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More stories about San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA

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    Taking portable toilets to a whole new level.

  • Gray Water's Time in the Sun

    As the California drought grinds on, renewed interest in using grey water heats up.

  • Mega-Builders Consolidate As Recovery Takes Hold

    High-profile acquisitions indicate growing financial strength among the nation’s biggest production homebuilders.With the homebuilding rebound two years old, the nation’s biggest builders are strengthening their grip on supplies of developed land.

  • Chinese Real-Estate Investors On A San Francisco Buying Spree

    In dense-packed San Francisco, investors from China are having an effect on the real estate market.

  • Los Angeles Ponders “Soft Story” Earthquake Retrofit Requirement

    Los Angeles may follow San Francisco’s lead, requiring owners of apartment buildings to reinforce first floor structures.

  • Exhibit: 'The Utopian Impulse'

    A new San Francisco exhibit showcases Buckminster Fuller's projects as well as Bay Area projects inspired by him. Through July 29.

  • Architect, Design Thyself

    As firms encourage more collaboration between architects and launch new research initiatives, office space design will also change. Welcome to a world of incubator spaces.

  • Building a Simple Passive House

    In September 2009 I completed a deep energy retrofit on a small house in Point Reyes Station, Calif., some 50 miles north of San Francisco.

  • JLC Report

    Big builders push for energy-efficiency initiative; remodeling shows signs of rebound; San Francisco battles sewer sludge; more

  • Letters

    Don't forget insulation; thermal solar storage; time-saving sidewall detail