Yearly Archives: 2006


Green Economics: City of Phoenix Saving $600k/year Due to Energy-Efficiency Program

There's an economic case for CFLs. The City of Phoenix is saving about $600,000 a year after replacing traditional lighting with CFLs. Mayor Phil Gordon said the city has replaced about 95% of the city's lights with energy-efficient alternatives (as part of a $1.2 million one-time investment) and is starting to see the rewards. At $600,000 in savings per year, that's a 2 year payback on your investment. This is smart business.
By |December 2nd, 2006|Gadgets|2 Comments

GreenCity Lofts: A Modern Step in the Green Direction

First off, GreenCity Lofts LLC shows us how important it is to have a sleek, professional, informative website for your properties.  In the early stages of construction, word-of-mouth increases and people start to notice what’s going on.  Slap a huge sign up (with a rendering of course) and direct people to the […]

By |December 1st, 2006|Modern architecture, Modern design, Vegetation|4 Comments

Green Cartoon – “Isn’t Nature Marvelous”

This cartoon comes from a very creative Japanese cartoonist, Professor Hiroshi Takatsuki (aka High Moon), who does some pretty thoughtful environmental work.  I’m not going to spoil it by telling you the all the tangents my mind took thinking about it, but I hope you enjoy…


By |November 29th, 2006|News|0 Comments

BD+C White Paper: Green Building + The Bottom Line (2006)

"The 'New Reality' of Green Building from Environmental Cause to Financial Opportunity." I wanted to put up a quick post regarding BD+C's new green building white paper--it's big-time informative, talking about green building in the context of office, retail, hotel, restaurant, residential, education, healthcare, and government buildings.
By |November 28th, 2006|LEED|4 Comments

ABC's Extreme Makeover: Pauni Family + Making Homes Sustainable

Recently I blogged about the Happy New House by Neil Denari, and the concept that home design has a lot do with our personalities–even our psychological well-being.  After reading below, I want to hear what you think, so feel free to drop a quick comment if you have the […]

By |November 27th, 2006|Uncategorized|3 Comments

Madison Wisconsin's Capitol West Development Goes Modern + Reuses/Deconstructs +94%

This urban redevelopment will include about 375-400 townhomes, condominiums, and lofts + penthouses. The first phase (173 condos + 10,000 sf of retail) of condominium homes will range in size from 650-3,000 square feet, with prices ranging from $170,000-$900,000. I was really surprised by the diversity of architecture and offerings for this neighborhood: Capitol Court Townhomes, Washington Rowhouses, 309 West Washington (10 floors), Main Street Townhomes, + Broom Street Lofts. This looks really exciting.
By |November 27th, 2006|Modern architecture, Modern design, Nature, Vegetation|0 Comments