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Strawbale Homes


A House of Straw
(Mother Earth News, Issue #197, April/May 2003)

Building With Straw Bales
(Mother Earth News, Issue # 153 - Dec./Jan. 1996)


Going Green
(North Bay Bohemian, July 17, 2003)

Home, Green Home: New College's eco-dwelling program is leading the pack in exploring the green building movement
(North Bay Bohemian, March 13-19, 2003)

Straw homes cropping up in U.S.
(Lawrence Journal-World, July 2, 2000)


Strawbale houses - not a fairytale
(Caledon (Ont.) Citizen, Dece. 14, 2004)

Cutting-edge home blends old and new
(Guelph (Ont.) Mercury, February 25, 2003)


The Strawbale Cottage
Workshops, projects and other information - Salida, Colorado


Straw homes grow up
(Springfield (Mo.) News-Leader, August 20, 2006)

For sale: studio made of straw
Appraisers, North Lawrence couple disagree about value of rare structure
(Lawrence Journal-World, March 28, 2006)

Earthship Kansas: A Home Made of Old Tires
(Mother Earth Living, May/June 2004)


Straw house defies winter
(Detroit News, March 6, 2003)


Sustainability in action
(The Missoula Independent, Aug. 21, 2003)


Like one little pig, her house is made of straw
(Wichita (Kans.) Eagle, Nov. 27, 2005)

Bales of wheat straw insulate Ohio home
(Wichita (Kans.) Eagle, Nov. 6, 2005)


Straw-bale houses stack up favorably in comparisons
(Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Oct. 25, 2003)


50 Straw Bale House Plans

Build it with Straw Bales
(Mother Earth News, Issue #185, April/May 2001)

Passive Solar


Build a Solar Home and let the Sunshine In
(Mother Earth News, Issue #193, Aug./Sept. 2002)

Energy-Efficient Homes & Buildings


NEW   Couple gifting earthen retirement home to parents
(Osage County Herald-Chronicle, April 22, 2015)
Homeowner's Blog

Kansas Project Taps Into Solar and Geothermal Energy for Nearly Net Zero Living
(EcoHome Magazine, Oct. 22, 2012)

WilliamsYork Residence
Davison Architecture + Urban Design LLC

Sustainable home tour aims to inspire
(Lawrence Journal World, Sept. 7, 2011)

LEEDing the way: Kansas City developer of EcoWorks proves "green" also means profitable
(McQuay Air Conditioning Case Study)

EcoWorks at Southlake
(Lankford & Associates)

Crimson, blue and green all over: The KU Center for Design Research
(Lawrence Journal World, July 17, 2011)

Mars plant eyes gold standard for 'green'
(Topeka Capital-Journal, June 29, 2011)

KU building to showcase sustainable technology near Chamney dairy farm
(Lawrence Journal-World, March 12, 2011)

Sustainable sweat equity: Lawrence homebuilder starts green construction in North Lawrence
(Lawrence Journal-World, Nov. 27, 2008)

3-D dreams: Architect sees innovation, environmental concepts take form through projects
(Lawrence Journal-World, Nov. 6, 2008)

Greensburg group announces plans for 12 "green" homes
(Hays Daily News, February 10, 2008)

Fair to tout energy efficiency in homes
(Lawrence Journal-World, October 5, 2006)

‘Green’ office building blazes earth-friendly trail
(Kansas City Star, Feb. 24, 2006)

Concrete dome house has been solid as a rock
(Wichita Eagle, Nov. 6, 2005)

Building environmentally friendly
(Johnson County Sun, June 23, 2005)
(Registration Required)

Going green
(Kansas City Star, April 10, 2005)

LEEDing the way
(Modern Steel Construction, Sept. 2003)

Southwestern grad building environmentally friendly home
(Winfield (KS) Courier, July 30, 2001)

Cold winter proves builder's energy theories
(Kansas City Star, March 21, 1982, article posted on http://www.craigwolfeco.com)

Green Roofs

Green Roof at Scooters Coffeehouse, Lawrence, KS. Photo by KEIN, 2011.


Editorial: Planting a roof
(Arizona Republic, June 23, 2004)


Winter gardens in the sky
(Varsity, Canada, January 16, 2006)

Vancouver joining push for rooftop oases among cityscape canyons
(Toronto Globe and Mail, July 13, 2004)

A green roof for a healthy city
(Toronto Globe and Mail, June 25, 2004)


Cavers unveil downtown retail/living space
(Durango (CO) Herald, July 15, 2004)


Growth of rooftop plants defines 'green building'
(San Francisco Chronicle, Nov. 3, 2012)


Green roofs are gaining popularity
(Tallahassee Democrat, July 15, 2004)


Chicago Prepares for a Warm Long-Term Forecast
(New York Times, May 22, 2011)

Green roof project takes off
(Chicago Sun-Times, January 19, 2006)

Soldier Field grassland wins group's praise
(Chicago Sun-Times, May 18, 2004)


Going for the green
(The Northwest Indiana Times, Aug. 16, 2004)


$7.7m Nature Center goes 'green'
(Storm Lake Pilot-Tribune, June 28, 2004)


‘Eco-Town' Becomes a Reality
(Roofing Contractor, September 8, 2011)


Greenhouse operation goes through roof
(Lawrence Journal-World, Jan. 24, 2006)

Green Roof Retrofit
(Architecture Week, April 9, 2003)


'Green roof' atop Rockford Construction's new offices designed to thrive in hot or cold weather
(Grand Rapids Press, July 12, 2013)

World's Biggest 'Living Roof' Covers Michigan Ford Plant
(Voice of America, June 23, 2004)

MSU installs vegetative roof to save energy, environment
(Lansing State Journal, May 28, 2004)

Green roof planted on top of Plant Sciences
(The MSU State Voice, May 24, 2004)

MSU building gets topped with a field of dreams
(Michigan State University Press Release, May 19, 2004)

 Ford's Green Rouge attracts bees, birds, praise: Enhancements will clean soil, boost worker productivity
(Detroit News, April 29, 2004)


Taming the Asphalt Jungle
(Minneapolis (MN) Skyway News, August 9, 2004)

 'Green roofs' proposed for Uptown
(Park Ridge (MN) Herald-Advocate, July 8, 2004)


Boxcar Installation Transforms Downtown Rooftop
(KCUR, Public Radio, November 11, 2012)

‘Green roofs’ seen as top-flight idea
(Kansas City Star, November 28, 2005)

KC's 'green' arena could be the envy of others
(Kansas City Star, September 7, 2004)

New York

'Green roofs' growing more popular
(CNN.com, April 27, 2006)

A Queens Garden Gives New Meaning to 'Green'
(New York Times, September 16, 2004)


Gardening on the rooftop
(Fort Wayne (IN) News-Sentinel, July 1, 2004)


Portland's eco-roof industry falls short
(Oregon Business, November 7, 2012)

'Green' Roofs Sprout Up All Over
(NPR with links to audio, June 23, 2004)

Growing green roofs in Portland attracts hundreds from abroad
(Portland Oregonian, June 4, 2004)

Is that a daisy growing on your roof?
(Christian Science Monitor, April 9, 2003)


Landscape masterpiece pays homage to nature
(Biloxi (MS) Sun Herald, Sept. 25, 2004)

Green Roof a Growing Trend
(WNEP News, Central Pennsylvania, June 23, 2004)


Homes designed to create energy from within
(Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Sept. 10, 2004)

Energy-efficient home produces as much energy as it uses
(Wichita Eagle, September 5, 2004)


How green is your roof? Landscaping is rising to a new level
(Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Sept. 2, 2004)

Washington DC

Living Roof Built on Top of Aquinas
(The Catholic University of America Tower, Nov. 1, 2012)

Gardens in the sky
(Washington Times, June 2, 2004)


Green-roof site downtown eyed
((Madison, Wis.) Capital Times, June 13, 2005)


Green Roof Lab - Portland State University

Green roofs are fashion forward and eco-friendly
(Examiner.com, January 22, 2012)

Center for Green Roof Research - Penn State University

GreenRoofs.com - info from a not-for-profit group

Green Roofs Plants - for-profit company, Maryland

Roofs capes, Inc. Private company web-site

Southface - "Responsible Solutions for Environmental Living", Atlanta, GA

Toronto City Hall Green Roof Initiative - Toronto, Ontario

Vegetative Green roof Research Program - Michigan State University

Products and Design

Easy on the eyes and the environment
The number of environmentally friendly new homes is increasing, as builders - and buyers - 'go green.'
(Christian Science Monitor, March 3, 2004)

Green Houses
New products, building techniques make homes environmentally friendly Environmentally friendly homes are a lot easier to build these days
(Ocala (FL) Star-Banner, Dec.13, 2003)



A young family builds new and goes green in Solana Beach
(San Diego Union-Tribune, May 13, 2011)

Plugging Into the Sun
(The New York Times, January 4, 2007)
(Registration Required)

Urban centers slow to turn green: Putting housing where people work, play is challenge
(San Francisco Chronicle, June 3, 2005)

Millionaires' Green Mansions
(Forbes. COM, February 11, 2004)

Toyota Project Aims to Be Green and Mainstream
(The New York Times, June 4, 2003)

Home & Garden: A House That Any Tree Would Hug
(The New York Times, April 10, 2003)

Specs: Where to Go to Get the Green
(The New York Times, April 10, 2003)


'Green' architecture way of future
(Subury, Ont. Northern Life, May 2, 2006)


A 'green' building rises amid Beijing smog
(The Christian Science Monitor, April 3, 2006)


A natural beauty
(Rocky Mountain News, March 5, 2005)

Built Green Colorado
(Architecture Week, January 23, 2002)


Roxbury couple taps into solar energy and finds it financially, socially rewarding
(Waterbury Republican-American, May 10, 2005)


Borrowing Affordable Ideas From a Green Tudor Mansion
(New York Times, Oct. 5, 2006)


Soaking up the sun
(Idaho Mountain Express, March 5-11, 2003)


Illinois man builds solar collecting panels for home using aluminum cans
(Dodge City (Ks.) Globe, March 25, 2010)

Energy-efficient home includes rich aesthetic environment
(Dodge City (Ks.) Globe, Feb. 23, 2010)

Solar house inspires couple to conserve
(Dodge City (Ks.) Globe, Feb. 12, 2010)


Drake to open a real 'green' house
(Des Moines (Ia.) Register, March 27, 2006)

Northeast Iowa residents blend old and new into energy-efficient house
(Waukon Standard, February 13, 2003)


Greensburg Sustainable Building Database
Buildings in Greensburg, KS that are found in the High Performance Buildings Database from BuildingGreen, LLC, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)


Green home saves energy and money
(Dodge City (Ks.) Globe, July 28, 2010)

Zero-energy home keeps it green
(The Sudbury (Mass.) Town Crier, Nov. 9, 2006)


Net-zero energy homes lower utility bills
(Grand Rapids (Mich.) Press, March 23, 2006)

Ford's Green Rouge attracts bees, birds, praise: Enhancements will clean soil, boost worker productivity
(Detroit News, April 29, 2004)


Couple's dream home will have a dome
(Princeton (MN) Union-Eagle, Oct. 2, 2003)


Pair enjoy living green
(Carthage Press, Jan. 7, 2013)

Little KC manufacturer earns rare LEED Platinum certification
(Kansas City Star, April 21, 2012)

Houston gets its first fully solar powered home
(Houston (Mo.) Herald, Nov. 10, 2011)

'Zero-energy' house is one family's dream home come true
(Wilkes-Barre (Pa.) Times-Leader, Oct. 21, 2006)

Green house affection
(Kansas City Star, August 2, 2006)


More power to them: House produces energy surplus
(The Billings Gazette, October 5, 2003)

Behold the power of the wind
(The Montana Standard, Butte, MT, May 31, 2002)

New Hampshire

Homes harness wind, sun
(The Hampton Union, October 5, 2003)

New York

Affordable housing goes 'green'
(Christian Science Monitor, Nov. 22, 2005)

Lofty ambitions: An abandoned Brooklyn warehouse heralds the onset of hipster environmentalism
(Working for Change - reprinted from Grist Magazine), June 28, 2004)

Buildings reflect 'green' thinking
(Ithaca (NY) Journal, April 22, 2004)

Saving the Earth
(Albany (NY) Times-Union, April 22, 2004)

Solar Power Panels Were Not Enough
(Newsday, Long Island, NY, Aug. 18, 2003)

North Carolina

House affordable and ultra efficient
1st zero-energy Habitat home in N.C. may see power bills under $60
(Charlotte Observer, October 8, 2006)

Find earth-friendly fuels
(Hickory Daily Record, October 5, 2006)


Cleves Ohio Solar House
John Robbins, solar designers web-site

New Richmond Ohio Solar Home
John Robbins, solar designers web-site


Keeping It 'Green' With Panels and More
(New York Times, Oct. 15, 2006)

In Portland, living the green American dream
(The Christian Science Monitor, April 26, 2005)

Buildings designed in cool shades of 'green'
(USA Today, March 30, 2004)

Rhode Island

Two energy efficient eco-homes open for view
(The Chariho Times, October 2, 2003)


Waco couple harvests rainwater at 'green' dream home
(Waco Tribune-Herald, April 19, 2009)

Green homes are gaining ground in San Antonio
(San Antonio Express-News, Oct. 13, 2006)


Energy Efficiency Meets Luxury at the Utah House
(Salt Lake Tribune, February 17, 2003)


Net-zero homes: The future lives here
(Burlington (VT) Free Press, Jan. 28, 2007)


Solar power advocate Mike Nelson exhibits tireless energy
(Puget Sound Business Journal, Nov. 19, 2001)

Opinion: Brave new backyard
(Christian Science Monitor, Feb. 5, 2001)


Small brewery an energy saver
(Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, Feb. 14, 2009)

A greener future: Builders see demand for homes based on sustainability
(La Crosse Tribune, February 10, 2008)

Let it shine: Solar array stores and saves energy
(River Falls Journal, May 5, 2006)

Welcome efficiency : Veridian concept home offers big energy savings
(The Capital Times, Madison, Wis., August 26, 2004)

Here comes the sun
(Racine Journal Times, Oct. 4, 2003)

Rob Zaleski: What's with U.S. energy gluttony?
(The Capital Times, Madison, Wis., Sept. 1, 2003)

Madison's greenest house?
(The Capital Times, Madison, Wis., March 4, 2003)


Buildings That Breathe
(E Magazine, Jan./Feb. 2007)

Sustainable Architecture Can Help Reduce Carbon Dioxide Emissions
(Washington Post, June 10, 2006)

Second Homes That Put Ecology First
(New York Times, June 2, 2006)


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