Craig D'Costa

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8 Ultra-Low-Energy Passive Buildings Around the World

A “passive house”, from the German <i>passivhaus</i>, where the concept originated, is a way of building homes in an extremely energy-efficient manner. A …

Architecture

Gorgeous Enseada House is a breezy vacation home in Brazil

Fluid and open spaces dominate this beach house located in Xangri-lá, a famous vacation destination in Brazil. Design studio Arquitetura Nacional …

5 Sales Skills to Make Your Business Thrive

Sales is where the rubber meets the road in business. Learn how you can become a star salesperson.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In</i> Real Leaders Don't Follow<i>, author Steve Tobak explains how real entrepreneurs can start, build, and run successful companies in highly</i> …

Greg Norman tees up Sydney golf course project with Sekisui House

Sekisui House has won the support of the Greg Norman Golf Course Design to ink plans for a nine-hole course and driving range within a 300ha housing …

Macquarie Park plan swaps public housing for private-sector mixed-use apartments

"This is one of the new models that we're adopting where we say the taxpayers own the land. They've got some old housing stock. Let's renew it, but …

Get Organized With These 6 Tips That Lead to More Productive Days

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs live hectic lives -- long days at the office can be attributed to a never-ending list of responsibilities, and extended office hours means less personal and family time.<p>While every entrepreneur has the same number of hours …

Time Management

Articles about sustainably built home rural ontario on Dwell.com - Dwell

For this rural Ontario home, building sustainably was less about high-tech gizmos than learning to truly love the land.<p>Stylish, spacious, and self-sustaining, the Hill Country House ticks all the right boxes for progressive modern living.<p>A director and professor at Auburn’s acclaimed architectural …

Energy Efficiency

Japan has started turning abandoned golf courses into solar power plants

During real estate booms, developers have a tendency to build more than is necessary. When those booms go bust, we get to sit back and watch as …

Differing Work Styles Can Help Team Performance

Most leaders now recognize that the best teams leverage diversity to achieve long-term success. But many think about it in pretty narrow terms: gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, and/or age. Sometimes they also consider organizational attributes, like function or rank.<p>But there’s …

Articles about worlds first carbon positive prefab house on Dwell.com - Dwell

Believed to be the first house printed using mobile 3D printing technology, a 38-square-meter surface structure has sprung up in...<p>A mixed-use development transforms a site where the stone that built Bath was unearthed.<p>Three months ago, this was the site of Leo Marmol's new prefabbed residence in …

Prefab Homes

Articles about how boxy would you go look modern box homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

Our July/August 2015 issue is all about home automation.<p>If you were handed the keys to an Eichler home, would you set out to preserve it as a midcentury time capsule, or update it with...<p>Imagine a home that turns on the lights, cranks the tunes, and brews a pot of coffee when it’s time to wake up. …

Letterpress

Amazing Quotes to Inspire You Out of a Creative Rut

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It is entirely easy for entrepreneurs to get caught up in the rigorous daily grind of running a business and have her or his creative effectiveness greatly hindered. Add to this insecurity and fear of failure and you will land yourself in …

Creativity

Don't Squash Your Big Goals for the Year by Squandering Time

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What’s your annually renewed vow? Eat better, exercise more, lose weight? Spend more time with the kids? Keep a weekly date night with the spouse?<p>Have you set a goal that's work related -- perhaps to keep a neater office and files? Are …

Time Management

The one quality that you won't find on a resume

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

What Great Managers Do to Engage Employees

Less than one-third of Americans are engaged in their jobs in any given year. This finding has remained consistent since 2000, when Gallup first began measuring and reporting on U.S. workplace engagement.<p>Gallup defines engaged employees as those who are involved in and enthusiastic about their work …