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Design Blooms with these Five Products

by Preston Koerner from Jetson Green  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
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In an effort to find truly sustainable and beautiful commercial interior design, the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and Interiors & Sources magazine partnered to create the Bloom Awards. Now in its second year, the winners have just been [...]

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Book Review: Renewable Energies For Your Home

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
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Much of Russel Gehrke's Renewable Energies for your Home is a useful compendium of information for people who want to build a solar dryer or make biodiesel without killing yourself. There is a neat design for a quick and easy solar heater made out of [...]

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Are You an Atmosphan?

by James Glave from James Glave  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
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I’ve been mulling over in my head potential replacements for the word “environmentalist,” a term that in the minds of many needs to be retired, then sent home with a pension and a gold watch. Why? Maybe it’s that it’s just [...]

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Earn a Weekend in a Prefab KitHAUS

by Preston Koerner from Jetson Green  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
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KitHAUS just installed two prefab modules, a K3 and K4, in Arroyo Grande, California.  And if you've ever wanted to test out a tiny prefab, the company is running a contest over the next year called "ourHAUS yourHAUS kitHAUS" for the opportunity to stay [...]

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Affordable Passive House in Whistler

by Preston from Jetson Green  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
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This is an ultra-efficient project that recently broke ground in Whistler, British Columbia.  It’s interesting and innovative on many different levels.  First, the Whistler Passive House Duplex has to meet affordability requirements as part of [...]

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Habitat Horticulture's Green Walls in SF

by Trent Johnson (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:08 AM
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San Francisco-based Habitat Horticulture installs some of the most beautiful living walls in San Francisco, and they've just added these new partitions to the Metreon City View patio overlooking Yerba Buena Gardens. Read Full [...]

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New Ziegler Prefab Home in New Jersey

by Preston from Jetson Green  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:08 AM
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It’s only been three months since we first mentioned this New Jersey prefab, yet the modern LABhaus is complete and the owners are spreading their wings in the new place.  The single-family home has 2,438 square feet with a basement, four [...]

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What Do Empty Stores Have To Do With Green Building?

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:08 AM
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Image credit Kevin Dooley I lurk on green building sites less than I used to because they talk about, logically, green building, endless arguments about where the vapor barrier goes in single family custom houses instead of the bigger issues of [...]

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A Prettier Power Pylon: British Competition Short List Unveiled (Survey)

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:08 AM
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Plexus Images credit Pylon Design Competition There are 88,000 power pylons in the UK, and the design of them has barely changed in 90 years. The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Department of Energy and Climate Change have been [...]

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Solar Ivy: Awesome Solar Energy Delivery Devices

by Cambria Bold (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:08 AM
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We love the idea behind Solar Ivy, the small ivy-like solar energy gathering devices developed by Brooklyn-based SMIT ("Sustainable Minded Interactive Technology"). These tiny individual solar panels are affixed to buildings via a flexible, bendable [...]

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