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Land Architects-designed statement garden featured on Houzz

Wallace 3A strong statement hedgerow of boxwood and pachysandra adds structure to a formal garden in Southeast Michigan. Check out the project, featured in this Houzz article: 5 Structural Plants to Frame Your Garden Beautifully.

MZF – Sustainable Landscaping Presentation 6-10-12

Land Architects is happy to participate in such worthhile event like Mission Zero Fest – June 9, and 10!  Land Architects specializes in design and intalling sustainable landscapes and was invited to share our knowledge in the festival’s sustainable landscaping educational session on Sunday, June 10 at 2 PM.  The attached presentation address a project applying for LEED Platinum certification and relates it to projects any homeowner can do for themselves. Click to Download

Video! How to create an energy efficient home with sustainable landscaping.

American homes account for 22 percent of total energy use as well as nearly 22 percent of carbon dioxide emissions.  Energy use in the U.S. could be cut by 23 percent by 2020 by implementing simple energy efficiency measures.  Basic green technologies like smart tree placement and green roofs and walls can be used to dramatically reduce energy usage inside homes. If placed strategically, trees can reduce summertime cooling energy needs by 10-47 % and wintertime heating needs by 2-8 %.   Residential green roofs can reduce energy usage in both summer and winter.  The green roof of the American Society of Landscape Read More…

Dalai Lama on the opportunity of climate change!

The 14th Dalai Lama of TibetIn addition to building aesthetically appealing and creative landscapes, Land Architects has always maintained a sustainable approach to design and installation in the face of growing concerns about the effects of climate change.  Recently, the Dalai Lama joined two distinguished scientists in highlighting how global warming threatens the one planet we all call home. His message: climate change offers an opportunity for every person to have a positive influence on the rest of the world.  Read the whole story…