Green Building

Hoffmann Homes Builds a Tornado-Proof Stunner in Little Forest Hills

By Joanna England / October 2, 2020 / 0 Comments

After last year’s F3 tornado that ripped apart Preston Hollow and North Dallas, it’s surprising that tornado resistance hasn’t become a larger part of the conversation surrounding residential construction. And as the October anniversary of the storm nears, it’s definitely taking up more space at the backs of our minds. Why is it so hard […]

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Rastegar Gives Dallas North America’s Tallest Green Wall

By Jon Anderson / April 15, 2020 / 4 Comments

At the far western Uptown end of McKinney Avenue will be 1899 McKinney, a 26-story, 270-unit high-rise that will always be known for its green wall. It has been written about before (here, here). Last week, I was able to speak with Zach Smith, the CEO of Zauben, the company developing the green wall for […]

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It’s Not Easy, Being Green

By Adlene Neely Dealey / March 4, 2020 / 0 Comments

Sometimes, a listing comes along that captures national attention, and then 500 of you send it to me at once. This very green Wednesday WTF is one of those listings. “Must love green & blue! Bring your paint brush (sic) and your creative ideas to make this charming condo your own,” the listing for this […]

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Oak Lawn Committee Sees Two Contrasting Projects

By Jon Anderson / October 2, 2019 / 4 Comments

Before I begin, I have to give a shout-out to my Chicago brethren who have upped the bar for project location mapping. Usually we’re treated to a line drawing or a Google Maps image with various shaded boxes. The above map was supplied for Ari Rastegar’s project at 1900 McKinney Avenue. We have an earthquake-like […]

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New Leaf’s Custom Design Studio Eliminates the Builder’s Bermuda Triangle

By Elaine Raffel / September 11, 2019 / 0 Comments

Melissa Powell will be the first to admit building a custom home can be a mind-boggling experience. The New Leaf Custom Homes co-founder who runs the business with her husband, Scott, understands the challenges: You get the design you want, but it can’t be built within budget. Or the lot you’ve chosen doesn’t mesh with […]

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Deadline For Dallas Water Wise Landscape Tour Submissions is Aug. 9

By Joanna England / July 22, 2019 / 0 Comments

Back at the turn of the millennium, the City of Dallas adopted our time-of-day watering restrictions in an effort to curb the incredible amount of water that irrigates Dallas lawns and landscapes. Since 2001, through education and smart watering restrictions, Dallas has conserved 398 billion gallons of water, cutting gallons per capita per day consumption […]

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