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CBF Goes Off the Power and Water Grid. Will You?

William C. Baker | Posted 05.20.2015 | DC
William C. Baker

Last November, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation "unplugged" the new Brock Environmental Center from the power grid as part of the center's grand opening festivities. It was admittedly a purely symbolic gesture. But we wanted to declare to the world our intention to operate this cutting-edge center using only onsite renewable energy.

Can Architecture Come Alive?

Lance Hosey | Posted 06.09.2015 | Green
Lance Hosey

The concept of a "living" building is far from new. What's possibly different, however, is that in the past architects used nature as a model for form, whereas now they speak of it as a model for function.

Dumpster Diving to Save the Chesapeake Bay

Christy Everett | Posted 12.13.2014 | Green
Christy Everett

Twenty-first century buildings should use as much salvaged materials as possible in order to reduce waste and pollution and ensure that we can pass along a healthy planet to our children and grandchildren.

Top Three Reasons To Visit The Willamette Valley Now

Mary Orlin | Posted 09.05.2013 | Taste
Mary Orlin

Wine country tourism is on the rise and one of the fastest growing destinations is Oregon's Willamette Valley. I've visited the past two summers (July...

Buildings Come to Life And The Challenge of Existing Ones

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan A. Schein

A living building supplies its own energy needs through geothermal and photovoltaic energy and is carbon neutral.

Nature-Deficit Disorder

Tabby Biddle | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tabby Biddle

The alternative to starving my soul of Mother Earth magic was to take the train from Grand Central up to Cold Spring and spend the day in the woods.