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Panellized Prefab Houses Framed in Two days

by Lloyd Alter from Lloyd Alter's feed  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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There's more than one way to prefab a house; here is a system that improves quality and [...]

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Clever Folding Garage Saves Space, Improves Streetscapes

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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Modern Mechanix shows an interesting idea for saving space; after all, why take up all that room in a house for a garage when the car is gone so much of the time? Why make every facade of every house in America a blank wall of a garage door, when you [...]

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I want to install bamboo flooring over a concrete slab, with electric radiant heating between. Can you give me advice?

by from Green Home Guide General Feed  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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Can I do this myself? Installing a radiant floor system on concrete with a wood floor finish is a complicated issue and not the best do-it-yourself project. An improper installation will jeopardize the performance of system and [...]

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Make A Marvelous Modern Trellis Modern In Minnesota

by Sarah Rae Trover (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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Although a trellis is a much needed part of many gardens, they're not always that modern. They can tend to look a little country crafty, and that's all well and good unless your home is a super awesome modern space in Minnesota. Read Full [...]

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How To Compost a Corpse

by James Glave from James Glave  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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My first piece for The Walrus is up on the magazine’s site. Here’s an excerpt: Squirrels, it turns out, compost quite nicely. Small birds? Sure. Happens in the woods every day, after all. But stuff a human body into a backyard bin, and within [...]

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C3 Modular House Going Up in Chicago

by Preston Koerner from Jetson Green  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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Square Root Architecture + Design just began construction of its first prefab home in Chicago.  The C3 Modular Home is participating in the Chicago Green Homes program and will shoot for LEED Platinum certification with green elements such as Energy [...]

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AirTap Heats Water Using Air

by The Author from Sincerely Sustainable  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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Given the fact that the heating of water is usually an energy intensive process, I’m a big proponent of any system that more efficiently heats water for residential or commercial applications. Solar thermal hot water systems have usually been my [...]

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Week in Review

Passive Materials, Health Concerns, Sensible Design, + Wisdom Farming

by Preston Koerner from Jetson Green  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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Eco-friendly designs. Green roofs need sensible design. Does LEED minimize human health concerns? Does Passive House require non-traditional materials? Green construction weathers tough economy. Looking to Japan for urban farming wisdom.  Demand [...]

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Houses For Sale

by shadmin from Slow Home  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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"Houses For Sale" by Fadilah HamidView the rest of the images or add your own at the Project Outrage Flickr [...]

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The Best Ever Explanation Of Why You Should Buy FSC Wood: Who Cares About The Forest?

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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Images credit Franke James We do go on about how important it is to buy lumber and wood products that are FSC ( Forest Stewardship Council ); it is a tough sell, particularly in the face of the millions that SFI, the Sustainable Forestry [...]

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