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Park51, AKA Ground Zero Mosque, Mixes Old And New Green Technology

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
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It's technically not a mosque, and it's technically not at Ground Zero, but it is technically interesting. Of course TreeHugger is entirely apolitical and is just interested interested in the green technology, a mix of old and new. Architectural [...]

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Planet Reuse: A Dating Service For Used Materials

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
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Image Credit Lloyd Alter There are some things that the Internet is very good at, including helping put people and people or things and things together. Nathan Benjamin runs a dating service for materials, putting people together with the used [...]

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A farm in your backyard.

by designTURF (noreply@blogger.com) from designTURF  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
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MyFarm takes community supported agriculture one step further by planting a farm in your backyard. It's an absolutely brilliant concept and here's how it works. Let's say you have an unkempt backyard. Rather than hiring a gardener, you can hire MyFarm [...]

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What is the Best Way To Build A Wall? Not A Simple Answer

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
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Voltaire wrote Le mieux est l'ennemi du bien, often translated as "The perfect is the enemy of the good;" he might well have been talking about residential construction. You run the gamut from the typical American 2x4 frame wall all the way to [...]

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Elevator Bay House

by shadmin from Slow Home  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
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 Elevator Bay House by Jason-Emery Groën The need for affordable living space and the desire to physically manifest modern architectural ideas are what propelled us to create the Elevator Bay House in Kingston. A home should be an investment in a [...]

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Grid House by Moto Designshop Inc.

by shadmin from Slow Home  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
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Grid House by Moto Designshop Inc. is an innovative townhome design for an infill site in [...]

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house reno update

house reno update

by zora naki from gardenopolis  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
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i’ve been on a bit of a blogging hiatus, but a brief house update, as i condense 4 weeks of renos into two or three posts. here is the house with the stucco going on in layers. The colour on the chimney is what we will be painting the entire [...]

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Prefab Answers, Sustainability Battles, Efficiency Boosts, + Loveless Wood

by Preston Koerner from Jetson Green  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
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Green building goes on a budget. Q&A: Michelle Kaufmann on prefab. Tax credit pushes homeowners to boost efficiency. Law group releases model green building ordinance. Legal battles over sustainability just beginning. Massachusetts Passive House sets high [...]

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New Type Of Battery May Solve Off-Grid Solar’s Biggest Drawback

by The Author from Sincerely Sustainable  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
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photo courtesy of Popular Mechanics The vast majority of residential, and most commercial, installed solar arrays today are grid-tied systems. This means all of the power produced by the solar panels installed on a building is fed directly back to the [...]

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E.D.G.E.: An Experimental Dwelling for a Greener Environment

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
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Images Credit Dan Hoffman Architect William Yudchitz of Revelations Architects/Building Corporation designed EDGE to be an "experimental minimalist structure aims to meet basic human needs while still providing a qualitatively rich life". Within just [...]

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