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Danmer’s Eco-Friendly Custom Shutters Reduce Energy Consumption

by Matt Smith from Green Building Elements  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:06 AM
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Improperly insulated windows are one of the easiest ways to suffer heat loss and larger energy consumption. While blinds and draperies can help, hardwood shutters are much more efficient insulators. And among shutters, Danmer’s new Thermalite [...]

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3 Yurt Kit Comparisons

by Kathryn Wright (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:06 AM
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If you are dreaming of simpler or off-the-grid living, a Yurt is a fantastic option. There are several companies making inexpensive Yurt kits that provide a very affordable all-season home, studio, or country home. If you can find a cheap piece of land [...]

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Video: Build a Reclaimed DIY Compost Tumbler Treehugger

by Allison Verdoorn (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:06 AM
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Why buy a new compost tumbler when you can make your own using reclaimed materials? Treehugger has a great video tutorial that will show you how to do just that.Read Full [...]

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Wisconsin Passive House in the Woods

by Preston Koerner from Jetson Green  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:06 AM
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It's interesting to see Passive Houses -- like the Breezeway House in Millcreek, Utah -- gain more and more recognition in both the mainstream media and design and construction circles.  Another project worth keeping an eye on, Passive House in the [...]

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World's First Certified Living Buildings

by Preston Koerner from Jetson Green  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:06 AM
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Earlier this year, we took a look at four projects racing to meet the requirements of the Living Building Challenge.  Now, the International Living Building Institute has completed third-party certification audits and announced the world's first Living [...]

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Rebuilding Shelters with Old Containers

by Preston Koerner from Jetson Green  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:06 AM
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We've seen a lot of effort to provide emergency and long-term shelter for disaster areas.  For Haiti in particular, some groups, like Shipping Container Housing and Green Container International Aid, are trying to reuse shipping containers to get [...]

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Solar Deck by driendl*architects

by shadmin from Slow Home  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:06 AM
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New to projects is this small but effective single family dwelling by driendl*architects See the full entry [...]

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All Electric Smart Fortwo Rolls Out In November

by The Author from Sincerely Sustainable  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:06 AM
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Seeing as most people already incorrectly assume smart cars are electric in the first place, Daimler’s roll-out of it’s new all electric, and intentionally lowercase, smart fortwo in November is more of a correction on its part than something [...]

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15 Good Reasons To Save Old Schools

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:06 AM
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Architectural Illustration by Christine Hempel In Owen Sound, Ontario, they just voted to permit the demolition of this historic 1891 school, but promise a "greening" of their site plan. We learn about this on, yes, Historic Schools Day. We go on [...]

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20 Fabulous Green Prefabs of 2010

by Preston from Jetson Green  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:06 AM
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The world of prefab — off-site fabricated homes shipped as panels, modules, kits — is doing well these days.  Some companies are shipping more homes every month.  Indeed, prefabrication offers several potential benefits that the housing [...]

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