For the planners of a streetscape in the Village of New Albany, Ohio, the first question was cost. Would it be less expensive to apply new asphalt, conventional curb inlets and underground storm sewer piping or to install permeable pavers? When the estimates came in, the...

Sweat Equity, a mainstay of  HGTV’s DIY Network, is a show about how you can undertake home improvement projects to increase the equity in your home.  It’s hosted by general contractor Amy Matthews.  A recent episode was about how Amy’s sister, Christine, who spent nine...

Adding a water permeable brick patio is helping a project move from LEED "Silver" to "Gold" in Greensboro, North Carolina. University of North Carolina Greensboro architecture students are developing the new facility for My Sisters' House, a home for unwed teenage mothers. Details here. Pine Hall...

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="600" caption="StormPave water permeable clay pavers prior to application of sand. Note spacer nibs that make installation easier on the fingers. "][/caption] Pine Hall Brick clay pavers were used for this project in Dayton, Ohio and we were doubly pleased to discover the...

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJQYItJkpwU&hl=en&fs=1] Attention landscape architects, paving contractors and hardscape installers: permeable clay pavers are a boon for green and LEED projects. Here's a seven-minute video clip to give you the information you need to help you win a project. For more information, Email Pine Hall Brick....

[caption id="attachment_24" align="alignleft" width="300" caption=" "][/caption] The Cliffs Cottage at Furman, a Southern Living Showcase home, is a model of environmentally responsible design, sustainable building techniques and materials and energy-saving systems. From the bamboo flooring to the solar panels in the roof, the 3,400-square-foot residential home...

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