I wrote this right after GreenBuild 2007- but life got in the way of me adding pictures and posting sooner. Hopefully I can post more regularly. Check out my summary of the events I attended-

I will leave the Expo summary to Amanda. I was able to attend the opening plenary session with speeches by Rick Fedrizzi, President and CEO of USGBC and former President Bill Clinton amongst others. The choir was large and preaching was vibrant. In order to keep the energy up for the other 364 days a website was launched: GreenBuild365 I also attended six education sessions… (more…)

I’m live blogging from GreenBuild Chicago

I’ll be attending the Expo, to check out all the green products and services available to me as an architect.  I got here very early, to avoid the lines.   The number of attendants has far exceeded what was planned for.  This is excellent in many ways, but has obviously been a hurdle for the event planners to manage. 

I will only be attending the expo, but my partner in crime is attending a number of classes this week, and so he’ll report on a variety of topics, including Sustainable Residential Development in Canada and building Green Communities.

Welcome to the new home of Ecotecture.  Please bear with my while I migrate the archives and links from the old site to this one.

I hope you continue to enjoy the offerings.  There are also a couple of new features in the works, so keep reading!


WHEN: Thursday October 18, 2007 at 7p.m.

Free of Charge and Open to the Public.

WHERE: Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd (at Westwood), Los Angeles, CA

About Hammer Conversations

Hammer Conversations is an ongoing series that pairs creative thinkers for engaging discussions on culture, science, and the arts. It is presented by the Hammer Museum.

About Wired LivingHome

WIRED magazine and LivingHomes present the first ever WIRED Home, a showcase of the best in sustainability, technology and design. Designed by acclaimed residential architect, Ray Kappe, and Gold LEED® certified, the house is prefab to reduce cost and waste. Fully automated to allow for simplicity and control, it is filled with the latest in gadgets, gear and appliances, yet still keeps kilowatt usage low. The home’s anticipated energy use is 36 percent more efficient than a conventional residence of a similar size. Wired LivingHome will be open for tours from October 27th to November 11th. For more Information and to purchase tickets, visit: www.wired.com/wiredlivinghome

Ecotecture blog has made it to International Listing’s Top 100 Architecture Blogs! I am honored.

The WIRED Living Home show house, in Brentwood, CA, will be open to the public for 10 days only, beginning October 27th. Proceeds benefit “green” non- profits: Global Green and Enterprise

I won’t be able to make it, but if YOU do, please drop me a line with your thoughts!


With recent flooding in cities across the country,there has been increasing concerns about the state of our water treatment infrastructure. How can cities keep growing when many sewer systems are already at the breaking point?

First, we have to understand what’s already in place.


Simple diagram of typical water treatment plant from the EPA.