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Heather Ferrier grew up around green building. Her father, Don Ferrier, was crafting earth-sheltered homes in the Dallas/Fort Worth area in 1985, when she was a young girl working for his construction company. When she graduated from college and became general manager of Ferrier Construction, He.. read more ›

By now, most of us have at least a vaguely-formed understanding of sustainable design, popularly known as “green building.” But even a short visit with Dallas architect Gary Olp is a mind-expander on the concept’s tenets. “The standard definition of sustainable design is .. read more ›

On the Home Front The progress is slow, the shift in attitudes almost imperceptible. But green is not a fad. Its principles are thousands of years old, and it will shape the way we design our homes, offices, and public spaces in the future. After decades of delays, denials, and false starts, Dal.. read more ›

Mixing cost-efficiency with eco-friendly design, this Texas home is the first dwelling in the Lone Star state to garner the prestigious LEED for Homes Platinum rating. After his own home received one of the highest Home Energy Rating System (HERS) scores in North Texas, it was no surprise that G.. read more ›