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.



 

 


Engineer Designs 182 Square Foot Boat-In-a-Basement

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:05 AM
Editorial Rating: 1 2 3 4 5
Average Rating: 1 2 3 4 5 ( 0 votes)

Benjamin Benschneider / The Seattle Times Rebecca Teagarden of the Seattle Times visits Steve Sauer's 182 square foot basement apartment. The 6'-2" tall engineer designs airplane interiors for Boeing, but notes a different inspiration: "The [...]

Read More…


When It Comes To Buildings, Who Is America's Biggest Loser?

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:05 AM
Editorial Rating: 1 2 3 4 5
Average Rating: 1 2 3 4 5 ( 0 votes)

The EPA writes about its Working off the Waste with EnergyStar Competition : From March Madness and Monday Night Football to American Idol and Survivor - we love a good game. This facet of American culture added the final dimension to EPA's [...]

Read More…


Twitter

Spain’s Windfarms Briefly Produced More Than Half Of The County’s Electrical Needs Over The Weekend

by The Author from Sincerely Sustainable  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:05 AM
Editorial Rating: 1 2 3 4 5
Average Rating: 1 2 3 4 5 ( 0 votes)

With high winds gusting across much of the country, Spain’s huge network of windfarms jointly poured the equivalent of 11 nuclear power stations’ worth of electricity into the national grid; producing 53% of the entire country’s [...]

Read More…


Nespresso Battery: Feel-Good Phony Environmentalism And Greenwashing

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:05 AM
Editorial Rating: 1 2 3 4 5
Average Rating: 1 2 3 4 5 ( 0 votes)

Images Credit Mischer'Traxler Dezeen and Inhabitat show the Nespresso Battery by Mischer'Traxler . It even was a winner in a competition called SUSTAIN.ABILITY.DESIGN. It purports to be green: The content of all batteries (old capsules and [...]

Read More…


Hosting and attending holiday parties

by designTURF (noreply@blogger.com) from designTURF  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:05 AM
Editorial Rating: 1 2 3 4 5
Average Rating: 1 2 3 4 5 ( 0 votes)

As the season of holiday parties and potlucks are underway, pretty and eco tabletop presentation is on my mind. I love these bamboo bowls that come in a rainbow of colors. They're low enough to stack as buffet plates for a big party and good looking [...]

Read More…


I'm interested in solar window film and I'm not sure which product to use. Solar Guard-film with metals or 3M prestige-no metals?

by from Green Home Guide General Feed  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:05 AM
Editorial Rating: 1 2 3 4 5
Average Rating: 1 2 3 4 5 ( 0 votes)

Susan, Please first read the last article I wrote on the subject to gain a basic understanding about how films work and what alternatives there are: "I am trying to research, compare and decide the most energy efficient product for all my [...]

Read More…


museum

USGBC Finally Makes Building Performance Requirement For LEED Certification

by The Author from Sincerely Sustainable  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:05 AM
Editorial Rating: 1 2 3 4 5
Average Rating: 1 2 3 4 5 ( 0 votes)

The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) has become synonymous with green building in the last several years mainly as a result of its green building certification program known as LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). While the [...]

Read More…


PowerHouse Solar Shingle Is Clever. But Is It A Good Idea?

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:05 AM
Editorial Rating: 1 2 3 4 5
Average Rating: 1 2 3 4 5 ( 0 votes)

95% of roofs in America are asphalt shingles that are cheap, fossil fuel based, heat absorbing and don't last very long; then they are hard to get rid of. They have been called "a disposable roofing system that is difficult to dispose of." But did we [...]

Read More…


EcoRock Drywall

EcoRock Drywall Lives Up To Its Claims

by The Author from Sincerely Sustainable  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:05 AM
Editorial Rating: 1 2 3 4 5
Average Rating: 1 2 3 4 5 ( 0 votes)

Second only to lumber as the most commonly used, and disregarded, building material, gypsum drywall has essentially been made the same way for over 100+ years. Like concrete, its manufacturing process is incredibly energy intensive and produces many [...]

Read More…


R-House in Syracuse Can Be Heated With A Hair Dryer

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:05 AM
Editorial Rating: 1 2 3 4 5
Average Rating: 1 2 3 4 5 ( 0 votes)

Passive House, or Passivhaus design is finally becoming really active in North America, and is popping up in communities across the country. Just recently we showed a traditional one in Oregon, but are back to form with the R-House, the winner of a [...]

Read More…


 

 

 
 
 
welcome to our open house

"I'm looking for housing that is affordable, and modern. I know there must be innovative, well-designed housing out there. I just can't seem to find it!" —Tracey R., from the Dwell discussion board

more...
 

Website migration, maintenance and customization provided by Grafware.