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16 Green Building Innovations of 2010

by Preston from Jetson Green  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:08 AM
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Technology and design are inextricably intertwined in the world of green building.  During the last year, we’ve seen some fascinating technologies and clever designs that have the potential to reduce the environmental impact of the built environment [...]

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Chipotle To Install Solar Panels On 75 Stores

by The Author from Sincerely Sustainable  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:08 AM
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First off; full disclosure. I love Chipotle! Where else can you get fast food that’s healthy, delicious, fairly priced, locally sourced (in some locations), organic (~20% at the moment) and most importantly hormone/preservative/antibiotic-free? Not [...]

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pocket door hardware

by zora naki from gardenopolis  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:08 AM
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If you’re looking for pocket door hardware, don’t settle for the flimsy sets at your hardware store. There are a number of vendors out there offering nicer variations of the same shapes – circle, rectangle, square. For each door, you [...]

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Eco-Shed Evening

Cute, But Does It Work?

by James Glave from James Glave Almost Green Eco Humor Culdesactivism  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:08 AM
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My wife came into the Eco-Shed yesterday while I was working in there and straight away told me to “turn down the damn heat.” It was so warm in the place that I was stripped down to my T-shirt, and such luxuries are expensive when it’s [...]

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Everytime Oil Hits $100, We Say It's Time To Drive 55

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:08 AM
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It's Jimmy Carter Appreciation Week; yesterday I liked his sweaters, and today his speed limits. Every time oil hits a Benji per barrel, I recycle our post about why the 55 MPH speed limit was such a good idea. They just reduced the limits in Spain, [...]

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"Rolling Master Plan" Is Coolest Prize Winner in Competition

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:08 AM
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Images credit Jagnefalt Milton It is often the case that the most interesting and innovative entry in a competition comes in second or third, while the more practical and realistic entry wins. That appears to have happened in a recent competition [...]

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Hindsight

by shadmin from Slow Home  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:08 AM
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Trulia Hindsight - http://hindsight.trulia.comTrulia Hindsight is an animated map of homes in the United States that the year the properties were built to show the growth of streets, neighborhoods and cities over [...]

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Oregon’s Solar Highway Spotlights Creative Usage Of Roadside Land

by The Author from Sincerely Sustainable  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:08 AM
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If you’ve ever traveled this country’s highways, you’ve probably noticed that the 40 or so feet of ‘land’ immediately adjacent at the side of the road is almost always baron (aside from trash and the occasional road-kill). [...]

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I live in a Santa Fe style house, the kind with a flat roof and no attic crawlspace. Is there a way to improve attic insulation?

by from Green Home Guide General Feed  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:08 AM
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We find this situation in homes that we provide energy audits for in Southern California. The homeowner is usually concerned about the comfort level, and this is what we typically recommend: If the ceilling has some space between the drywall and the [...]

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Pangreen: Information Services for Greener Lifestyle Decisions

by Denis Du Bois from Energy Priorities  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:08 AM
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October 29, 2009 -- http://energypriorities.com/ -- Pangreen is one of 12 semi-finalists in the 2009 Pacific Northwest Clean Tech Open. Pangreen believes personalized information is the key to behavior change and, ultimately, greener lifestyles for [...]

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