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Will Downtown Comebacks Reverse Commercial Sprawl? Yes, It is Happening Right Now.

by Lloyd Alter from Lloyd Alter's feed  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:10 AM
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In Toronto today, a monster new grocery store is opening in an old hockey rink. Purists are appalled, but I am [...]

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What Do Top Architecture Schools Have in Common? BuildingGreen Resources

by Paula Melton from BuildingGreen.com LIVE  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:10 AM
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DesignIntelligence has released its annual report on the top architecture schools, and 80% are campus-wide BuildingGreen subscribers. The top architecture schools for 2012, according to DesignIntelligence. Hey, don't we know you? ... We [...]

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The BuildingGreen Guide to Insulation Products and Practices Should Be On Every Designer's Virtual Bookshelf. (Book Review)

by Lloyd Alter from Lloyd Alter's feed  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:10 AM
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Insulation is complex, controversial, critical to conservation and too often ignored. The BuildingGuide Is a big help, if not the conclusive [...]

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The Lightbulb Wars: The Best Lighting For Your Home Test Lab

by Cambria Bold (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:10 AM
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Do CFLs work best in overheard lights or in table lamps? What fixtures work well for LEDs? In our second to last Lightbulb Wars video, Maxwell visits Lighting by Gregory to talk about how to light your home. Interested in getting new light fixtures and [...]

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Solar@Work: Commercial Solar Made Simple & Affordable Through Group Purchasing

by Green Chamber of Commerce  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:10 AM
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The San Francisco Department of the Environment would like to inform you of an exciting new solar group purchasing program for small businesses and commercial property owners in San Francisco called Solar@Work. This volume discount model makes it [...]

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Does Shipping Container Architecture Make Sense?

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:10 AM
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Shipping Container House By Ross Stevens I grew up around shipping containers; my dad made them. I played with them in architecture school, designing a summer camp out of them, fascinated by the handling technology that made them cheap and easy to [...]

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Product Review: GreenFiber Insulation

by Micki Howl (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:10 AM
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I live in Texas and it's hot, to say the least. In the hopes of reducing our energy use and cost, my husband and father-in-law embarked on a three phase installation project to provide our home with better insulation. Read Full [...]

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The History of the Bathroom Part 3: Putting Plumbing Before People

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:10 AM
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Image credit Siegfried Gideon via Thomas Wagner The really amazing thing about this standard "bathroom" from 1915, ninety-seven years ago, is how much it looks like the standard bathrooms of today. How did it get this way, and how did we get stuck in [...]

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Passive House Design from Canada Wins Competition For New Orleans

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:10 AM
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Images Credit Sustainable TO The Passivhaus (now called Passive House in North America) standard is usually thought of as a response to temperate or cold conditions, given its German origin. Certainly its annual heating energy limits are not going to [...]

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Global Energy Awards Nominations Open

by Dawn Killough from Green Building Elements  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:10 AM
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Nominations are now being accepted for the 2011 Global Energy Awards which recognize corporate and individual excellence in more than a dozen performance categories.  Nominations are due by September 12, 2011. Recognized as the energy industry’s [...]

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