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Belles Townhomes: First LEED Platinum Multifamily Homes in San Francisco

by Preston Koerner from Jetson Green  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:08 AM
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Belles Townhomes, a new residential project in the Presidio, recently took home LEED Platinum certification, according to a press release by LivingHomes.  Designed by KieranTimberlake, the seven-unit multifamily community will open for leasing later [...]

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Prefab LivingHomes Complete in Los Altos

by Preston from Jetson Green  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:08 AM
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Santa Monica-based LivingHomes is doing great things with factory-built homes designed by elite architects. They built the first LEED Platinum home in the country and have since certified about 8 more Platinum-level prefabs in various places. Not [...]

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Design Is The Key To Keeping Cool Without Air Conditioning

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:08 AM
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image credit Vince Michael Cameron Tonkinwise has noted "The window air conditioner allows architects to be lazy. We don't have to think about making a building work, because you can just buy a box." In fact most modern homes are uninhabitable [...]

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Hardworking Eco-Friendly Office Spaces Best of 2011

by Liana Walker (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:07 AM
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The office is where many of us spend the majority of our time, so why not make the space as efficient and pleasant to be in as possible? From making the most of a small space to discovering the benefits (and pitfalls) of a standing desk to utilizing [...]

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Before & After: An Upcycled Duplex in Portland Jetson Green

by Lauren Zerbey (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:07 AM
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When I hear the word "upcycling" I generally think of specific products, but this project in Portland, Oregon is an interesting example of a how an entire building can go from tear-down to neighborhood asset. Read Full [...]

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Webinar: How to make the right insulation choices for your specific building applications

by Tristan Roberts from BuildingGreen.com LIVE  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:07 AM
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BuildingGreen presents a FREE 1-Hour Webinar on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 2 p.m. EST To help professionals make the best design and material choices for their specific projects (and budgets), BuildingGreen recently developed and released the [...]

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Recycled Granite Pavers

by Regina Yunghans (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:07 AM
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When we think of recycling, granite pavers are not the first thing that come to mind. Granite seems so, well, un-recyclable. But there are several suppliers out there who help to keep granite waste from littering landfills:Read Full [...]

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Bikes: They Are Greener, They Are Good For Cities, And Like It Or Not, They Are The Future of Transportation

by Lloyd Alter from Lloyd Alter's feed  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:07 AM
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A roundup of bike related stories that I haven't got around [...]

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How To Clean Dry Paint Brushes With Vinegar

by Sarah Starkey (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:07 AM
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If you've ever forgotten to clean your paint brushes and found them firmly encased in rock hard dry paint, this simple, chemical free How-To could save your paint brushes and have you painting again before anyone is any wiser to your dry paint [...]

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The Start of A New Adventure

by James Glave from James Glave  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:07 AM
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I am delighted to let you all know that I have accepted a full-time position with  Tides Canada, a national foundation tackling a wide range of social and ecological challenges. To quote our boilerplate, “we pool the best ideas, strategies, [...]

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