Xeriscape by City of Austin Xeriscape Program Coordinator, Dick Peterson
Drought Protection on a Budget by John Gleason, president of the Xeriscape Garden Club.
Service Your Air Conditioner for Summer Comfort by Doug Garrett
Parade of Homes to Feature Green Building by Jill Mayfield
Plant a Tree This Winter For a Green Spring by City of Austin Xeriscape Program Coordinator, Dick Peterson
Making Smart (And Green) Choices When You Paint by Jill Mayfield
Concrete Foundations that Double as the Finished Floor by Jill Mayfield
Tips to Keep Your Attic Cool By Marc Richmond-Powers
Choosing Windows by Mary McLeod
New Age of Building Materials Becoming Common Place in Homes by Jill Mayfield
Tree Preservation Makes "Cents" by Dennis Brown, Arborist
An excellent collection of Articles on sustainability is available at The Department of Energy's Center for Excellence for Sustainable Development.
See also the Citizen Planner Institute for more information on how you too can influence your community's growth and development.
Places of the Soul : Architecture and Environmental Design As a Healing Art by Christopher Day
The Temple in the House : Finding the Sacred in Everyday Architecture by Anthony Lawlor
A Home for the Soul : A Guide for Dwelling With Spirit and Imagination by Anthony Lawlor
Bill Christensen adds to the subject with Sthapatya Ved: Silence in Architecture
The following books relate to Sthapatya Ved, and are recommended by Mr. Bakshi. They're all pretty hard core. If you find a good source for these books, please let me know - AOEM bookstore no longer exists.
Oregon Architect Tom Bender has written some excellent material on Feng Shui and other related work in his new book. Text of Building With Nature (and other writing from Tom) is available online. He's also contributed the following except for us to include here:
Interested in submitting an article? Send a query letter with a general overview of the proposed topic (or the article or URL, if it's already written) to Bill Christensen There are no guarantees that all articles will be added here, but if it fits into the general philosophy of this website it will be considered. Thanks!