Monthly Archives: February 2007

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Platinum BASF Near-Zero Energy Home – Paterson, NJ

That’s right, Platinum.  LEED-H Platinum, that is.  The Near-Zero Energy Home in Paterson, NJ, is quite the achievement.  I first saw a picture of it in BusinessWeek, if I recall correctly.  The home’s website at www.betterhomebetterplanet.com has a pretty good bank of construction and finished photos, as well as general info relating […]

By |February 28th, 2007|Gadgets, LEED, Solar|0 Comments

Video: Patagonia's LEED Gold Distribution Center

  This is a pretty good video.  If you’re in business and in a position to make decisions about facilities, etc., this is a good idea generator.  In fact, that’s what Jetson Green is all about: generating ideas for application in a new setting.  Here’s Patagonia’s Mission Statement: "Build the […]

By |February 27th, 2007|LEED|0 Comments

Chicago's LEED Gold 111 South Wacker (S2)

Since GreenBuild 2007 will be in Chicago, I wanted to showcase one the many green buildings in Chicago.  In 2005, 111 South Wacker in Chicago, Illinois, received an AIA Design Excellence Award and LEED-CS Gold certification for it’s sustainability achievements.  Designed by Goettsch Partners, the 53-story tower is an incredibly handsome skyscraper.  The transparent base of the tower is particularly interesting with those seemingly dinky pillars holding up the entirety of the building. 

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By |February 25th, 2007|LEED, Modern architecture, Skyscraper|0 Comments

Utah Edging Green, Energy Star Buildings, + Green Materials in Demand (WIR)

Green is Right for Utah’s Future, Sustainable Building Proponents Say – Peter McMahon joined Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson, Rep. Ralph Becker and Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon on the panel. Their topic was ‘Build Green. Can you Afford Not To?’  “Not many people in certain parts of the U.S. get it […]

By |February 23rd, 2007|News, Week in Review|0 Comments

Office of Mobile Design's ShowHouse (F2)

I’ve blogged about Jennifer Siegal’s Office of Mobile Design (OMD) before.  What you see above is a picture of OMD’s ShowHouse, located at 1650 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, California.

"F2" is short for "Flickr Friday," a weekly short posted on Friday with an image from Flickr and a […]

By |February 22nd, 2007|Modern architecture, Modern design, Prefab|0 Comments

My Green Options: Toilets, Zero Energy Homes, Financially Smart Green Building + More

I’ve been writing an article a week for Green Options and wanted to pass on the links to some of my articles.  I think the toilets article is the most light-hearted…go give them a look if you’re interested in the content. 

Flush It All Away – the Green Way [02/22/2007] USGBC’s […]

By |February 22nd, 2007|Gadgets, Solar|0 Comments