Articles - June, 2010

Smart Windows that Save Big Energy

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This startup company, RavenBrick, was profiled by the New York Times for its simple and smart window technology.  It's a window like nothing else on the market.  Using patented and patent pending technology, RavenWindow has a reflective film that's keyed to the outside temperature.  When warm, the film reflects light to reduce solar heat gain.  Conversely, when cool, the film becomes transparent to allow a comfortable amount of heat gain. 

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Mosiac Walk Eco Townhomes in the OC

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It seems green homes continue to sell well in these economic times. Last month, two model homes at Mosaic Walk opened to visitors and, with purchase incentives and pricing from the low $300,000, phase one sold out completely. Located in Garden Grove in northern Orange Country, Mosaic Walk has been designed and built for LEED certification.

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Tiny Eco-friendly Prefab Called The Crib

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Due to the popularity of the Shack, an off-the-grid house in West Virginia, Broadhurst Architects, Inc., decided to design another shelter for individuals looking for a weekend retreat, home yoga studio, backyard home office, or a cluster of small eco-cabins.  The firm created The Crib and two home models undeniably inspired by corn cribs. 

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Dreaming Eco City, Green Retrofits, Reclaimed What, + More Green Roofs

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Modern LEED Living at The Crossing

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Recently The Crossing Apartments, a luxury, transit-oriented development seeking LEED Silver certification, opened in Anaheim, California. The project, designed by KTGY Group, Inc., includes 39 live/work units and 312 lofts and one- and two-bedroom units in a contemporary and eco-friendly setting.

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Prescott Passive House in Kansas City

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This is the most recent project to be built by Studio 804 (the University of Kansas School of Architecture, Design, and Planning design/build program).  It’s the first by the group to seek Passive House certification, and, like the Buffalo House, Prescott House was designed and built to LEED Platinum standards.

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