Monthly Archives: August 2007

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[Video] What If You Could …

It’s Friday — why not enjoy a little video action?!  Via Equity Green, also filed in the JG Video Library.

By |August 31st, 2007|News|0 Comments

Instant Built House, Rapid Deployment Shelter

I like the idea of using things that we already have to create things that we need — which is probably why the concept of container housing is so intriguing.  In Las Vegas, Arnie Stalk, in conjunction with METRO Development Group and SHARE, has created an actual prototype of the Instant Built House.  IBH is a rapid deployment shelter made from standardized, recycled ISO modules — containers that can be transported via ocean cargo ships, railroad "piggy-back" trains, semi-trucks, helicopter airlift operations, and civilian and military jumbo air cargo transports.  In other words, an IBH can be shipped practically anywhere in the world in a moment’s notice. 

IBH Shelters are built with the following:  fully insulated walls, photovoltaic solar array for power, wind-ventilated scoops and skylights, roof-mounted HVAC units, satellite cable and internet, and internal waste collector and water recycling systems.  IBH models are secured on concrete caisson footings, foundations, and slabs.  I’m surprised they used Longhorn colors to paint it, but we’ll let that slide. 🙂

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Green Building Videos All in One Place!

I know you could probably surf around and subscribe to a few channels here and there, but I’ve found a fun way to put the best green videos from YouTube all in one place.  Introducing the Jetson Green Video Library.  If you have the time, click the first one and it’ll take […]

By |August 30th, 2007|Energy Efficiency, Gadgets, LEED, Skyscraper, Solar, Wind|0 Comments

The Weather Channel Seeking LEED for HD Studio

I wasn’t able to find building images or renderings, but in noteworthy news, The Weather Channel recently announced plans to seek LEED Silver certification for its new, 12,500 sf HD studio.  According to Debora Wilson, president of The Weather Channel, "Constructing a new facility in a way that is environmentally responsible sends a strong […]

By |August 29th, 2007|Energy Efficiency, LEED, News|0 Comments

Top Three Free Reports on Green Building Costs

Environmentalism is all the rage right now, isn’t it?  It’s good, but we need to sift through some of the noise and clearly identify correct information.  With respect to the costs of green building, depending on who you talk to, it’s possible to get conflicting information.  To prove this point, try to […]

By |August 29th, 2007|Energy Efficiency, LEED, Lists, News|7 Comments

Steve Wozniak, Notables to Speak at West Coast Green

Today, it was announced that Steve Wozniak, ‘The Woz’, will be speaking at West Coast Green on Thursday, September 20.  On the same day, he will be joined by Bob Berkebile, a 30 year veteran of environmental innovation, and Sarah Susanka, the author of the well-known book The Not So Big House.  Then on […]

By |August 28th, 2007|News|0 Comments