Personal tools
log in | join | help
Sections

LiveModern: Your Best Modern Home

LiveModern is an online community for modern, sustainable housing design, products and services. Join our community to find design and share ideas. The best and brightest are highlighted here.



 

 


5-19-11greywater.jpg

Water Legacy Greywater Recycling

by Trent Johnson (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:10 AM
Editorial Rating: 1 2 3 4 5
Average Rating: 1 2 3 4 5 ( 0 votes)

For most of us, setting up a grey water system— that is, setting up a system to recycle waste water that's only slightly contaminated to use for flushing a toilet or watering plants—is too complicated. Water Legacy aims to change that by [...]

Read More…


Cargotecture Lands At Sunset Celebration

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
Editorial Rating: 1 2 3 4 5
Average Rating: 1 2 3 4 5 ( 0 votes)

Images courtesy of Sunset Magazine Sunset Magazine always makes a splash on their Celebration Weekend with a model home; Michelle Kaufmann got her big launch when they presented her first Glidehouse there, and the first Breezehouse in 2005. They are [...]

Read More…


Upcoming Roundtable Discussion in San Francisco!

by Green Chamber of Commerce  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
Editorial Rating: 1 2 3 4 5
Average Rating: 1 2 3 4 5 ( 0 votes)

“Community and Stakeholder Engagement: A Sustainable Approach” When: September 21st 6:30p PST Where: Hotel Palomar 12 Fourth Street San Francisco, CA Cost: $30 Food and beverages will be provided. Click here to register The objective of this event [...]

Read More…


PlanetSave Interview: Green Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Stacie Shepp

by Green Chamber of Commerce  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
Editorial Rating: 1 2 3 4 5
Average Rating: 1 2 3 4 5 ( 0 votes)

Stacie Shepp, the Green Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, and I got connected recently as mutual sponsors of 350.org’s The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Doesn’t Speak for Me campaign. I’m a big fan of the GreenChamber of Commerce’s mission and [...]

Read More…


Energy Retrofit or 401(k)?

by from BuildingGreen.com LIVE  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
Editorial Rating: 1 2 3 4 5
Average Rating: 1 2 3 4 5 ( 0 votes)

The strategy of living with inefficient homes and cars, and then looking to retirement accounts and paychecks to pay for that inefficiency appears more and more questionable. And I have some numbers to prove it. Sure, I've heard of [...]

Read More…


Materials: The Macrobiotics of building natural, healthy and durable

by from BuildingGreen.com LIVE  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
Editorial Rating: 1 2 3 4 5
Average Rating: 1 2 3 4 5 ( 0 votes)

What used to be called the "bricks and mortar," or the material building blocks, of our homes are the ingredients we use to assemble a structure which we intend (or should) to be sound, healthy and durable. But what, precisely, do we mean by [...]

Read More…


The Ultimate in D-I-Y: Urban Repair Squad At Work

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
Editorial Rating: 1 2 3 4 5
Average Rating: 1 2 3 4 5 ( 0 votes)

Images credit Martin Reis Toronto was blessed with a beautiful waterfront and a network of gorgeous green ravines with rivers feeding into the wetlands near the harbour, so of course they filled the wetlands with toxic waste, blocked off the [...]

Read More…


Before & After: Basement Turned Light-Filled Art Studio Reader Project

by Cambria Bold (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
Editorial Rating: 1 2 3 4 5
Average Rating: 1 2 3 4 5 ( 0 votes)

This basement makeover, submitted to us by Re-Nest reader Sarah of cafe + dish, shows just how transformative a few coats of white paint can be. As she writes: "Living in Boston, space is at a premium. The studio is in a "garden-level" part of the [...]

Read More…


Is Waterlox considered a low-VOC product? After the initial application, is there anything in Waterlox that would offgas over time?

by from Green Home Guide General Feed  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
Editorial Rating: 1 2 3 4 5
Average Rating: 1 2 3 4 5 ( 0 votes)

I am starting to look into different products for finishing wood floors, and am interested in a product such as Waterlox as an alternative to polyurethane. I've been able to find information about the pros and cons of this product as a finish for wood [...]

Read More…


Not A Good Week For Barack Obama, Or The Environment

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
Editorial Rating: 1 2 3 4 5
Average Rating: 1 2 3 4 5 ( 0 votes)

Today at the White House, image credit Agent 350 It has not been a good week for Barack Obama. Outside his house, it is the last day of the sit-in and it's the biggest crowd yet. Yesterday author Naomi Klein was arrested; this can be a real problem [...]

Read More…


 

 

 
 
 

Website migration, maintenance and customization provided by Grafware.