Category Archives: Sustainable Housing

The forms of sustainability

Lot51Jan"Sustainability," as a buzzword, is exhibiting amazing staying power. Farmers, grocers, car manufacturers, and of course homebuilders are throwing it around like confetti. It's being used so ubiquitously that it seems everything today is sustainable. But of course we know it isn't. What is "sustainability," when we're...
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Dreaming of a Sensible and Sustainable Home?

"McMansions are making a comeback," CNN Money has announced. During the recession, Americans downsized their concept of "house" and the square footage of the median new home actually shrank. But when the recession receded, so did did the dreams of sustainability and sensible houses. In 2012, the median new home in the U.S....
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