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Solid-State Lighting has a Bright Future in Residential Architecture

LEDs have entered the residential market, giving architects an array of good—and bad—options. More

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New York Startup Bonds Construction and Packaging Products With Mushrooms

Ecovative has developed a greener alternative to rigid foam insulation and medium-density fiberboard. More

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Eco-Friendly Insulation

A school project at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute just might result in the creation of a new eco-friendly insulation material. Recent graduates Eben Bayer and Gavin McIntyre are continuing to develop a product they first started working on in a class on sustainable housing. The fire-retardant product, dubbed "Greensulate-M," is made up of water, flour, oyster mushroom spores, and perlite (a mineral used in potting soil). More

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Mainstream Green

Architect Peter Pfeiffer makes a case for the everyday sustainable home. More

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Lifelong Lighting

Did you know that adding more light to a room without regard to how that light is delivered can actually make it harder to see? Research for the guidelines was funded by Andrus but carried out by the Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y. More

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Hall of Fame: Peter Bohlin, FAIA

The partnership of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson does brilliant architecture of all varieties, but we single out Peter Bohlin for his special contribution to residential design. More

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hall of fame: bohlin cywinski jackson

In the nearly four decades since BCJ began in 1965, it has become renowned for an unusually broad and well-received range of work. More

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