Monthly Archives: February 2007

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1926 Hyde Park Home's Green Renovation Televised in This Old House

Sometimes, I’m amazed at what technology can do.  Recently, I read an article about Michael Klug + Michele Grieshaber’s 1926 bungalow in Austin’s historic Hyde Park, which was renovated in accordance with the Austin Green Building Program.  The original home was about 1,500 sf, but after renovations and adding some space, the […]

By |February 21st, 2007|Gadgets, Nature, Solar|1 Comment

United Technologies Ad: First Zero Net Energy Building is Coming

I just thought I would blog about this real quick because it caught my attention in the latest edition of BusinessWeek.  There was a full page ad saying, "Imagine that.  You can do well in the world without hurting it."  Pictured in the ad is a pretty neat looking building (above), which […]

By |February 20th, 2007|Gadgets, News, Solar, Wind|0 Comments

$1.3B Carbon Neutral Chinese Eco-City in Dongtan

In 2009, China is expected to surpass the U.S. as the largest emitter of greenhouse gases (GHG) in the world.  Over 26% of the population (roughly 340 million people) lack access to clean drinking water and over 40% of Chinese cities lack sewage treatment facilities.  But the country is trying to innovate […]

By |February 19th, 2007|Nature, Solar, Vegetation, Wind|0 Comments

Las Vegas' $7B LEED CityCenter Project (S2)

MGM Mirage is developing a 76 acre site between the Bellagio and Monte Carlo called CityCenter.  With about 18 million square feet of new construction (residential, hotel, resort, casino, etc.), CityCenter is being dubbed a "city-within-a-city."  If the project is completed according to LEED standards as planned, City Center will be the […]

By |February 18th, 2007|LEED, Modern architecture, Modern design, Skyscraper|0 Comments

Platinum USGBC, Steelcase's IAQ, Energy Star Hits NM + CoStar Group (WIR)

USGBC’s New D.C. Headquarters Go Platinum – The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) can now hold itself out as an example of what green building is all about. The USGBC has a 22,000 square-foot office suite in the Gold Certified Service Employees International Union Building (LEED-NC). What’s incredible is that the USGBC’s office […]

By |February 17th, 2007|Gadgets, LEED, News, Week in Review|0 Comments

Rocio Romero's LV Home (F2)

Click for more information on the LV Home by Rocio Romero, which is a 1,150 square-foot prefab with a living room, dining room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and closets–all starting at $33,900.

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

By |February 15th, 2007|Modern architecture, Modern design, Prefab|0 Comments