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Have an Eco-Shed Weekend

by James Glave from Glave.com  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:06 AM
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It’s the gag kicker of the YouTube trailer, but it’s also true: You really can rent The Eco-Shed, the Bowen Island, B.C. building at the center of my forthcoming book ALMOST GREEN. We’re making the space available to overnight guests, [...]

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New Sustainable Prefabs From Being Homes Have "Timeless Design"

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:06 AM
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Image credit Being Development Le Corbusier said "Good Architects borrow, but great architects steal", and he stole the line from Picasso . It is all about being comfortable and talented enough to pay explicit homage to a master, or just borrowing [...]

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What are the financial or tax incentives for building a LEED for Homes certified house?

by from Green Home Guide General Feed  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:06 AM
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You’re right; this is an extremely common question, as most people investigating LEED-H want a straightforward answer regarding the incentives available for earning a LEED certification for their home. It sounds like you have already reviewed [...]

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Architects Build Thai Townhouse Facade Out Of Banana Plants

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:06 AM
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TreeHugger has often discussed the use of screens or shutters to keep the sun out while providing ventilation and privacy. Thai architects Pailin Paijitsattaya and Kanin Amboon of Architectkidd found a more local, traditional way of doing this: hand [...]

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The Subtle but Significant Greening of Starbucks

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:06 AM
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PSFK Back in November at Greenbuild we talked to Starbucks' Corporate Architect Tony Gale about the rollout of their new Global Store Design Strategy. It included designs that will "will reflect the character of each store's surrounding [...]

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The Most Popular Posts in Design and Architecture in 2010

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:06 AM
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Looking back at the most popular posts on TreeHugger in the Design and Architecture category , one sees a rather odd mix, barely a normal bit of design and architecture in the bunch. In fact, there is only one real building in the lot. But they do [...]

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Anti-Bike, Anti-Transit, Anti-Green Rob Ford Elected Mayor Of Toronto

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:06 AM
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Toronto Election News I previously reported on the Toronto election that Bikes and Streetcars Are Under Threat As The Suburban Car Loving Politicians Fight Back . Last night, Rob Ford was elected in a landslide as mayor of the largest city in Canada. [...]

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Urban Sanctuary

by shadmin from Slow Home  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:06 AM
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 "Urban Sanctuary" by eefoubert View the rest of the images or add your own to the Outrage Flickr [...]

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Gas prices drive push to reinvent America's suburbs

by shadmin from Slow Home  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:06 AM
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By Haya El Nasser from USA TODAYMARICOPA, Ariz. — Mayor Tony Smith proudly waves a thank-you letter from a major builder telling him that no city has ever reached out to him in his 30-year career the way Maricopa did.What Maricopa has been doing is [...]

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Fifty Ideas For The New City, Wherever It Is

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:06 AM
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Images Credit Urban Omnibus The Festival of Ideas for New York City runs from May 4 to 8; it "is a major new collaborative initiative in New York involving scores of Downtown organizations working together to harness the power of the creative [...]

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