Catalyst Blog

Stunning and Sustainable: Designing for Both Beauty and Resilience 

Alex Altieri of Vectorworks, reviews Kipnis Architecture + Planning's use of Vectorworks for Sustainable design & integration with the NextHaus Alliance team
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A Landscape That is as Sustainable as it is Stunning

The goal of designed and managed sustainable landscapes is to maintain soil integrity, create plant and animal diversity, and, ideally, contribute to our overall wellness.
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Architects Can Save the World!

Nathan Kipnis talks about the 2030 Commitment’s goal it is to get all architects to design their buildings to net zero carbon by 2030.
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Shedding New Light on LEDs in Landscape Illumination

Dean MacMorris goes over the different options of LED illuminated landscapes and their benefits.
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Wood is Good

Homes should be thoughtful, sustainable, and built for life. These are some of the core values at NextHaus Alliance. Gabriela of Sierra Pacific goes over the topic on wood windows and doors.
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Independence Days: Smart Home Technologies Control Energy Off and From the Grid

Joe Barrett talks about integrated technologies and control systems that enable greater sustainability and resiliency
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Second City Savant(s)

Larry Berliant of Berliant Builders talks about his trip to NYC to view demonstrations by Savant, USAI , Delos, and Lutron.
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The Cost-Value Equation for Stunning, Sustainable Living

How much does it cost to build a sustainable custom home or estate? Wendy Cohen of PowerHouse Recruiting & NextHaus Alliance Reviews
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Topping Off the Resilient Home

Resilience is one advantage of today’s metal roofs. The life span of a properly installed metal roof can be up to 50 years plus many other benefits.
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On the Side of Resiliency

Joe Stubler from Boral, talks about the innovative efforts of Boral TruExterior siding and trim made from recycled content.
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The Next Kitchen: Heart of the Home, In Harmony with Nature

Robert Accarino of Valcucine Chicago talks about the face and the heart of the home, a kitchen.
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How Interior Design Reflects Your Style – and Your Lifestyle and Values

Janet McCann talks about interior design choices and their impacts to a modern lifestyle.
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