Father & daughter architects open firm together in York – York Daily Record/Sunday News

CLOSE Jim and Adrienne Williams are a father-daughter team at Williams Architects in York Paul Kuehnel Adrienne, left, and Jim Williams are a father-daughter team at Williams Architects in York. Adrienne, 28, left a firm in Lancaster and went into business with her father.(Photo: Paul Kuehnel, Paul Kuehnel) Adrienne Williams isn’t following in her father’s footsteps […]

Meet the women turning rags into $250 dresses at New York Fashion Week – MarketWatch

Getting trashed at Fashion Week is high on the list for these celebrities — this season it’s all about donning designs made entirely from “garbage.” The frocks — part of a “zero-waste” capsule collection — are created by stylist Claudine DeSola and fashion designer Tabitha St. Bernard and will be made in front of customers’ […]

Eco-friendly magazine won't be killing trees anymore | New York Post – New York Post

Rodale’s Organic Life won’t be contributing to the compost heap any longer. The eco-friendly lifestyle magazine said Friday its February/March issue will be its last in print as it switches to an all-digital format. The suspension of print after only 12 issues of the bimonthly title is a blow to Rodale Chief Executive Maria Rodale, […]

Is New York Ready for Solar Power? – New York Times

By KAYA LATERMAN September 30, 2016 Solar power in New York City may finally be having its moment. The number of residential projects across the five boroughs has risen to more than 5,300 this year from 186 in 2011, according to state officials, and there are another 1,900 in the pipeline. The solar boom has been prompted […]

Brand to Know: Basics That Champion an Eco-Friendly Agenda – New York Times

September 20, 2016 On the Verge By HILARY MOSS To prepare their newest goods, the designers Bobby Bonaparte and Max Kingery bought turmeric in bulk — 15 pounds, to be precise; their Los Angeles workshop continuously smelled of simmering curry in the weeks before they headed into production. They were perfecting the marigold hue that […]

New York Firm Harrison Green Says Landscape Architecture – Architectural Digest

Urban dwellers need only look outside their windows to recognize that landscape architecture is currently enjoying a new golden age. Take, for example, the intricate yet appealingly simple garden designs of Damien and Jacqueline Harrison, principals of the New York–based firm Harrison Green. With inspirations that range from established greenery experts (the venerable Russell Page) […]

Apple Becomes a Green Energy Supplier, With Itself as Customer – New York Times

By DIANE CARDWELL August 23, 2016 PALO ALTO, Calif. — The words are stenciled on the front of the Apple Store, a glass box sandwiched between a nondescript Thai restaurant and a CVS pharmacy in downtown Palo Alto: “This store runs on 100 percent renewable energy.” If Apple’s plans play out, it will be able to make […]

Why Home Solar Panels No Longer Pay in Some States – New York Times

By DIANE CARDWELL July 26, 2016 LAFAYETTE, Calif. — It was only two years ago that Elroy Holtmann spent about $ 20,000 on a home solar array to help cover the costs of charging his new electric car. With the savings on his monthly electric bills, he figured the investment would pay for itself in about a […]

Another Inconvenient Truth: It's Hard to Agree How to Fight Climate Change – New York Times

By JOHN SCHWARTZ July 11, 2016 By just about any measure, the movement to battle climate change has grown so large that the truths of Al Gore’s decade-old movie now seem more mainstream than inconvenient. In Paris in December, 195 nations agreed to reduce greenhouse gases. In the United States, 70 percent of Americans say that climate […]