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Why The #Occupy Movement Is An Environmental Movement

by Lloyd Alter from Lloyd Alter's feed  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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F. Scott Fitzgerald said "The Rich Are Different Than You And Me". He was right. TreeHugger should recognize that the 1% are cooking this [...]

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Cork Flooring from Candice Olson: Clean, Comfortable, Affordable

by Angie Cho (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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Whenever picturing my dream home, I always battle between hard floors and carpet. While each side has many good characteristics in its favor, cork may just push me over to hard floors. Candice Olson is just one among many designers who are using [...]

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Ecological Vision, Passive Grassroots, Performance Building, + House and Home

by Preston from Jetson Green  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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The death of the McMansion. Passivhaus is German for no-brainer. Passive House grows beyond the grassroots. Builder invests in high performance homes. The difference between house and home. Why the “light bulb ban” is a good idea. Windows [...]

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LEDs? Incandescents? Who's Using What for Jobsite Lighting

by from BuildingGreen.com LIVE  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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I called Pete Samaras, Senior Electrical Estimator at DPR Construction, to ask him about job-site lighting practices for our product review on LED jobsite lighting  (see LED Systems Provide Huge Energy Savings for Jobsite Lighting, EBN Aug. [...]

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Panellized Prefab Houses Framed in Two days

by Lloyd Alter from Lloyd Alter's feed  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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There's more than one way to prefab a house; here is a system that improves quality and [...]

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Clever Folding Garage Saves Space, Improves Streetscapes

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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Modern Mechanix shows an interesting idea for saving space; after all, why take up all that room in a house for a garage when the car is gone so much of the time? Why make every facade of every house in America a blank wall of a garage door, when you [...]

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I want to install bamboo flooring over a concrete slab, with electric radiant heating between. Can you give me advice?

by from Green Home Guide General Feed  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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Can I do this myself? Installing a radiant floor system on concrete with a wood floor finish is a complicated issue and not the best do-it-yourself project. An improper installation will jeopardize the performance of system and [...]

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Make A Marvelous Modern Trellis Modern In Minnesota

by Sarah Rae Trover (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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Although a trellis is a much needed part of many gardens, they're not always that modern. They can tend to look a little country crafty, and that's all well and good unless your home is a super awesome modern space in Minnesota. Read Full [...]

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How To Compost a Corpse

by James Glave from James Glave  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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My first piece for The Walrus is up on the magazine’s site. Here’s an excerpt: Squirrels, it turns out, compost quite nicely. Small birds? Sure. Happens in the woods every day, after all. But stuff a human body into a backyard bin, and within [...]

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C3 Modular House Going Up in Chicago

by Preston Koerner from Jetson Green  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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Square Root Architecture + Design just began construction of its first prefab home in Chicago.  The C3 Modular Home is participating in the Chicago Green Homes program and will shoot for LEED Platinum certification with green elements such as Energy [...]

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