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Three Views of Urbanism: Alex Steffen, Kaid Benfield and Jim Kunstler

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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Three important urban theorists are making the rounds this week, with Alex Steffen delivering a TED talk on the Sharable Future of Cities. He starts of with our "clean energy problem"- that we cannot possibly generate enough to replace the fossil fuels [...]

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World's Tallest Prefab To Be Built in Brooklyn? Fuggedaboutit.

by Lloyd Alter from Lloyd Alter's feed  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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There are just so many things wrong with this picture I don't know where to [...]

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Green Key Real Estate; Eco-friendly Agents to Encourage Past Meets Present Designs

by Jennifer Shockley from Green Building Elements  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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Sustainable living is not a new practice it has just became a new concept. People think that going green means living in newly designed, state-of-the-art, technologically advanced dwellings. They push new concepts that truly have been around since the [...]

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“Hubway” Boston’s New Bike Share Program

by Kim Lucian (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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Beginning this July the city of Boston is launching a bike share program similar to those already existing in many major cities in Europe. The program is set to begin with 600 bikes at 61 kiosks throughout the city and they hope to grow to as many as [...]

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Careful Consumption: On Energy and Water Usage Best of 2011

by Laurie McGinley (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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Energy and water are two of the biggest resources we use in homes and we've written a lot about both of them in 2011. Here is a small sample of tips, tricks, resources and good questions about energy and water from the last year. TOP ROW • 1 9 [...]

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Green Your Drainage: Permeable Paving

by Lauren Zerbey (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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One of the best ways to deal with rainwater on site is to let it infiltrate straight into the ground. Last week we talked about the design and benefits of rain gardens, but what about areas that need to be more durable, like driveways, sidewalks and [...]

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With heart and soul

by Vilde (noreply@blogger.com) from My Scandinavian Retreat  (prefab blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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Photo: Mikkel Adsbøl/KML DesignLove the nursery in this Danish apartement! From KML Design:"When Mette and Mikkel Adsbøls housing hunt began in 2007, they wanted specifically to find a home with a soul. But they also wanted to stay in green surroundings [...]

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Thomas Friedman, the Accidental Environmentalist

by from BuildingGreen.com LIVE  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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Thomas Friedman argues that sustainable design is patriotic. Will non-choir members be convinced? Posted the next day. As Bourbon Street throbs beneath my hotel room window, it is a little hard to focus on anything else--and in my [...]

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Plastic Bottle Construction

by Trent Johnson (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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This 624-square-foot bungalow utilizes quite an innovative construction process: it's put together with sand-filled plastic bottles, each one capped and weighing about two pounds.Read Full [...]

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Switch Lighting Unveils First 100-watt equivalent LED

by Matt Smith from Green Building Elements  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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One of the most common complaints when it comes to switching over to LED lighting is that, although they save energy, the bulbs aren’t as bright as their incandescent counterparts. Switch Lighting is attempting to quell these complaints by [...]

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