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Affordable Housing Meets LEED Platinum

by Preston Koerner from Jetson Green  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:13 AM
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Already 70% leased, this impressive 66-unit apartment project, Silver Gardens, is the first affordable housing development in New Mexico that has been designed and built to obtain LEED Platinum certification. Located on a reclaimed brownfield near bus [...]

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The Future of Green Building: Integrating Solar Power Into Glazing

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:13 AM
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Image Credit Pythagoras Solar Office buildings are covered in expensive glass that is usually designed to control solar gain, with tinting, mirroring or fritting (patterns of dots). Israeli startup Pythagoras Solar has a better idea: instead of [...]

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Building Green

by shadmin from Slow Home  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:13 AM
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http://www.buildinggreentv.com"Building Green is a labor of passion. Producer and host Kevin Contreras is as fiercely committed to building awareness as he is to building houses, which is why he and other like-minded individuals are now developing [...]

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Brewery’s Beer-Making Powers Hospital

by The Author from Sincerely Sustainable  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:13 AM
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Well if this isn’t irony I don’t know what is. The City Brewery in La Crosse, Wisconsin has now begun a heat and power project that utilizes methane gas created at the brewery and converts it into clean energy to run nearby Gundersen [...]

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Evans Ave by Hurt Partners Architects

by shadmin from Slow Home  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:13 AM
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5504 Evans Avenue by Hurt Partners Architects is a single family dwelling located on a small infill lot in Austin, Texas.See the Full Entry. [...]

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Silverlake Residence by Martin Fenlon Architecture

by shadmin from Slow Home  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:13 AM
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 "Silverlake Residence" by Martin Fenlon Architecture  Read the full entry here. [...]

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Pop Up House Prototype in Petaluma

by Preston Koerner from Jetson Green  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:13 AM
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If you liked the Ultimate Desert House, you’ll probably have some interest in this PopUp House from House Port. Pictured is a prototype of the PopUp House in Petaluma, California, which was built with SIPs and a metal house port. The actual home is [...]

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A Roof Tile That Eliminates NOx Smog

by Preston Koerner from Jetson Green  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:13 AM
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This summer, KB Home unveiled a prototype home in Lancaster, California, outfitted with solar panels, energy storage, LED lighting, and an electric vehicle outlet, among other technologies.  The prototype also included a roof tile called Auranox by [...]

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Celebrating 76 Years of a Disposable Culture and Lousy Beer

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:13 AM
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Image credit weburbanist Wired notes that January 24 is the anniversary of the sale of the first can of beer, in 1935. Wired claims that "Compared to glass, the cans were lightweight, cheap, and easy to stack and ship. Unlike bottles, you didn't [...]

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A New Design Movement That Can Help Us Beat Obesity

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:13 AM
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From our friends at Fast Company , "bridging the fuzzy border between design and business." A primer on Active Design, which creates buildings and environments that fight America's obesity epidemic. Today, obesity is poised to overtake tobacco as [...]

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