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Toronto's Underpass Park "Will Change The City Forever"

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:08 AM
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Images credit Waterfront Toronto New York has the High Line, an industrial relic that has been turned into an urban wonder. Everybody is trying to imitate its success; the normally sensible architect Les Klein even proposed building a knockoff on [...]

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Less is More: Dishwasher Is Integrated Into Sink

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:08 AM
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Here is a great idea for small spaces and perhaps even a LifeEdited: a dishwasher integrated with the kitchen sink. It just makes so much sense to integrate the wet functions, and top loading is logical when you are dealing with water. The lid [...]

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Would You Vaccinate Your Kids?

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:08 AM
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I was surprised by the flurry of cancellations of the daily TreeHugger newsletter that I edit. (Don't get the newsletter? Sign up here and keep my numbers up ) They were complaining about Christine's Parentables post How to Stop Worrying About [...]

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eCORRE Complex Made From Two Memes Of The Moment: Shipping Containers and Green Roofs

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:08 AM
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Images Credit Aphid iODEA on the Open Architecture Network I am late to the party on this one, already seen on Inhabitat and Gizmag , because it has taken me some time to figure out how it actually works. It's called the eCORRE, for Environmental [...]

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A Sneak Peek at Nine Products Under GreenSpec Review (And a Chance to Rate Them)

by Tristan Roberts from BuildingGreen.com LIVE  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:08 AM
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For some fun around the holidays, GreenSpec is holding a virtual "open house"--giving you a sneak peek at some cool new products we're reviewing, and our first impressions. We'd like to hear what you think, so please read our first impressions below [...]

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Radiator Covers Waste Energy, Period. Don't Use Them.

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:08 AM
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Old cast iron rad in our living room. image credit Lloyd Alter Over at the Old House Web, Amy Hayden wrote about Five Benefits to Using Radiator Covers . I didn't agree with any of them, but they don't have a commenting feature. I did a tweet about [...]

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Choosing foundation materials: A subconscious decision?

by from BuildingGreen.com LIVE  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:08 AM
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We design a house from the inside out and engineer a house from the top down, but we build a house from the ground up. What are the most environmentally sensitive, durable materials? [Editor's note: Robert Riversong, a Vermont builder, continues [...]

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The Shipping Container News: Boxes Turned Into a Playground in Manchester, Popup Stores in Toronto

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:08 AM
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Images credit BDP architects Proof that big boys can still have fun playing with boxes; BDP , the second biggest architectural firm in the UK has built a temporary installation of "music boxes" for the Manchester International Festival. ... Read [...]

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laneway housing

by zora naki from gardenopolis  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:08 AM
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At least here in Vancouver, the laneway house is the newest form of housing densification. On a 33′ wide lot with lane access, you can build a one and a half story house (i think 500 – 750 sq feet) of living space to either rent out or use as [...]

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Putting 3 Fans To The Test: Ceiling, Window, and Drum The New York Times

by Cambria Bold (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:08 AM
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Want to cut back on your energy usage and save some money? Then skip the AC and turn on a fan. According to The New York Times, a standard window air conditioning unit uses 1,200 watts and costs 14 cents an hour to run, while a typical ceiling fan [...]

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