Monthly Archives: October 2006

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Green Office: The Sustainable Liege Desk

In the last "Green Office" segment here on Jetson Green, I talked about the merits of investing in a Think chair from Steelcase for your office.  Need a desk?  Some of you may shut down purely at the price tag ($2,200), but there’s a price premium for style + sustainability.  You can find the […]

By |October 21st, 2006|Commercial Interiors, Furniture, Modern design|1 Comment

Case for State + Local Renewable Energy Rebates: Solar Umbrella House (2006)

Green Wombat reports that the Governator was pumping up California’s commitment to create 3,000 megawatts of new solar-produced, clean energy by 2017.  Think about that.  We’re talking about governmental support for empowering and supporting residents to generate their own energy.  Relatedly, the Solar Umbrella House is a modern + green example of what can […]

By |October 19th, 2006|Gadgets, LEED, Modern architecture, Modern design, News, Solar|0 Comments

Lifetime Cost Case Analysis: Energy-Efficient, LED-based Commercial Signage

If you haven’t noticed, commercial enterprises use lots of neon in their signage.  I drove around the neighborhood and found a few gas stations and a Sonic Drive-in with neons wrapped around the structure.  You can tell because the neon lighting breaks at the nodes.  Well, LEDs, while still a nascent lighting technology, have […]

By |October 19th, 2006|Gadgets|0 Comments

Starwood Capital Group Announces New Green Hotel: 1 Hotel + Residences

Early last spring, I was looking into the faces of 45 bored students, giving my 4 minute business plan pitch for a trendy, green hotel concept geared specifically for young professionals ages 20-40.  I had it all laid out:  kiosk integration for mundane tasks, high customer service, green shuttle service, LEED certified hotel construction […]

By |October 18th, 2006|Hotel, LEED|7 Comments

Jennifer Siegal, Office of Mobile Design, the Modern + Green Take Home

Quoting Jennifer Siegal, founder of Venica, California-based Office of Mobile Design (OMD):  "I’m interested in how technology is influencing the way we form communities…because our lifestyles are demanding more lightness, our buildings shouldn’t be sitting so heavy."  Siegal was featured in the October 2006 issue of Fast Company magazine, and praised as a "fresh face […]

By |October 18th, 2006|Modern architecture, Modern design, Prefab, Solar, Vegetation|1 Comment

The McGlasson Prefab by Alchemy Architects: Pricing, Financing, Building + Obstacles

The ultra-stylish bloggers at PrairieMod turned me on to a story in Kiplinger’s, which details the process that a couple went through to get their dream prefab home.  I liked this article for two reasons:  (1) they talk about the prefab process in terms of tangible, financial figures, and (2) they go through some […]

By |October 17th, 2006|Modern architecture, Modern design, Prefab|2 Comments