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West Coast Green in Silicon Valley

by designTURF (noreply@blogger.com) from designTURF  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:06 AM
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West Coast Green announced today that Nobel Laureate, and former U.S. Vice-President, Al Gore will give the keynote address at this year’s conference, to be held September 25-27th, 2008, at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, CA. [...]

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Stopping Sprawl

by shadmin from Slow Home  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:06 AM
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Stopping Sprawl - http://sierraclub.org/sprawl/The Challenge to Sprawl Campaign works to fight poorly planned runaway development and promotes smart growth communities that increase transportation choices, reduce air and water pollution, and protect our [...]

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Eco Automatic Combo Sink Dishwasher

by Preston Koerner from Jetson Green  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:06 AM
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I can see the value in a combo sink dishwasher like this Eco Automatic concept from Electrolux and Ahha Project.  Why not eliminate a step in the middle and put the sink to better use?  The concept has two racks rotating on an axis -- fill one side, [...]

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Lipstick On A Pig Dept: KB Homes Slapping Solar on California Subdivision

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:06 AM
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Image credit KB Homes How could a TreeHugger not click onto a post title like KB Home proves that solar power isn't just for treehuggers. The monster builder is putting 1.4 kilowatt solar panels as a standard feature on every house in a California [...]

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Clear Finish Buyer’s Guide

by from Paint & Coatings Green Home Guide General Feed  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:06 AM
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This clear finish buyer’s guide compares and contrasts finishes on their environmental and health qualities, and includes selection tips. Use this buyer's guide to find the best clear coating for your [...]

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New Urbanism Evolves; The Future is "Agrarian Urbanism"

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:06 AM
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Greg Lindsay of Fast Company attends the 18th annual conference on New Urbanism, the architectural movement founded by Andres Duany that tries to imbibe new communities with lessons from the old. But he finds that Duany has moved on. Lindsay [...]

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Have an Eco-Shed Weekend

by James Glave from Glave.com  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:06 AM
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It’s the gag kicker of the YouTube trailer, but it’s also true: You really can rent The Eco-Shed, the Bowen Island, B.C. building at the center of my forthcoming book ALMOST GREEN. We’re making the space available to overnight guests, [...]

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New Sustainable Prefabs From Being Homes Have "Timeless Design"

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:06 AM
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Image credit Being Development Le Corbusier said "Good Architects borrow, but great architects steal", and he stole the line from Picasso . It is all about being comfortable and talented enough to pay explicit homage to a master, or just borrowing [...]

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What are the financial or tax incentives for building a LEED for Homes certified house?

by from Green Home Guide General Feed  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:06 AM
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You’re right; this is an extremely common question, as most people investigating LEED-H want a straightforward answer regarding the incentives available for earning a LEED certification for their home. It sounds like you have already reviewed [...]

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Architects Build Thai Townhouse Facade Out Of Banana Plants

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:06 AM
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TreeHugger has often discussed the use of screens or shutters to keep the sun out while providing ventilation and privacy. Thai architects Pailin Paijitsattaya and Kanin Amboon of Architectkidd found a more local, traditional way of doing this: hand [...]

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