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USGBC Finally Makes Building Performance Requirement For LEED Certification

by The Author from Sincerely Sustainable  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:05 AM
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The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) has become synonymous with green building in the last several years mainly as a result of its green building certification program known as LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). While the [...]

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PowerHouse Solar Shingle Is Clever. But Is It A Good Idea?

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:05 AM
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95% of roofs in America are asphalt shingles that are cheap, fossil fuel based, heat absorbing and don't last very long; then they are hard to get rid of. They have been called "a disposable roofing system that is difficult to dispose of." But did we [...]

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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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