It’s no secret that we are dealing with a national health crisis. By 2030, it is projected that half of all adults – that's 115 million adults – will be obese. And even before that, projections estimate that by 2018, obesity will cost the United States 21 percent of our total healthcare costs. How can design help address these issues?
Casitas de Colores receives an "Excellence" award from the Center for Active Design, which celebrates innovative projects worldwide that address health and wellness through design.
How can we reduce the amount of energy used in buildings? Aimee Smith, an intern architect and Team Green member at D/P/S, attended a presentation given by Edward Mazria, founder of Architecture 2030. She shares highlights from Mazria's discussion, from strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to progress already made through sustainable design.
Engineering News Record takes note of LEED Gold workplace design in Durango, Colorado.
The USGBC is developing new standards for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system, and we are sharing up-to-date information about the changes. In this post, take a closer look at "Materials and Resources: Environmental Product Declarations."
In arid climates, we have rocked our world to save water, but in the process we have started to create a hotter, drier, and unappealing city. To change this, we need to create living landscapes that thrive in desert conditions.
Author: Mimi Burns, Principal / Landscape Architect