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Sustainability

Renewable Energy Revolution Began 150 Years Ago Gets Boost in California

By Jon Anderson / May 18, 2018 / 0 Comments

Part of the age we live in seems to be rediscovering that old ways of doing things were actually better. For example, the recent realization that the makeup of towns to encourage vibrancy through density and the support of multi-income levels versus single-strata communities is better – a millennia-old concept only deviated from with the […]

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Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Leads Nation in LEED-Certified Residential Construction

By Heather Hunter / September 27, 2017 / 0 Comments

Dallas earned a gold star for green building! A new report by Abodo.com ranks the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex tops for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-certified residential building. In fact, Texas leads the nation with the most LEED-certified residential construction projects by a substantial margin. With 6,945 LEED-certified residential projects underway in Texas, more than […]

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BA Norrgard Lets BuzzFeed Staff Live in Her Tiny House For a Few Hours, The Results are Hilarious

By Joanna England / January 15, 2015 / 2 Comments

Have you ever tried to imagine what life would be like in a tiny house? Well, lifestyle repackaging expert, tiny home blogger, and Dallas native BA Norrgard offered a few BuzzFeed staffers the chance to live in her tiny house for a few hours. The results? Lots of laughs and a little introspection. Jump for […]

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AIA Dallas Gives Russell Buchanan's Unique Mockingbird House Honor Award

By Joanna England / February 17, 2014 / 0 Comments

We’ve reported on this incredible box-like residence on Mockingbird in Highland Park, a home that caused some friction with neighbors thanks to its unique design and use of materials. With a building envelope you’d most often find covering a warehouse and some really innovative use of natural materials, Russell Buchanan’s “Mockingbird House” caught the eyes […]

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AIA Dallas Gives Russell Buchanan’s Unique Mockingbird House Honor Award

By Joanna England / February 17, 2014 / 0 Comments

We’ve reported on this incredible box-like residence on Mockingbird in Highland Park, a home that caused some friction with neighbors thanks to its unique design and use of materials. With a building envelope you’d most often find covering a warehouse and some really innovative use of natural materials, Russell Buchanan’s “Mockingbird House” caught the eyes […]

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Austin Real Estate News: Neighborhood of Tiny Dwellings Rents Micro Homes to Chronically Homeless

By Joanna England / December 3, 2013 / 8 Comments

The concept behind the Community First Village is revolutionary — rent a tiny home to someone who needs a reason to hold down a job for an affordable rate, and help the homeless turn their lives around.

The fact that it’s adorable doesn’t hurt, either.

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