Passive Design

2014 Polished Concrete Awards Winners
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2014 Polished Concrete Awards Winners

Here are the winners of the 2014 Polished Concrete Awards. More

Sustainable Home of the Year
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Sustainable Home of the Year

Achieving a LEED platinum rating, the highest level, for a home means doing... More

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Hanley Award Winner Announced

Santa Fe, N.M., architect and champion of building energy efficiency Edward Mazria, AIA was named this year More

The New American Home 2009
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The New American Home 2009

There is nothing else like it in Las Vegas, but if Tyler Johns, president of Blue... More

Residential Concrete Showcase
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Residential Concrete Showcase

Tierra Concrete Homes has developed a method for constructing all-concrete homes... More

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Saving Energy with Concrete

The world supply of readily usable energy is finite and woefully short for the projected needs of an ongoing industrial society. More

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Earth-Sheltered Nature Center

To build a nature awareness center that did not disrupt the natural environment, the structure chosen was an earth-sheltered, earth-integrated concrete building heated by passive solar energy with electricity provided by a wind generator and hot water by solar collector panels. More

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Thin Shell House

I am seeking information on reinforced concrete construction for a thin-shell one-story house, complete section dome type. It will be curved around a court and have windows facing south for passive solar. The other sides are to be earth berm including som More

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Promoting the Farm Market

The modern farmer is a sophisticated businessman. Show him how paved concrete feedlots or feeding floors will speed up livestock weight gain, resulting in higher profits, and you have a new customer for concrete. More

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