articles by heather wallace
The future of energy efficiency in off-site construction - How can we use what we've learned in energy efficiency to create more attainable housing?
ASSOCIATIONS EVOLVE - Trade associations around the country are recognized by national green building magazine.
NEW YORK-BASED HOME BUILDER'S JOURNEY TOWARD ZERO ENERGY READY HOMES - AN ASPIRATION TO CREATE DURABLE HOMES LEADS THIS BUILDER TO HIGHER HOME PERFORMANCE AND A ZERO ENERGY GOAL.
SELLING ENERGY EFFICIENT HOMES - YOU'VE BUILT AN ENERGY EFFICIENT, HIGH PERFORMANCE HOME...NOW, HOW DO YOU SELL IT?
Learning from labor shortages - As labor woes continue, what knowledge can be employed from the tech industry and what can the building industry learn from it?
Rethinking the Rebuilding Process - the increase of natural disasters, inefficient building processes and ongoing labor shortages may help the success of off-site construction.
PAVING THE WAY FOR RESOURCE EFFICIENCY - A CALIFORNIA BUILDER GOES BEYOND THE BASICS TO CREATE A RESIDENCE WHERE HOME PERFORMANCE AND RESOURCE CONSERVATION ARE ESSENTIAL.
ICONIC BUSINESS CLOSES DOORS - AFTER 30 YEARS THIS PILLAR IN THE COMMUNITY WILL BE SHUTTING ITS DOORS.
Bridging the gap - A career educator finds her passion for connecting people guides her to a new profession.
Returning Home - former head sommelier at Michael Mina returns home to begin his own venture of making wine accessible to everyone.
NIRVANA, NETWORKING, AND CREATING 8STEM - A TECHY ISLANDER AND THE MAN RESPONSIBLE FOR DISCOVERING NIRVANA GET TOGETHER AND CREATE AN APP THAT WILL DISRUPT THE MUSIC INDUSTRY.
NETWORKING CAN CHANGE A LIFE - THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF ARTICLES AIMED AT BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS, ALUMNI, AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS.
RECYCLED SIDING CREATES AN UPSCALE LOOK FOR INTERIOR WALLS - A startup in Ohio takes innovation to a new level creating a sustainable, upscale looking product that allows renters to personalize their apartments using a DIY solution.
Vertical Farming Offers Solutions to Food Scarcity - As water and land issues become more pressing, companies are looking to innovative strategies for food production.
a keen sense of purpose - keen footwear has earned a reputation for manufacturing tough but stylish outdoor wear and work boots, but the company is also doing its part to promote sustainability and strengthen communities.
New Solar Rule for San Francisco Buildings - New commercial and residential buildings will be required to install rooftop solar.
The Need For Resilient Housing - According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2011 and 2012 were the two most extreme years on record for destructive weather events, resulting in more than $170 billion in damages.
The Smart Home, Internet of Things...and Realtors - With more and more people looking to smart technology to stay connected to their home, this real estate company is getting a jump on their messaging.
One Man's Compassion, Emergency Relief Shelter and a Dream - a retired architect in bellingham, washington was UNWILLING TO ACCEPT THE STANDARD OF EMERGENCY RELIEF SHELTER MADE AVAILABLE TO DISPLACED PERSONS AFTER the kashmir earthquake in 2005.
Three Steps to Safer, Resilient Housing - WILDFIRE THREATENS HUNDREDS of homes each year and causes millions of dollars in damage to property. With some forethought, communities and homes can be sited, designed, and built to mitigate losses caused by fire.
How to Not Purchase Plastic Water Bottles When You Travel - Changing habits such as purchasing plastic water bottles while you travel can help the planet and your conscience.
When Humanitarians and Sustainable Design Collide - Inspired by more than the American Dream, Journeyman International partners university students with local and global humanitarian organizations to complete meaningful projects around the world.
FEMA Urges Hurricane Preparedness - While the southeast is no stranger to severe hurricanes, Each storm has left its own unpredictable mark on the people and communities they touched.
Beat the TSA Quart Bag Rule - Tips on how to get everything you need into that pesky little quart bag.
Resilient Housing A Focus During Building Safety Month - Each year the International Code Council celebrates Building Safety Month in May to create public awareness on what it takes to design safe and sustainable structures.
How's Your Outdoor and Indoor Air Quality? - With summer just around the bend, it's a good time to be aware of your air quality.
The Shift: Conferences and Sustainability - With the amount of conferences growing each year, what are organizers doing to stand out and engage their attendees?
Sustainable Love in Wine Country - A visit to a Napa winery reveals how true love helps produce great wine.
Winners of the 8th Annual Green Home of the Year Awards - Green Builder® magazine honors sustainable building project award winners for 2015.
Driving Global Change With Design and Technology - Winners of The Startup Showcase and Place By Design competitions to be announced at SXSW Eco®.
Saving the World, One Plastic Fork and Spoon at a Time - Next time you eat out, think about saying no to the plastic utensils and doing this instead.
Photo: Heather Wallace