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Low-Impact Green Duplex in Portland

by Preston Koerner from Jetson Green  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
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You probably heard about the new Passive House Alliance and the election of Sam Hagerman, Hammer & Hand, as president of the alliance.  This company is behind some impressive green projects, including an interesting home renovation in Portland.  [...]

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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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Micro Green Prefab Units in California?

by Preston Koerner from Jetson Green  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
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After completing a pair of ultra green prefab townhomes in Oakland, ZETA Communities is now designing two larger projects in planning for parking lot sites in Berkeley and San Francisco.  In collaboration with developer Panoramic Interests, these tiny [...]

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Shifting Ground

by shadmin from Slow Home  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
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Shifting Ground - http://shifting-ground.comShifting Ground is a public radio series that aims to elevate the dialogue on land use issues.  The series reveals the complex forces reshaping America and shows how individuals and communities are [...]

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iCANwalk

by shadmin from Slow Home  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
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iCANwalk - http://www.icanwalk.ca/home.htmliCANwalk is a collaboration of partners who support the development of walkable communities. We believe that together, we can build sustainable, walkable communities that will improve the health of our citizens, [...]

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The Hottest Ideas Coming out of Greenbuild 2010

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
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Image credit: Glassian.org One has to wonder about the carbon footprint of 20,000 architects, engineers and builders flying off to a convention, but there is a lot to see and learn. This year the sustainable building event Greenbuild International [...]

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Racing Against Time: A Bright Future

by Preston Koerner from Jetson Green  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
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This article is a contribution to Honda’s “Racing Against Time” thought leadership series.* Recently, I was approached by Honda to tackle the topic of "peak oil" in relation to the normal conversation on Jetson Green.  This site is devoted to [...]

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Raising the Bar For Recycling: Architect Designs Cool Stools From Wood Offcuts

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
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Trolling the bar scene at Melbourne's Raising the Bar, we find the Offcut Stools by Edwards Moore Architects. They are part of an exhibition of works made from "hard rubbish finds, found objects or the reuse of existing materials" displayed at a [...]

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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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