Murrye Bernard is a freelance architecture writer in New York City. A native of the South, Murrye’s perception of space, color and texture was undoubtedly shaped by the humid backdrop of cotton fields and deteriorating downtowns. She renovated a condo in a historic home in Little Rock, Arkansas, spending months covered in plaster dust while becoming all too familiar with the tasks of hanging drywall and refinishing hardwood floors.
Murrye holds a Bachelor of Architecture and is a LEED Accredited Professional. Her work has been published in a range of national and regional design magazines including Architectural Record, Eco-Structure and Architectural Lighting, among others. She serves as a contributing editor for eOculus, the newsletter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) New York Chapter and previously edited two newsletters for the AIA National Associates Committee.
Kermit the Frog said "it's not easy being green," but I beg to differ. Green home renovation techniques are often common sense and almost always save you money in the long run. Greening your home may seem intimidating at first, but as cliche as it sounds, small changes can ultimately make a big difference. While lots of trends in home design come and go, sustainable practices have become a permanent part of the building and renovation vocabulary. I'll guide you through your most pressing questions and concerns.