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EcoRock Drywall

EcoRock Drywall Lives Up To Its Claims

by The Author from Sincerely Sustainable  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:05 AM
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Second only to lumber as the most commonly used, and disregarded, building material, gypsum drywall has essentially been made the same way for over 100+ years. Like concrete, its manufacturing process is incredibly energy intensive and produces many [...]

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R-House in Syracuse Can Be Heated With A Hair Dryer

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:05 AM
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Passive House, or Passivhaus design is finally becoming really active in North America, and is popping up in communities across the country. Just recently we showed a traditional one in Oregon, but are back to form with the R-House, the winner of a [...]

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Sylvania Intros Sleek Ultra Bright LED

by Preston Koerner from Jetson Green  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:05 AM
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Announcements from LightFair this week lit up the news world.  Lighting Science Group introduced cheap 40-watt and 60-watt replacement Definity LEDs, while Philips unveiled a brighter, more expensive 60-watt replacement EnduraLED.  Not content with [...]

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Recycling Biz Crashing

by James Glave from James Glave Almost Green Eco Humor Culdesactivism  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:05 AM
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The global economic downshift could potentially be hitting home in an unexpected place: your blue box. “Recycling companies are saying we can’t take metal or plastics anymore,” says Mairi Welman, Director of Communications for the [...]

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Summer In The City: Urban Strategies for Keeping Cool

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:05 AM
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Hot town, summer in the city Back of my neck getting dirty and gritty Been down, isn't it a pity Doesn't seem to be a shadow in the city All around, people looking half dead Walking on the sidewalk, hotter than a match head Really, when you look at [...]

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Spectacular Green Roof Installed At Toronto City Hall

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:05 AM
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All photos by Lloyd Alter When Viljo Revell designed Toronto City Hall back in the sixties, the podium roof was for grand entries; you could drive up the ramp and walk right into the Council Chambers. It never quite worked out that way and was [...]

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Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition Reveals the Secret Dirtiness of the Solar Power Industry

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:05 AM
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From our friends at Fast Company , "bridging the fuzzy border between design and business." Solar energy is sustainable, sure. But what about making a solar panel? It's an oft-overlooked aspect of an industry that is given a green halo because of [...]

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Reclaimed Tiny House Built by Students

by Preston Koerner from Jetson Green  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:05 AM
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Tiny houses are popping up all over the country.  Students at Green Mountain College built one with reclaimed materials last semester.  They spent $1,927 on materials, acquiring insulation at half price and lumber and windows from the local salvage [...]

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Panasonic Will Soon Be Offering Green Homes In Addition To Greener TVs

by The Author from Sincerely Sustainable  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:05 AM
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Marking a philosophical shift in the way Panasonic sees the future, the electronics maker plans to invest $1 billion before 2012 to transition its principal business focus to equipping homes and buildings with solar power and energy saving [...]

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Platinum Modern Prefab Drops in Seattle

by Preston Koerner from Jetson Green  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:05 AM
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Greenfab, developer of well-designed, sustainable homes, just installed six modules in the Jackson Place neighborhood of Seattle for what’s expected to be the city’s first LEED Platinum modular home.  The demonstration home is owned by Robert Humble [...]

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