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The Daily Scavenger: National Roundup 12.15.11

by Cambria Bold (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:12 AM
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• Eastern Edition • Southern Edition • Midwest Edition • Western Edition Read Full [...]

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B Corp Bill Needs Your Support Now

by Green Chamber of Commerce  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:12 AM
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AB 361 (Huffman), the Benefit Corporation Bill, has passed the State Assembly and Senate and is due to arrive on the governor’s desk by Friday, August 26. Governor Brown has 12 days to sign or veto it – and he needs to hear from the green business [...]

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Taking Back the Streets: The Urban Repair Squad Builds A Bike Lane Where Cyclist Was Killed

by Lloyd Alter from Lloyd Alter's feed  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:12 AM
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Their motto is "They say city is broke. We fix. No charge." And they [...]

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Green Metropolis: If You Want To Be Green, Live In New York City (Book Review)

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:12 AM
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Ghost Parking Lot, 1978 by James Wines A few years ago, TreeHugger used to cover every interesting new green single family home is the suburbs, every off-grid technical wonder in the desert or mountains. But there was always an underlying concern: [...]

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Lower Cost Green Prefabs from LA

by Preston Koerner from Jetson Green  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:12 AM
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There's a lot of news coming out of the prefab world these days and we thought it was time to mention a new line of modular green homes from Marmol Radziner Prefab called Locomo -- or LOwer COst MOdular. With this new line, the company hopes to make [...]

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IKEA Confuses Shoppers, Encourages Clutter, and Exploits Workers

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:12 AM
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Image credit PSFK It has been a hard week for IKEA in both the mainstream print and the internet media. There are many things to love about the company that made good modern design affordable and desirable, but I have often complained of what I call [...]

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Sierra Bonita Solar Housing in California

by Preston Koerner from Jetson Green  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:12 AM
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Perhaps the most noticeable aspect of Sierra Bonita, an affordable housing development in West Hollywood, is the facade-integrated solar array that powers most of the peak load electricity demand for the common areas.  The building also has a [...]

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Density Is Not The Boogieman

by James Glave from James Glave  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:12 AM
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Individual Submission Bowen Island Official Community Plan Update Committee February 28, 2010 Dear Members of the Committee: My personal passion is climate change solutions, and the transportation, energy, and land-use strategies that have been shown to [...]

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Santa Inez Way

by shadmin from Slow Home  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:12 AM
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This home sits adjacent to the childhood home of our client. His mother still lives in the 1931 cabin-like residence next door. The challenge was to design a volumetric light filled box sensitive to its context. The result is a beautiful juxtaposition of [...]

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Eco Roof Savings, Passive House Tech, Smart Energy Future, + Pod Traction

by Preston Koerner from Jetson Green  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:12 AM
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Eco roofs save cash. The future of smart energy. New home uses Passive House technology. This home doesn't need conventional heat. Pod cars gaining traction in some cities. What's your home's MPG rating. The sustainability problem. Also, subscribe to our [...]

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