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Pine Hall Brick Clay Brick Pavers

RainPave clay brick pavers from Pine Hall Brick enable stormwater to filter into the soil instead of draining into streams and rivers. More

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USGBC Honors the Make It Right Foundation

During the 2009 Clinton Global Initiative, held September 22–25 in New York City, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) presented the Make It Right Foundation with a LEED plaque to recognize the organization's post-Katrina rebuilding efforts in New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward. More

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Agrarian Gifts

Presented with a large, perfectly flat site surrounded by preserved farmland and ocean views, it's easy to imagine any number of ways to fill the void with a house, garage, pool, and vegetable garden. A common solution might have been to cluster the buildings and recreational amenities together, letting the edges go a little wild. But this Long Island, N.Y., house and landscape work together to create the opposite effect: one that celebrates the simplicity of traditional farmsteads by pushing the buildings out to the property's edges and making a meadow the centerpiece. More

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Water Wise

Water-conserving landscaping is no longer reserved for dusty yards in Southwestern... More

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Fed Sees Economy "Leveling Out"

The Federal Reserve's Open Market Committee, ending its two-day August meeting, on Wednesday said it believed "economic activity is leveling out" but that it would keep the target for its federal funds rate at 0% to 0.25% and likely will keep it at "exceptionally low levels" for "an extended period." More

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Complaints Rise About Hazards of Halted Construction Sites

Halted construction sites are not just nuisances to the cash-strapped developers of the properties, but they cause problems to surrounding neighborhoods as well. Complaints of scattered steel pipes, broken glass, and crumbling sheet rock seem to be rampant in overbuilt areas such as Florida. And residents are reportedly irate due to the safety and environmental hazards that these unfinished properties cause. More

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Bad Seeds

When subs misbehave, it sticks to you. More

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Pine Hall Brick Co. Permeable Pavers

Permeable RainPave and StormPave brick pavers let stormwater filter into the soil... More

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Bargain Basements

New building code standard, ACI 332, offers builders a better alternative for building concrete basement foundations. More

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Restoring the National Mall

Numerous festivals, performances, political demonstrations, and pick-up games have been held on the grounds of the National Mall in Washington, D.C. More

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