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Fair Trade USA Splits From International Fair Trade Organization, Favoring the Corporatization of Coffee

by Lloyd Alter from Lloyd Alter's feed  (green blog) — Jan 17, 2012 11:50 AM
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Fair Trade USA splits from the rest of the world over the support of coops and the small farmer vs big corporate control of [...]

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Embodied Energy and Green Building: Does it matter?

by Lloyd Alter from Lloyd Alter's feed  (green blog) — Jan 17, 2012 11:50 AM
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A long answer to a short tweet: "Has anyone published reasoned-out argument against embodied energy ? [...]

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A Great Idea » Architectural Virtual Reality

by Jaime Gross from Articles Feed - Dwell  (modern blog) — Jan 16, 2012 08:24 AM
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by Jaime GrossLast year we posted a video that architect Sebastian Mariscal shared with us; a cinematic architectural rendering that takes viewers on a virtual tour of a project he designed in Woodstock, New York. You can see it here (and check out his [...]

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RCA's "Best of Innovation" USB Wall Plate Charger CES 2012

by Gregory Han from Apartment Therapy  (other blog) — Jan 14, 2012 09:34 AM
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It's funny what you can find when you peek around the quieter corners at the CES show floor. Amongst the sexy showcases of "the future is now" technology like OLED or 8K resolution televisions, razor thin ultrabooks, and a dizzying amount of handheld [...]

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Gabled LEED Platinum Newcomer House in Georgia Cost Just $125 per Square Foot

by Tafline Laylin from Inhabitat - Green Design Will Save the World » Architecture  (design blog) — Jan 14, 2012 09:27 AM
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Read the rest of Gabled LEED Platinum Newcomer House in Georgia Cost Just $125 per Square Foot Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: "energy efficiency", "energy star", "leed", Athens, Bork Architecture Design, cottage [...]

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Beat The Winter Blues—Go To Modernism Week!

by Eric from PrairieMod  (design blog) — Jan 14, 2012 09:26 AM
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Tired of winter and need to get your Mod on? Then plan on heading to the 7th Annual Palm Springs Modernism Week February 16-2, 2012. While your there, plan on using our new Palm Springs FanGuide™ Architectural Tour app to help get you around town to see [...]

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Sigurd Lewerentz

by Build LLC from Build Blog  (design blog) — Jan 14, 2012 09:25 AM
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Recently, we found ourselves in one of those situations. All of the sudden, we started noticing references to the same thing or the same person popping up in a variety of different social circles. It was one of those when-it-rains-it-pours scenarios. In [...]

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Interiors: Weekday Carnival

by Adrienne Breaux from 2Modern Blog  (modern blog) — Jan 14, 2012 09:25 AM
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You’ll remember earlier this week that we posted an adorable little DIY post about a Scandinavian-inspired wall light fixture that looks good enough to eat. We spotted it on this blog called Weekday Carnival that we just had to keep poking [...]

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LED Z Series Striplight Now Available

by Glenn Meyers from Green Building Elements  (green blog) — Jan 14, 2012 09:23 AM
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For those converting to LEDs, Acuity Brands has expanded its LED indoor ambient lighting line with the launch of the Z Series LED striplight by Lithonia Lighting. According to the Acuity Brands announcement, Z Series luminaires are “compact, low-profile [...]

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What is the Definition of Good Green Design? Two Brave Little Toasters Demonstrate Two Different Approaches

by Lloyd Alter from Lloyd Alter's feed  (green blog) — Jan 14, 2012 09:22 AM
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Adi Zaffran reinvents a toaster out of simple, local materials. Thomas Thwaites tried to build the real thing. Which approach is [...]

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