• A Living Roof in Harleston Village

    New construction is a rare sight on the historic Charleston peninsula. When the opportunity arises to build on scarce vacant land, there is also the opportunity to incorporate sustainable practices and modern technology to minimize our built environment’s impact on the natural one. In the coastal city of Charleston, perhaps the most important element of the built environment is the management of stormwater – the rainwater that would otherwise be absorbed into marshes are instead

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  • How Clean is Charleston Tap Water?

    I read this week about Boston winning the 2014 “Best of the Best” in a taste test hosted by the American Water Works Association. The tap water in Boston is so clean, the city got a waiver from the EPA mandate that requires cities to filter and treat tap water, which typically involves a veritable cocktail of unpleasant chemicals dumped by the tons. My first thought was the taste of Charleston tap water – it’s

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