Traverwood Library

Detroit Public Television will air “Up from Ashes,” at 8 p.m. this Thursday (June 11)  on channel 56. Viewers can relive how the building came into existence and find out how developers harvested hundreds of ash trees that were devastated by the emerald...

ALOeTERRA Not Bureaucracy Proof

The city of Troy now owns ALOeTERRA, LTU’s entry in the 2007 Solar Decathlon and learned how not to take care of it this past winter.  Apparently, water pipes froze and water did some significant damage to the interior finishes.  Exactly why they froze is a...

Tiera

I attended a residential green building seminar last week and was pleased to see some thought provoking projects presented during the day. One project in particular called Tiera caught my attention. Teira is being designed by Rizzolo Brown + Nowak Architects in Ann...

MOCAD : considering Architecture

The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) hosted an architecture related exhibit from May10th thru July 28th that seems to have “flown under the radar.”  In fact, the only reference I could find besides the MOCAD site was an even smaller article at...

Container Housing

The last couple months, the local newspapers have highlighted some green architecture initiatives.  We previously reported a couple of firsts for Michigan in LEED certified projects.  This one is more focused on reuse and recycling of existing shipping containers....

Green Michigan Firsts

Two Michigan projects have made history by attaining LEED certification for their buildings. LaFontaine Buick Pontiac GMC Cadillac, located at the northern edge of Oakland County, is expected to receive a Gold certification.  It is the first dealership in...