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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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Are asphalt shingles recyclable?

by from Green Home Guide General Feed  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:05 AM
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Most people don’t realize just how recyclable asphalt roofing shingles are. In fact, asphalt is America’s most recycled raw material, and in almost every part of the country, there are good asphalt shingle recycling programs in place. [...]

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EPA Sets Sites On Cement Industry’s Mercury Emissions

by The Author from Sincerely Sustainable  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:05 AM
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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; cement/concrete sucks for the environment. Aside from the energy intensive processes that go into making the stuff, it also accounts for a large majority of the airborne mercury in the U.S. and [...]

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See An Eames Lounge Chair Being Built At Herman Miller

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:05 AM
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Image Credit: Lloyd Alter Suzanne LaBarre of Fast Company recently wrote Behind the Scenes, as the Famed Eames Lounger Is Made . She says "we're disappointed not to see more of the manufacturing process. What made the chair revolutionary in 1956 -- [...]

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New Office Building May Be Orange, But It’s Built To Be Green

by The Author from Sincerely Sustainable  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:05 AM
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Being an admitted ‘aesthetic-compulsive’, I love great looking design and forms. Knowing that taste is something that is entirely subjective, I try not to pass judgement, at least openly, on any project, product, etc., solely on the basis of [...]

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The Street (or at Least Some Street Paraphenalia) is in the House

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:05 AM
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Carlo Sampietro A side effect of the slow death of print is the surplus of newspaper boxes. Carlo Sampietro helps solve the problem by recycling them into all kinds of things, from aquaria to hydroponic gardens, from wine coolers to dishwashers. He [...]

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Survey: Americans Want Denser, Smaller, Closer Housing

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:05 AM
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Nothwithstanding Brian's post New Population Maps Show Americans are Still Moving to the 'Burbs , which covered the movements of a full decade, more recent surveys tell a different story. Richard Florida writes about a new survey conducted for the [...]

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Toyota Developing Solar-Powered PHEV/EV Charging Stations

by The Author from Sincerely Sustainable  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:05 AM
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As has already been said numerous times on this blog, one of the biggest speed bumps along the the road to widespread electric vehicle (EV) adoption and success is the timely installation of the necessary electrical charging infrastructure that will play [...]

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