This week: How your good intentions may be causing bees more harm than good, the case for banning 'problem lawns' and a visit to the home of a passive design pioneer. Plus, utopian wind turbine dwellings.
After finding that she and her three sons have outgrown their cramped converted streetcar digs, Claudine Désirée constructs two cob outbuildings, including a dedicated 'she-cave', in her Santa Cruz backyard.
It's officially Seattle's Summer of Passivhaus as Dwell Development launches a YouTube series documenting Puget Sound's first spec passive house while Cascade Built unveils the city's first PH-certified dwelling.
Residents living near the Gowanus Canal — New York's most charming/super-polluted waterway — rally against a planned residential development that they believe will overcrowd the area and lead to increased flooding risk.