Articles - March, 2009

The Green Building in Kentucky Pursues LEED Platinum Certification

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Currently, the only LEED Platinum (non-home) project in Kentucky is a visitor center, and this commercial building, The Green Building, could just become the next.  Located in the East Market District of Louisville Kentucky, an area increasingly being referred to as “NuLu,” or New Louisville, The Green Building is a major renovation of an old building.  Originally built 110 years ago as a dry goods store, the 14,000 sf masonry structure now houses a café, gallery, record label, book store, and more.  Its owners are Augusta and Gill Holland, transplants from New York who fell in love with the distressed East Market District.

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LEED Issues, Van Jones, Green VCs, + Carbon-Neutral Building

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Eco Modern Atlanta Green Townhomes

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About a month ago, we featured Concourse E's green home in Atlanta on 81 Weatherby, but Concourse E also developed the neighboring parcel with two townhomes.  Like 81, 85 and 89 Weatherby are both posh, modern, and green — just the way we like them.  85 is going for $524,500, while 89 is going for $529,500, which is roughly $170 per square foot.  For that, you get three bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms, and a large list of green features:

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Palm Springs LEED Platinum Contender

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Just the other day, a hillside home in Palm Springs was featured in The Desert Sun.  The contemporary abode was designed by Lance O'Donnell of o2 Architecture, and he's hoping to get LEED Platinum certification in the next few months.  Lance was kind enough to provide some photos of the inside and outside, but if you're in the area and want to see more, make sure to attend the open house this Saturday from 1-5 pm at 2299 N. Via Monte Vista, Palm Springs

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True Green Home Book [Giveaway]

True-green-home We're giving a copy of this book away to one lucky commenter below, so make sure to comment before midnight on Sunday, March 15, 2009.*

Just about a week ago, National Geographic released a new book called True Green Home: 100 Inspirational Ideas for Creating a Green Environment at Home.  The book features, of course, 100 green ideas, as well as 10 company case studies and a resource index with links and a glossary.  Oddly, I guess our site was good enough to get a free review copy of the book, but not quite good enough to get listed in the links section.  But that's okay, we're still riding a high from being listed in The Gort Cloud … Anyway, True Green Home packages basic green concepts in a nice way — it's particularly helpful for starters and anyone looking for inspiration. 

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Method Homes Intros S-M-L Prefab Series

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About a year ago, we first brought you news of Method Homes and their plan to build a prefab cabin in Glacier, Washington.  And they built the inaugural Method Cabin in about three months.  Now, Method Homes, in collaboration with Balance Architects, is officially launching the Balance S-M-L Series of prefab designs with three main models: small, medium, and large.  Of note, these prefab models have been designed to arrive 95% complete within three months of purchase.  The models range in size from 540 to 856 square feet, and in price from $98,000 to $148,000. 

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