Author Archive

  • Reviving Low Tech High Tech Architecture

    John Ochsendorf MIT Professor of Structural Engineering and Architecture proofs structurally stable, aesthetic structures built of mud as opposed to steel and concrete (reducing costs, energy consumption and pollution associated with traditional modern construction) See Smithsonian's With-Ancient-Arches-the-Old-is-New-Again “People assume that in the 21st century buildings should be made of titanium, because we have a narrow definition of progress. Maybe a 21st-century building is made out of dirt used in an intelligent and beautiful way.” Structural visualization ...

    Posted at July 20, 2010 | By : | Categories : News | 0 Comment
  • Living Building Challenge

    Jason McLennan at Bioneers conference 10/17/09 More on the Living Building Challenge at http://www.cascadiagbc.org/lbc

    Posted at October 20, 2009 | By : | Categories : News | 0 Comment
  • House Plants, Living Walls and IAQ

    While it’s well known that plants convert carbon dioxide into oxygen through photosynthesis,  NASA's oft cited 1989 study showed that many houseplants also remove harmful elements such as amonia,  trichloroethylene, benzene, and formaldehyde from the air. In research designed to create a breathable environment for NASA orbiting space stations,  scientist Dr. Bill Wolverton discovered that houseplants are ...

    Posted at April 2, 2009 | By : | Categories : News | 0 Comment
  • MPC Models 2

    presentations of students sketch models for Green Building Design class at Monterey Peninsula College.

    Posted at March 4, 2009 | By : | Categories : Education | 0 Comment
  • EDL Radio Interview with Deborah Lindsey on Tomorrow Matters (Jan 18th 2009)

    Thomas Rettenwender speaks with Pacific Grove Council member Deborah Lindsey about the Ecologic Design Lab and the current state of the green building industry.

    Posted at February 16, 2009 | By : | Categories : Education,News,Testimonials | 0 Comment
  • Richard Register, President of Ecocity Builders, on Buildout vs Bailout

    DON'T BAIL OUT, BUILD OUT OF OUR PRESENT ECONOMIC DEBACLE by Richard Register Once upon a time there was an economic disaster that laid low the United States of America and spread hardships from sea to shining sea and even out across the oceans blue. Then came a war of unprecedented proportions. But we beat back the Great Depression and won the Second World War. ...

    Posted at February 4, 2009 | By : | Categories : News | 0 Comment
  • EcoLogic radio interview

    Our live interview on Monday's "Empowered Perspectives" show at local KNRY radio - 1240am, is being rebroadcast on Friday, Dec 26, from 3-4 pm

    Posted at December 23, 2008 | By : | Categories : News | 0 Comment
  • interview on local KNRY radio on 1240am, rebroadcast on Friday, Dec 26, at 3-4 pm

    Posted at December 23, 2008 | By : | Categories : Events | 0 Comment
  • interview on local KNRY radio on 1240am, Monday, Dec 22, at 3-4 pm

    Posted at December 21, 2008 | By : | Categories : Events | 0 Comment
  • ‘The Principles of Green Building Design’ course commences at MPC

    'The Principles of Green Building Design' commences at Monterey Peninsula College. Registration this week! MPC Web Registration: www.mpc.edu Admissions and Registration: (831) 646-4002 Information: (831) 646-4000

    Posted at December 12, 2008 | By : | Categories : Events,News | 0 Comment
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