Green Building

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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Updated Midcentury Ranch in Lake Park Estates Makes The Most of The Lot

By Joanna England / May 22, 2019 / 0 Comments

Lake Park Estates is such a cool neighborhood, which is why I’m not really shocked to see how much asking prices have skyrocketed in the past few years. This increasingly desirable White Rock Lake enclave offers pretty much everything people move to East Dallas for, notes David Griffin & Company Realtor Lori Ericsson.  That’s why […]

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Industry Pioneer Beth Johnson Continues the Green Fight

By Joshua Baethge / March 13, 2019 / 0 Comments

Beth Johnson has been championing environmental causes for decades. The Keller Williams agent was the first Realtor in the nation to achieve the green “Quadruple Crown.” She’s been certified by Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), EcoBroker, NAR Green, and Certified Green Professionals. In layman’s terms, that means she’s been trained and certified by […]

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Saving Energy Means Sweet Dreams, Not Nightmares on Byers Avenue

By Seth Fowler / October 23, 2018 / 0 Comments

What gives you nightmares? I’m not referring to the nightmares you had as an 11-year-old from watching The Shining at Jason Gorden’s birthday party in 1985. I’m talking about real nightmares … the ones related to your home! For many Texan homeowners, a nightmare can be in high energy bills, the cost of replacing a […]

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