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  • Sea and Stone: A Croatian Island Garden, Slide Show

    Sea and Stone: A Croatian Island Garden, Slide Show

    Gallery Page Layout:  Gallery A In Magazine Issue:  January/February 2012
    - 13 Jul 15, 3:42pm -
  • Valentine's Day Ideas

    Valentine's Day Ideas

    Gallery Page Layout:  Gallery A
    - 10 Jul 15, 7:37pm -
  • I Love This Plant: Sharkskin Agave

    I Love This Plant: Sharkskin Agave

     This sharkskin agave was photographed at the Ruth Bancroft Garden, a public garden in Walnut Creek, California, which has a diverse collection of agaves and other drought-tolerant plants. Photo: Barb Ries.read more
    - 21 Apr 15, 5:58pm -
  • My Garden: A Naturalistic Garden Welcomes the Birds and the Bees

    My Garden: A Naturalistic Garden Welcomes the Birds and the Bees

    A paver walkway meanders through the back garden, under the watchful eyes of a concrete Buddha, which sits among Echinops ritro. Also in the mix are Hebe ‘Quicksilver’, Penstemon ‘Husker Red’, and a variety of Pacific Northwest natives such a…
    - 16 Apr 15, 7:58pm -
  • New Outdoor Furniture Collection Is Inspired by Nature

    New Outdoor Furniture Collection Is Inspired by Nature

    The Nick Williams Longridge Furniture Collection uses beautiful, weather-resistant teakwood reclaimed from old bridges, barns, and other structures. Photo: Nick Williams.read more
    - 14 Apr 15, 1:02pm -
  • 2015 Tour Series Explores Celebrated European Gardens

    2015 Tour Series Explores Celebrated European Gardens

    One of the gardens featured on the tour is Jakobstuin, owned and designed by Jaap de Vries, who calls it an “Ode to the Dutch Wave.” In addition to warm-season grasses typical of the North American Prairie, de Vries also uses many perennials favo…
    - 9 Apr 15, 7:29pm -
  • A Manhattan-Style Rooftop Garden

    A Manhattan-Style Rooftop Garden

    Before, this rooftop terrace in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan was an unusable space with rotting wood decking. Now the 500-square-foot retreat houses a modern area for entertaining within a classic framework of evergreen shrubs and horizontal…
    - 7 Apr 15, 4:42pm -
  • San Diego Spring Garden Tour: Gardens Then & Now

    San Diego Spring Garden Tour: Gardens Then & Now

    Photos courtesy of San Diego Horticultural Societyread more
    - 3 Apr 15, 12:55pm -
  • Container Gardens Made for the Shade

    Container Gardens Made for the Shade

    Nearly every gardener has experienced the problem of too much shade, which can cause plants to become too leggy or fail to thrive. Whether it's a wooded suburban lot or a north-facing apartment balcony, low light means more growing challenges. Rather…
    - 3 Apr 15, 8:22am -
  • Botanical Interests Introduces Eco-Friendly Garden Products

    Botanical Interests Introduces Eco-Friendly Garden Products

    Love plants? Get detailed plant information in every issue of Garden Design magazine. Preview the magazine.Botanical Interests, a company specializing in non-GMO and untreated vegetable, herb, and flower seeds, launched four new products this year t…
    - 24 Mar 15, 7:51pm -

Home Energy

  • [Blog] Our Blog Has Moved
    Thanks for your interest in contributing a blog to the Building Performance Journal (formerly Home Energy magazine). We’re happy you’ve found us here, but we’ve moved! You can view our magazine on the Building Performance Association website a…
    - 61 days ago, 31 Jan 20, 4:57pm -
  • [Blog] Is Energy Efficiency an American Value?
    Energy efficiency is good for the economy, good for families, good for workers, and good for the environment.
    - 85 days ago, 7 Jan 20, 4:52pm -
  • [Blog] Which Refrigerant Has The Lowest GWP?
    As you probably know, 2020 will see the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) implementing stricter rules concerning refrigerants in the United States. Specifically, HCFC refrigerants will no longer be produced in or imported into the United States.…
    - 95 days ago, 28 Dec 19, 3:11pm -
  • [Article] Not Fade Away
    Home Energy is moving out of its office of ten years in Berkeley, California. Still maintaining the same high standard for truth that has kept this publication in print for—gasp!—35 years, our editorial staff will work from their homes. Moving th…
    - 9 Dec 19, 7:30pm -
  • [Article] Climate House: Passive House as an Opportunity
    Designing a new building in a flood zone can be a rigorous challenge but also an opportunity. In New York, Superstorm Sandy left behind devastated communities in low-lying coastal areas of Long Island. Some residents relocated for as long as one year…
    - 9 Dec 19, 7:19am -
  • [Article] Build Your Own Code
    Nobody likes energy codes. This unfortunate fact maintains my popularity ratings, as a writer and enforcer of energy codes, down in the low single digits. Energy codes fall into the same category as speed limits and industrial safety rules—things t…
    - 9 Dec 19, 5:39am -
  • [Article] Dust-Control Strategies for Energy Upgrades
    Completing weatherization and home performance upgrades can be dirty work. Add the challenges of being in occupied homes, and you have one of the toughest jobs in the industry! The type of dust created during energy upgrades ranges from a substantial…
    - 9 Dec 19, 4:13am -
  • [Article] How to Future-Proof a Museum Collection
    Larry Weingarten, longtime friend and contributor to Home Energy magazine, recently moved his Water Heater Museum from his home in Salinas, California, to a very special place on the East Coast. The museum had enjoyed some public attention at his hom…
    - 8 Dec 19, 11:48pm -
  • [Article] NYC's Biggest Sustainable Surprise
    At nearly 75 years old, New York City’s largest apartment complex continues to raise the bar for sustainability and energy-efficient retrofits.Occupying 80 acres of land just north of Lower Manhattan, Stuyvesant Town, and Peter Cooper Village is…
    - 8 Dec 19, 1:35am -
  • [Article] A New Chapter Begins
    After over 35 years of providing relevant, technical content to the building performance and weatherization communities, Home Energy will end its run after this issue. Starting with the Spring 2020 issue, the magazine will be called the Building Perf…
    - 6 Dec 19, 3:59pm -

houzz

  • new8 Sustainable, Organic Practices for Greener Lawn Care (12 photos)

    8 Sustainable, Organic Practices for Greener Lawn Care (12 photos)

    When thinking about your lawn care routine, consider what’s required to keep the grass looking its best. Do you need to apply fertilizers and pesticides, which can wash away to pollute local waterways, expose your family to harmful chemicals and cr…
    - 17 hours ago, 1 Apr 20, 9:00am -
  • newYour Guide to 10 Popular Bathroom Styles (10 photos)

    Your Guide to 10 Popular Bathroom Styles (10 photos)

    Whether you’re tackling a bathroom remodel with the help of a bathroom designer, architect or contractor,...
    - 18 hours ago, 1 Apr 20, 8:00am -
  • 3 Pros’ Own Kitchens, Inspired by Arts and Crafts Style (11 photos)

    3  Pros’ Own Kitchens, Inspired by Arts and Crafts Style (11 photos)

    The Arts and Crafts movement began in Europe in the late 19th century as a reaction to the Industrial Revolution. It emphasized an appreciation for handcrafted details and the promotion of health through connections to the outdoors — elements that…
    - 1 day ago, 31 Mar 20, 6:00pm -
  • 7 Key Things to Establish When Planning a Master Bathroom (11 photos)

    7 Key Things to Establish When Planning a Master Bathroom (11 photos)

    It’s hard for most of us to imagine now, but not too long ago, the average family home had just one small bathroom, which was seen purely as a utilitarian space for personal hygiene. Fast-forward 40 years or so, and en suites — secondary bathroom…
    - 1 day ago, 31 Mar 20, 6:00pm -
  • Bathroom of the Week: Bold and Contemporary in 40 Square Feet (7 photos)

    Bathroom of the Week: Bold and Contemporary in 40 Square Feet (7 photos)

    When she was ready to renovate the hall bathroom her teenagers share, this Maryland mother had a strong vision of what she wanted: a modern bath with a graphic blue floor tile and a floating vanity. “One of the great things about this homeowner is…
    - 2 days ago, 31 Mar 20, 1:22pm -
  • How Are You Handling Home Schooling Your Kids? (3 photos)

    How Are You Handling Home Schooling Your Kids? (3 photos)

    I’m not a schoolteacher. But now I’m supposed to play one at home. While the transition to working from home fortunately has been smooth for me, the transition to home schooling my 6- and 8-year-old kids has been anything but. I’m a part-time..…
    - 2 days ago, 31 Mar 20, 8:00am -
  • To-Dos: Your April Home Checklist (10 photos)

    To-Dos: Your April Home Checklist (10 photos)

    With lengthening days and milder temperatures in many parts of the country, April is a wonderful time to freshen up the home inside and out. To get sparkling windows, a clutter-free garage and more, here are 16 tasks to make the most of the first ful…
    - 2 days ago, 31 Mar 20, 7:00am -
  • 3 Gardens That Draw Inspiration From Favorite Getaways (9 photos)

    3 Gardens That Draw Inspiration From Favorite Getaways (9 photos)

    With travel plans put on pause, there’s never been a better time to imagine how your yard can transport you — or to add elements that remind you of a favorite trip. The following three gardens all draw inspiration from distant places, including a…
    - 3 days ago, 30 Mar 20, 9:00am -
  • 11 Questions to Ask an Architect or a Building Designer (7 photos)

    11 Questions to Ask an Architect or a Building Designer (7 photos)

    So you’ve found a number of architects and building designers on Houzz whose styles you love. You have studied their projects, read their reviews and even saved some of their photos in your own ideabook....
    - 3 days ago, 30 Mar 20, 8:00am -
  • Island Living With Spectacular Views in the Pacific Northwest (19 photos)

    Island Living With Spectacular Views in the Pacific Northwest (19 photos)

    For their retirement, this couple decided to move from their home in Hawaii to a forever home on Washington state’s Camano Island. While scoping out the Pacific Northwestern locale, they admired a house designed...
    - 4 days ago, 29 Mar 20, 9:00am -

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    • Santa Clara’s Nuevo community captures awards
      Communities designed by SummerHill Homes feature contemporary residences in idyllic locations with close proximity to shopping and dining destinations.For more than three decades the California-based builder has designed welcoming neighborhoods in p…
      - 30 days ago, 2 Mar 20, 3:06pm -
    • Getaway: Indulgent, environmentally conscious living with ocean views in Hawaii
      With its ocean views, upscale finishes and generous scale, 68-1210 S Kaniku Alanui, Unit 5A2 blends superlative design with a tropical setting.“It has a western and northern orientation, so afternoons and sunsets on the lanai are incredible,” sa…
      - 82 days ago, 10 Jan 20, 5:22pm -
    • Unrivaled in Height and Views, 181 Fremont’s Grand Penthouse Soars Over the City (sponsored)
      It's hard to imagine the future owner of the grand penthouse at 181 Fremont wanting for anything.Occupying the highest residence in the San Francisco, inhabitants will enjoy a stylish oasis soaring more than 700 feet above the city.The striking res…
      - 82 days ago, 10 Jan 20, 5:21pm -
    • Getaway: Two contemporary abodes, Cabernet vineyard along famed Silverado Trail
      Options abound on the famed Silverado Trail in Wine Country, specifically at a .68-acre lot that’s home to a pair of two-bedroom residences and a Cabernet vineyard.“It could be a family compound. A group of friends could pool their resources and…
      - 18 Dec 19, 2:05pm -
    • Island residence at Kaua’i offers a uniquely Hawaiian experience
      While Bay Area denizens may not have to scrape ice off their windshield and shovel snow from their driveways, they certainly might want an escape from gray, dreary weather during the winter. Fortunately, America’s 50th state has an elegant, luxurio…
      - 2 Dec 19, 5:33pm -
    • Troon Pacific wows again with Cow Hollow masterpiece
      A compound. A sanctuary. A work of art. An environmentally conscious masterpiece. The four-bedroom, seven-and-a-half bathroom contemporary at 2646 Union St. in Cow Hollow is all this and more.“Residence 2646 is the pinnacle of San Francisco reside…
      - 2 Dec 19, 5:33pm -
    • Lodi contemporary on more than 130 acres blends ‘beauty and practicality’
      Imagine a sprawling oasis in a burgeoning wine region. A place where one could raise horses or cattle, and still have enough room for vineyards and orchards.In this case, it’s an expansive retreat of more than 130 acres offering equestrian facilit…
      - 2 Aug 19, 11:34am -
    • Mill Valleycontemporaryamid redwoods
      Capturing as much natural light as possible proved a key factor in architect Christopher Raker’s reimagining of 340 Magee Ave. in Mill Valley. Towering redwoods surround the two-story contemporary, so Raker employed extensive use of transom, pictur…
      - 2 Aug 19, 11:33am -
    • Designer Profile: Asheshh Saheba, partner at Steinberg Hart
      Some kids just know what they’re going to be when they grow up. Asheshh Saheba was one of them. As a 5-year-old playing with Legos, Saheba knew that he was going to build buildings when he grew up.“It started by playing with Legos. Then I rememb…
      - 8 Jul 19, 9:43pm -
    • Days-long PG&E outages may be coming. Here's what to do if you lose power for days
      Such outages are expected to affect a number of homes this wildfire season in Northern California — the North Bay city of Calistoga is projected to lose power at many as 15 times, for instance — and decoding the best preparation options for your…
      - 29 May 19, 7:00am -
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      Horticulture Magazine

      • Plant American Persimmon in Your Edible Landscape

        Plant American Persimmon in Your Edible Landscape

        As an Amazon affiliate, we earn from qualifying purchases made through affiliate links. Virtues: American persimmon (Diospyros virginiana) is an eastern US-native tree with ornamental and edible appeal. It is a hardy, problem-free, medium-size tree t…
        - 2 days ago, 31 Mar 20, 10:29am -
      • Keys to Success When Rearranging Garden Plants

        Keys to Success When Rearranging Garden Plants

        As an Amazon affiliate, we earn from qualifying purchases made through affiliate links. Gardens evolve over time; their designs are not set in stone. Often the needs of the plants themselves demand some changes to be made.  Perhaps a plant outgrows…
        - 2 days ago, 31 Mar 20, 10:12am -
      • How to Transplant Seedlings to a Bigger Pot

        How to Transplant Seedlings to a Bigger Pot

        As an Amazon affiliate, we earn from qualifying purchases made through affiliate links. If you've started seedlings indoors in a cold climate, they may need to be transplanted to a larger pot and grown indoors a while longer before they can move out…
        - 2 days ago, 31 Mar 20, 9:57am -
      • Using Milk as Deer Repellent

        Using Milk as Deer Repellent

        This tip was shared with us for the January/February 2013 issue of Horticulture by George W. Longenecker, who was at that time Executive Director of the West Virginia Botanic Garden in Morgantown, W. Va. He wrote: Deer problems? Try milk. We’ve u…
        - 8 days ago, 25 Mar 20, 11:46am -
      • How and Why We Grow Lettuce in Containers

        How and Why We Grow Lettuce in Containers

        Container gardening offers great possibilities, especially to people without suitable ground for a garden. It's not without its challenges, however. Happily, there is a plant that's pretty, useful and very amenable to life in a pot: lettuce. Lettuce…
        - 8 days ago, 24 Mar 20, 2:33pm -

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