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8 Green Beach Getaways

These homes take advantage of their sunny, breezy locations and incorporate a multitude of green living strategies.
June 11, 2015
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A Smart Tech Tool That Will Help Novice Gardeners Kill Fewer Plants

Edyn aims to help gardeners keep tabs on their plants' health with a sensor and accompanying app—a water valve that controls irrigation is also shipping later this summer. The products were designed by Yves Behar of fuseproject. Below, Edyn CEO and founder Jason Aramburu shares his thoughts on the target demographic for intelligent garden tools and what the future of the smart tech holds.
June 11, 2015
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8 Inspiring Green Spaces from Our Outdoor Issue

Our June 2015 issue, on newsstands now, features modern homes that use smart design features—green roofs, ample sliding doors, interior courtyards, and much more—to connect with the outdoors.
June 11, 2015

Photos of the Week: 7 Inspiring Outdoor Spaces from Our Readers

In conjunction with our June issue, which is dedicated to outdoor living spaces, we're asking our fans to post pictures of what outdoor living means to them with the hashtag #dwelloutdoor. Here are seven of our favorites!
June 5, 2015
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Here Is What We Can Do to Convert Rainwater Into a Useable Water Source

Field researcher and water-harvesting expert Ed Beaulieu analyzes our conservation options for the future.
May 23, 2015
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6 Tiny New York City Backyards

These projects show how to make the most of the limited green space outside your building.
May 13, 2015
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Energy Storage Expert Jim Kelly Brings Renewables to Railroads

Jim Kelly first began pondering the possibilities and limitations of renewables as a senior vice president of transmission and distribution for Southern California Edison. After 38 years with the state’s second-largest utility, he was named CEO of Advanced Rail Energy Storage, or ARES, which developed a system that draws energy from the grid to run weighted rail cars up an incline. When demand spikes, the cars roll downhill and a regenerative braking system generates electricity that is dispatched back to the grid. On the basis of its quarter-scale test facility in California’s Tehachapi Mountains, ARES received its first commercial commission, in 2014, to deliver reliable, renewable energy to Southern California from Nevada by 2017.
May 9, 2015
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4 Copenhagen Hotels That Combine Good Design and Green Sensibility

Tour a crop of Copenhagen hotels that are making a strong case for eco-friendly design.
May 6, 2015
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Super Green Affordable Housing Introduces Passive Design to the Masses

Multifamily housing projects that meet Passive House standards are bringing European-style energy efficiency to a new demographic in the United States.
May 3, 2015
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