Articles - February, 2009

Modern Green Atlanta at 81 Weatherby

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We've mentioned this project previously, but Concourse E's home at 81 Weatherby is now complete.  It's stunning and comes with most of what we've all come to anticipate in a modern, green pad.  Just look at these images.  81 Weatherby is the first private residence in Atlanta to incorporate a green living roof, and for the current going price of ~$574,500, it could be yours.  The three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom abode is super contemporary both in terms of looks and sustainability.  Check out some of its green features:

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Google Trends Offers Insight into the Direction of Green Building

Google Trends Offers Insight into the Direction of Green Building

Google Trends has been on the radar of software techies, research junkies, Google aficionados, and the otherwise internet-obsessed since the summer of 2006.  It’s a tool for tracking the search popularity of high traffic terms.  For anyone wanting to keep their finger on the pulse of green building, this is a quick, although certainly not definitive source of information on where the curious live, who still needs to be clued in, when the tipping point occurred for various green ideas and products, and what – in general – is the direction of interest in green building.

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Ultra Modern Green Maryfield Home

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Pardon the amateur photography in this article, but hopefully you can see how beautiful this newly built home is — it could become the first LEED certified home in Utah!  The Maryfield Home was designed by John Sparano and Anne Mooney of Sparano + Mooney Architecture, also the owners, and they're eagerly working towards certification.  I first found out about it from Benchmark Modern, a local contractor specializing in modern green construction, and they were able to arrange a tour.  Check it out:

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St. Charles Super Modern Green Cabinets

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St. Charles Cabinetry began manufacturing and designing in 1935, and today, they're still doing the same thing right here in the United States.  Their cabinets are made from stainless steel and powder-coated in your choice of 23 colors (see below).  What makes them a green product?  They are 98% recyclable and are the perfect choice for a hypoallergenic interior.

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Zira Island Planned as Zero Energy City

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Following in the footsteps of Dongtan and Masdar, the Danish firm of Bjarke Ingels Group has just released details of their masterplan for a zero energy resort and entertainment city on Zira Island, which is located within the bay of Baku, Azerbaijan.  The plan calls for roughly 10.8 million square feet of architectural landscape based on the natural landscape of Azerbaijan.  Indeed, Zira Island will feature seven residential developments, each in the shape of one of seven peaks of Azerbaijan, and 300 private villas with views over the Caspian Sea. 

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