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Moss Design
May 5, 2015

Moss Design

 
Finding a company for your building design needs that has an exceptional work ethic and stunning designs can be hard in and of itself. Finding a company that has those things and is eco-conscious as well can be even more difficult. The good news is, you need look no further than Moss Design. Moss Design is a based in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago. They assist you in every process you need to build a building, from…
 
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EcoSteel® Building Systems
Aug 2, 2014

EcoSteel® Building Systems

 
When people first started turning to Eco-friendly building and construction solutions, many companies popped up to offer their answer to the burning question, “How can we build a structure that is both Eco-friendly and cost effective?” Many companies offered some form of modular or prefabricated home or building, on the theory that if they used green materials and offered some customization, they could carve themselves a niche. However, many of those companies are already out of business because…
 
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Design Veritas
Feb 24, 2014

Design Veritas

 
If you look up the term “social entrepreneur” in a recent dictionary, you’ll find it defined as “a person who establishes an enterprise with the aim of solving social problems or effecting social change.” This definition fits what Navneet Magon Anand aims to do with her design consulting firm, Design Veritas. Her credentials are impressive, ranging from degrees in Architecture and Art History, her designation as a LEED Accredited Professional, and her post as the president and chair of…
 
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Kari Whitman Interiors
Nov 27, 2013

Kari Whitman Interiors

 
Jessica Alba loves Kari Whitman Interiors, so much so that she enlisted the celeb-friendly designer to design the "green estate" she shares with husband Cash Warren, daughter Honor, and their pets. Movie and television actress Virginia Madsen also loves Kari Whitman Interiors, and hired the California-based design firm to give her retreat a luxe and modern Eco-friendly makeover. Other notable names ranging from Emilio Estevez to Kristen Bell have also enlisted the designer's help to turn their homes…
 
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Raine Heidenberg Interior Design
Jul 14, 2013

Raine Heidenberg Interior Design

 
While all of us would love to live in a home that reflects our personal style, has just the right feel, and features design and layout choices that enhance the whole space, not everyone has the time or the knowhow to accomplish this. Hiring a professional designer to transform a ho-hum space into an amazing one can be a very smart decision when you work with a professional who will listen to your ideas, understand your wants and…
 
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Berglund Architects
Mar 5, 2013

Berglund Architects

 
A home designed by Berglund Architects looks like it belongs right where it sits, with its natural stonework, soaring wood beams, and crystal clear glass that reflects the blue of the sky and the Earthy tones of the natural surroundings. It is this quality, the harmony the structure creates with its surroundings, that makes a Berglund building both unique and environmentally friendly. A home designed by Berglund Architects also features the most innovative new energy efficient, sustainable building…
 
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LivingHomes
Dec 22, 2012

LivingHomes

 
We've all known that little boy who spent hours creating whole worlds with a box of colorful Legos. For many boys, once they grow up and become an adult, those hours spent using Legos to fuel the imagination and make spectacular structures becomes a fond memory. However, that was not the case for Steve Glenn, CEO of LivingHomes. His love of Legos followed him into adulthood, and ultimately inspired him to use his love of creating and developing…
 
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William McDonough
Oct 7, 2012

William McDonough

 
Could design be the solution to many of our environmental issues? William McDonough, architect, author, environmental advisor, and Time Magazine's 1999 Hero for the Planet, believes that our environmental problems are design challenges that can not only be solved, but can also have a positive effect on the health of the economy, the environment and social issues. The foundation for this approach to a healthy world is based on three natural principles that inform all aspects of McDonough's…
 
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D'Bodinus Eco-Luxury
Jul 3, 2012

D'Bodinus Eco-Luxury

 
A commitment to green often comes from a place of deep conviction and personal belief. For Debi Bodinus, a 23 year veteran of the design industry and owner of D'Bodinus Eco-Luxury, the decision to design only green projects was an easy one. Her decision was based on her desire to create beautiful spaces that benefit the people who inhabit them as well as the planet we all inhabit. Using only environmentally friendly materials and with the mission of creating…
 
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OrganicARCHITECT
Apr 16, 2012

OrganicARCHITECT

 
Green and sustainable home design is all the rage. However, "green" sometimes seems to be a buzz word that every designer, contractor or builder throws around. For the true champions of innovative eco-friendly building, green isn't just a passing fad or a way to please eco-conscious clients, it is a deep and long held belief that the future of building itself will be organic, eco-conscious and sustainable.  The reason is that we can't afford not to. OrganicARCHITECT, a…
 
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Michelle Kaufmann Studio
Jan 28, 2012

Michelle Kaufmann Studio

 
Is it possible to design and build an affordable, eco-friendly modular home that is also stylish and beautiful? The idea of using modular or prefabricated construction techniques is becoming increasingly popular as more people are looking for ways to build homes that are convenient, affordable and efficient. Thanks to the work of architect and home designer Michelle Kaufmann, through her boutique design firm, Michelle Kaufmann Studio, people are able to add sustainable, healthy and beautiful to that list of…
 
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John Spears of Sustainable Design Group
Nov 3, 2011

John Spears of Sustainable Design Group

 
The future of home design and construction looks greener than ever. More homebuilders, construction companies and designers are creating homes and commercial properties that are more energy efficient, healthier and more eco-friendly than ever before. Designing and building in harmony with nature, although seemingly more popular in recent years due to increased news coverage and media attention, is an idea that stretches back several decades. It is a building philosophy that John Spears of Sustainable Design Group, an architecture…
 
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Associates III Interior Design
Aug 31, 2011

Associates III Interior Design

 
Interior design tends to have a lot of “buzz words” associated with it. Oftentimes, designers will offer the latest look or build their design ideas around what is currently in vogue. Associates III Interior Design follows a different path. Instead of giving you design ideas according to the latest design trends, their designers take time to listen to your ideas, likes, dislikes and way of living. The team of designers then creates your room or home design based on…
 
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Tina Govan
Aug 15, 2010

Tina Govan

 
Sometimes a house isn’t a home until you've played a role in adding the finishing touches, especially when your ideas fit into personal viewpoints regarding the environment. Today, green architects allow eco-conscious homeowners to create tranquil, cutting-edge, and inviting living spaces fashioned out of recycled materials, sustainable woods, and energy-saving features. Helping to shape the dreams and visions of clients, Tina Govan is an award-winning green architect who works with residences and businesses to create…
 
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Danze & Davis Architects
Jul 13, 2010

Danze & Davis Architects

 
Modern green architecture can be amazingly luxurious – especially when the building is designed by Danze & Davis Architects in Austin, TX.  Serving the Austin area for nearly 50 years, Danze & Davis creates residential homes and intriguing commercial structures for clients around the world.  Within the past decade, the award-winning design team has added functional and beautiful eco-friendly blueprints to their portfolio.  The Truth About Today’s Eco-Friendly Architecture While eco-friendly building practices are becoming more…
 
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NYC Ecobroker Susan Singer
Jun 17, 2010

NYC Ecobroker Susan Singer

 
Also known as “The Green Queen”, Susan Singer became New York City’s first ecobroker in 2006 and has since become the number one resource for NYC residents searching for a greener, more sustainable home.  Susan is much more than an eco-friendly realtor; with her extensive experience, she also plays a leading role as an eco consultant for residential clients that are ready for a more sustainable lifestyle. About Susan Singer Beginning her love affair with green living…
 
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Mickey Muennig Designs
Jan 25, 2010

Mickey Muennig Designs

 
For nearly 40 years, Mickey Muennig has created architectural masterpieces within the majestic mountains of Big Sur.  The 90-mile stretch of pristine California coastline known as Big Sur is home to a diverse population of rare and endangered plants and animals.   Big Sur is also one of the few places in the US that hasn’t experienced the effects of industrialization. The Big Sur Coastal Land Use Plan strictly governs development in this virtually untouched region of…
 
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The Experience of Living
Feb 21, 2009

The Experience of Living

 
“A space cannot be truly beautiful unless it functions in harmony with who we are… it’s about pleasure: discovering what pleases us and creating an environment that will celebrate those qualities and sustain us.” – ClodaghAccording to Clodagh’s vision statement, total design is about serenity and simplicity, open spaces and clean contemporary lines. YOUR HOME, YOUR SANCTUARY, published by Rizzoli New York, is a newly released book from world acclaimed designer Clodagh. In the book, Clodagh utilizes the “4…
 
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Thomas Hood – Sustainable Architect
Nov 2, 2008

Thomas Hood – Sustainable Architect

 
Thomas Hood, well known West Coast architect and designer of the 2008 Sunset Magazine Idea House and numerous other sustainable projects, discusses the growing emphasis on sustainability in architecture and his personal views on sustainability going forward. Mr. Hood, you’re known in the profession as a sustainable architect - could you provide your thoughts on what a ‘sustainable architect’ actually is? “The phrase sounds almost like a title, but it’s actually more a way of thinking about design…
 
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Eco-Brokers: It Actually Is Easy to Be Green!
Nov 1, 2008

Eco-Brokers: It Actually Is Easy to Be Green!

 
"The more I researched, the more I realized that the knowledge of Green building and the benefits would help every single client that I met. In more ways than one this certification was common sense. I can help my clients and help the environment at the same time. Amazing.” - Stephanie Edwards-Musa, Certified Eco-Broker White has long been the most popular color for home exteriors, with beige taking a close second. This year, homes all across America seem to…
 
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