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Snackbox Transformer Container Restaurant Pops Up In Times Square

by Lloyd Alter from Lloyd Alter's feed  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:06 AM
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The shipping container restaurant formerly known as the Muvbox comes to New York. This is shipping container architecture at its [...]

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Bridges are for People: Inhabited Bridges Could Help Pay For Infrastructure

by Lloyd Alter from Lloyd Alter's feed  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:06 AM
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A new proposal for a modern inhabited bridge in Montreal shows how they could be money-makers for [...]

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Can bamboo flooring work in very dry, desert-like environments?

by from Green Home Guide General Feed  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:06 AM
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I live in the mountains at about 7,000 feet. We have a very dry and desert-like environment here. I have been told that bamboo flooring is not a good option up here unless I can maintain 30% humidity or more in my home. I would like to know if this is [...]

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Portuguese Prefab Has Movable, Customizable Walls

by Lloyd Alter from Lloyd Alter's feed  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:06 AM
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Flexible system lets you rearrange interiors according to your [...]

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Eating With 7 Billion: Smarten Up Food Resources

by Amber Byfield (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:06 AM
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Last week, the world's population passed the 7 billion landmark. With so many mouths to feed (and so very many hungry already), the question becomes: What can the planet handle? Is there enough food for us all, and with the population continuing to grow, [...]

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Danmer’s Eco-Friendly Custom Shutters Reduce Energy Consumption

by Matt Smith from Green Building Elements  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:06 AM
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Improperly insulated windows are one of the easiest ways to suffer heat loss and larger energy consumption. While blinds and draperies can help, hardwood shutters are much more efficient insulators. And among shutters, Danmer’s new Thermalite [...]

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3 Yurt Kit Comparisons

by Kathryn Wright (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:06 AM
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If you are dreaming of simpler or off-the-grid living, a Yurt is a fantastic option. There are several companies making inexpensive Yurt kits that provide a very affordable all-season home, studio, or country home. If you can find a cheap piece of land [...]

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Video: Build a Reclaimed DIY Compost Tumbler Treehugger

by Allison Verdoorn (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:06 AM
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Why buy a new compost tumbler when you can make your own using reclaimed materials? Treehugger has a great video tutorial that will show you how to do just that.Read Full [...]

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Wisconsin Passive House in the Woods

by Preston Koerner from Jetson Green  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:06 AM
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It's interesting to see Passive Houses -- like the Breezeway House in Millcreek, Utah -- gain more and more recognition in both the mainstream media and design and construction circles.  Another project worth keeping an eye on, Passive House in the [...]

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World's First Certified Living Buildings

by Preston Koerner from Jetson Green  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:06 AM
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Earlier this year, we took a look at four projects racing to meet the requirements of the Living Building Challenge.  Now, the International Living Building Institute has completed third-party certification audits and announced the world's first Living [...]

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