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AirTap

AirTap Heats Water Using Air

by The Author from Sincerely Sustainable  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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Given the fact that the heating of water is usually an energy intensive process, I’m a big proponent of any system that more efficiently heats water for residential or commercial applications. Solar thermal hot water systems have usually been my [...]

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Week in Review

Passive Materials, Health Concerns, Sensible Design, + Wisdom Farming

by Preston Koerner from Jetson Green  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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Eco-friendly designs. Green roofs need sensible design. Does LEED minimize human health concerns? Does Passive House require non-traditional materials? Green construction weathers tough economy. Looking to Japan for urban farming wisdom.  Demand [...]

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Houses For Sale

by shadmin from Slow Home  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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"Houses For Sale" by Fadilah HamidView the rest of the images or add your own at the Project Outrage Flickr [...]

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The Best Ever Explanation Of Why You Should Buy FSC Wood: Who Cares About The Forest?

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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Images credit Franke James We do go on about how important it is to buy lumber and wood products that are FSC ( Forest Stewardship Council ); it is a tough sell, particularly in the face of the millions that SFI, the Sustainable Forestry [...]

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The Most High-Tech Green Buildings

by Denis Du Bois from Energy Priorities  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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July 16, 2010 -- http://energypriorities.com/ -- Forbes has gathered ten buildings it considers to be the most high-tech in the world. The photos are worth the trip. Architects spearheaded the movement, decades ago, to make buildings less [...]

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Crossword puzzle on EnergyPriorities.com

Friday Fun: Energy Crossword Puzzle

by Denis Du Bois from Energy Priorities  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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September 27, 2008 -- This was great fun for a Friday... a crossword puzzle all about energy and the utility industry. I got all but four. "Energy and Utilities 101 Crossword Puzzle" by UtiliPoint Int'l consultant Patty Walton. The crossword [...]

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Public Transit: The Cost of Financial Carelessness

by Denis Du Bois from Energy Priorities  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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November 02, 2009 -- http://energypriorities.com/ -- Wll bailed-out banks bankrupt transit systems at a time when those systems are critical to our energy independence? Mitchell Moss has a column today in the New York Times advocating a [...]

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Remote Office Centers

by shadmin from Slow Home  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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Remote Office Centers - http://www.remoteofficecenters.comRemote Office Centers lease individual offices, phone systems, telecommuting services and infrastructure to workers from multiple companies in shared centers near where people live. [...]

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Photographers Make Wedding Invites Made From Repurposed Film Canisters

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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Images copyright Ambient Studios , used with permission Trevor and Larissa are partners in a photography studio and partners in life, so for their wedding invitations they kept to a photography theme and packed them into repurposed 35mm film [...]

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joists

us askew

by zora naki from gardenopolis  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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as a gardener, i love the rain (no watering! free pass!), but as a home reno person in the process, with no ROOF, i hate it. go away! you are potentially ruining my hardwood floors, currently covered by plywood, but still lurking! progress has been made. [...]

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