Articles - October, 2008

October Monthly of Green Articles

Editt Eco Tower

It's been another incredible month for Jetson Green — actually, take that back, it's been a record breaking month.  We saw more unique readers last month than any other in the past two years.  As on-site readership increases, we're also seeing more and more readers through RSS feeds.  By the way, if you're not using a reader, try Netvibes or Google Reader and use feeds to stay current.

The world economy may have its issues and kinks, but we're still bullish on the future of green innovation and building.  And since Jetson Green is publishing more articles on these issues, we thought you may have missed one or two over the last month … the best have been organized and linked to below.  Feel free to read, or re-read, those that catch your eye and tell us what you think in the comments. 

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Green Trailer Maxes Out Sustainability

McCownGordon Construction Green Trailer

This is the McCownGordon Construction Green Trailer.  Pretty nice, right?!  It was designed to use a fraction of the energy typically used by jobsite trailers and still provides a modern user experience on the inside.

The interesting thing about this trailer is that it was designed using Autodesk Revit to get everything just right: the panels were placed at the best angle to capture energy and clear overpasses, the composting toilet was modeled to show exterior vents, and the interior was modeled to perfect the wood patterns and overall design.  Plus, according to Brad Hardin, BIM Director for the company, this jobsite trailer is positive energy!

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Mesa Del Sol: New Urbanism in Albuquerque

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Mesa Del Sol will be located just outside of downtown Albuquerque and is comprised of twenty square miles of land, 3,200 acres of which are said to remain as open space.  Albuquerque is famed for it’s 300 days a year of sunshine, was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the best places for businesses and careers in the U.S., is just under a three hours drive from world class skiing in Taos, and is a short two hour flight from L.A.  Mesa Del Sol’s New Urbanism approach means that virtually everything you need will be within walking distance — stores, work, schools, homes, and parks etc. 

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