Urban Garden in Philadelphia An Urban Garden in Philadelphia

Otto Architects creates a tiny backyard oasis. More

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Every Precious Drop Every Precious Drop

Water Efficiency chairs Mary Ann Dickinson and Carole Baker detail how improved technologies, policies, and practices will help achieve new levels of water efficiency by 2020. More

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Case Study: Simple Solutions Case Study: Simple Solutions

Passive solar design, PV arrays, and a greywater system help this Los Angeles home reach its high-performance goals. More

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High-end stainless steel rainwater collector features a 58-gallon tank High-end stainless steel rainwater collector features a 58-gallon tank

Rainwater trickles from the downspout into the Fitzwater collector, a sleek stainless steel 58-gallon tank that sources the runoff to pots, planters, or watering cans. More

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Product Review: Water-Efficient Landscaping Product Review: Water-Efficient Landscaping

Reducing outdoor water use is a top priority. Here’s how to combine design and technology for water-efficient landscaping. More

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Ground Control Ground Control

Rockhill and Associates: ECO-TERR's StabiliGrid ground-reinforcement system, manufactured from recycled polyethylene, mitigates stormwater runoff. More

wabi-sabi–web-extra!
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wabi-sabi–web-extra!

Stone Forest says stone basins date back to Shinto shrines, where they held water... More

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Gray Matters Gray Matters

Mark Larson, AIA, looks forward to the day when a client gives the green light on graywater harvesting, a system that allows homeowners to capture and reuse wastewater. More

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water woes

The U.S. freshwater supply is drying up. Well-documented shortages in the West have been spreading east to Atlanta, Florida, and the Carolinas, among other areas, and clean-water advocates and government officials are concerned. More

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