Posts Tagged ‘energy-efficient’
By David M. Brown
Skylights are shining, sustainably.
A generation ago, those who wanted to add direct light from the sky into their homes had to also invite the attendant heat gain. In the desert, this was a bright prospect for our luminous winters, but not a very cool idea in summer, when direct sunlight on windows, especially those flat on the rooftop, has traditionally been a budget buster.
BY KIMBEL WESTERSON
Not long ago when someone mentioned a green pool, they were probably referring to an algae overgrowth. Now, having a green pool can also be a good thing—that is, when it refers to an eco-friendly pool. But how do you make your pool really green? Here are some ideas. Read more
The City of Scottsdale honors projects that exemplify sustainable practices through its Scottsdale Environmental Design Awards Program (SEDA). This month we highlight some of the award winners recognized for their design quality, public education and sensitivity to the Sonoran desert environment.
How going green can add a warmth and charm to your home.
1. Hood made from reclaimed water tank (cut neatly and reformed) acquired from a salvage yard in Page, AZ.
2. Reclaimed French firebrick ceiling and stone walls; interior and exterior.