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Greene And Greene House Renovation Is The Antithesis Of Green

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:06 AM
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Image Credit Build it Green Greene and Greene's Darling House in Claremont, California is a recognized historic home that was truly green in the way houses are supposed to be. Jeff Book writes in the National Trust for Historic Preservation's journal [...]

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Andrew Maynard Says We Should Spend More To Build Less

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:06 AM
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TreeHugger favourite architect Andrew Maynard (Our 2010 Best of Green Young Architect ) is at it again, looking for new, greener and more economical ways to build. He writes in Green Magazine that people want more house for less money, but he says [...]

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Since When Did A 4,000 Square Foot House Get Considered Small?

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:06 AM
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Image Credit Perrone Construction @aarieff tweets: RT@builderonline Florida luxury builder finds success in small packages w/ 14-unit development http://go.hw.net/bxoxr 4000 sq ft is "small"? Good question! And the answer is, only in America, where [...]

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Canadian Government Tries To Silence Artist Franke James

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:05 AM
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Treehugger has been pleased to show the work of Franke James a number of times; delivers a strong environmental message in a humourous and trenchant style. She was off to Europe to tour 20 cities with her work. She has been critical of the Canadian [...]

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Shipping Container School Isn't Made From Shipping Containers

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:05 AM
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Images credit Jure Kotnik Inhabitat and Archdaily are showing a temporary kindergarten made from three shipping containers, designed by Slovenian architect Jure Kotnik. They are odd looking containers, with unusual siding and there is something [...]

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Green Inspiration: Giant Rain Barrels

by Amber Byfield (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:05 AM
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While on the Cool House Tour in Austin last weekend, we came across one charming home in the middle of the city. The house itself was downright lovely, but what left us awestruck was the backyard. On their moderately-sized city lot, the family had an [...]

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IKEA's Green Initiatives: Changing Our Opinion?

by Angie Cho (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:05 AM
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Is IKEA mean and ungreen? Does it equate cheap, non-environmental furniture and accessories with poor design? People love IKEA, hate it, or wrestle between the two. People love IKEA for making modern design attainable for the mainstream public, but they [...]

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Keep Cool With Culture, Not Contraptions

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:05 AM
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Image credit Renoir, Luncheon of the boating party I have been doing some over-the-phone consulting on Graham Hill's Lifeedited project, and the subject of air conditioning is on the table. I asked if the apartment he is renovating was going to be [...]

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Luxury Chicken Co-Ops by Raad: Sleek and Solar-Powered!

by Cambria Bold (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:05 AM
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We thought these chicken coops were the pinnacle of cool, but they're pretty lo-fi compared to the self-contained modernist coops (or rather, co-ops, with areas designated specifically for "work," "live" and "play") designed by Raad. Every major [...]

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Tips for the Slow Home: Location and Transportation

by Rachel Wray Thompson (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:05 AM
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Green living is not just small spaces, eco-friendly materials and gardening — it's also about living in a connected community. Whenever my husband and I have moved, one of the most important features has always been location, location, location. [...]

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