Tamarah Long
Tamarah Long is a Registered Architect (WA state) who graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Design of the Environment. She received her Master’s of Architecture from the University of Florida and was a building design professional for more than ten years. Tamarah was also an Assistant Director at NCARB before joining the Architecture and Planning faculty at the University of Colorado from 2006-2012. Ms. Long currently is researching sustainable design strategies. wwwView Tamarah Long's profile on LinkedIn

Feature Imperfection: More on Reclaimed Materials

Feature Imperfection: More on Reclaimed Materials

Dan Phillips speaks about radically changing our addiction to using new materials in the building industry. He is passionate about reducing waste in all of his projects. As such, he is a master of embracing the imperfections inherent in some reclaimed materials.

The Excitement of Reclaimed Materials: Wood and Brick

The Excitement of Reclaimed Materials: Wood and Brick

There are countless ways that homeowners can re-use building materials that might otherwise end up in the trash. Two items that are often re-used are brick and wood.

Historic Homes: Repair or Replace?

Historic Homes: Repair or Replace?

Home owners are often persuaded to replace their historic windows to keep up with current and future energy standards. However, one should take into account how much embodied energy it might take to make a new double-hung wood window look like an old one.

Safe and Fun: Milk Paint

Safe and Fun: Milk Paint

For your next painting project, why not consider milk paint - a safer and more versatile alternative. Milk paint offers a larger variety of colors than might be found at a paint store.

Small Living Spaces: Trend or Cultural Movement?

Small Living Spaces: Trend or Cultural Movement?

Americans are looking to reduce waste and their carbon footprint by building creative, smaller living spaces.

Time tested techniques and fresh ideas: Yestermorrow Design/ Build School in Vermont

Time tested techniques and fresh ideas: Yestermorrow Design/ Build School in Vermont

“Yestermorrow Design/Build School inspires people to create a better, more sustainable world by providing hands-on education that integrates design and craft as a creative, interactive process.” When speaking with Executive Director of Yestermorrow, Kate Stephenson, it is clear that the...

Are you smarter than your Smart Meter?

Are you smarter than your Smart Meter?

When I first started researching this topic, I didn't care much about how a smart meter functions. I simply assumed that because of the name, it must be good technology that can help me save money on my utility bill....

Is there real progress toward reducing GHG emissions in the home building sector?

Is there real progress toward reducing GHG emissions in the home building sector?

Are homeowners today becoming more “green” in their habits due to necessity? According to Ed Mazria of Architecture2030.org, “ We know the urban built environment produces 70 percent of the global GHG emissions driving this climate crisis.” This organization and...

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