Articles - April, 2010

Clean Green Kitchen Rehab in Twin Cities

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Joshua Foss, principal of Thrive Design Studio and ambassador for the Living Building Challenge, recently completed this clean and contemporary kitchen renovation in a home near Theodore Wirth Park.  Foss and the owners went with a color palette that, in the end, resembles nature in many ways.  The light blue walls resemble water or clear blue skies, the steel and aluminum mimic smooth stones, and the cabinets and floors ground the space with wood.

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What to Do for Earth Day 2010?

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Earth Day is an interesting day in the green blogging world.  Some like to throw a bash, while others literally like to bash the existence of Earth Day.  Here at Jetson Green, we're kind of in between in that we just let you do what you do.  But we've also received hundreds of emails and releases for various endeavors, and it's hard to squander them all.  So, if you're looking for something to do, here you go:

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2010 AIA COTE Top Ten Green Projects!

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As it does every year at this time and just in time for Earth Day, the AIA and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) have announced the top ten examples of sustainable architecture and green design. 

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Traditional Green Home That's Off-Grid

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The folks at Davis Frame Co., a timber frame home company based out of New Hampshire, recently sent us details of this off-grid home in Oregon.  The large, 2,850 square-foot home is undeniably traditional — something our readers have been pining for — and outfitted with a number of green features to go with Platinum certification from the Earth Advantage Institute. 

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Platinum Timber Frame Home in Oregon

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New Energy Works, a timber frame home builder with offices in New York and Oregon, recently announced the opening of their new show house in Portland.  Designed to be “a living example of greater sustainability in a design and craft intensive home,” according to company president Jonathan Orpin, The Vermont Street Project is thought to be the first timber frame home in the state seeking LEED Platinum certification.

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Top 10 Green Built Neighborhoods

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Natural Home just published a top 10 list of its favorite eco-friendly, energy-efficient communities in the nation.  If there’s anything to note, it may be that the Pacific Northwest is ahead of the game when it comes to green planning and thoughtful communities.  Here’s a quick look at each of the 10 communities; make sure to check out the original article – America’s Top 10 Best Green-Built Neighborhoods – for more information.

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