Articles - December, 2010

Interview with Charles & Hudson

Charles & Hudson, an excellent DIY resource with sites on such things as tools, home security, and green building, noticed our new look and was kind enough to publish a short interview.  Visit Charles & Hudson for some quick thoughts on green home certification, the home energy score, global inspiration, and green renovations.  Thanks, Timothy!

15 Shipping Container Projects of 2010

I thought there would be a slowing of container projects, but I’ve been wrong.  They’re popular and some are well done.  That said, as mentioned last year, containers are difficult to work with — here’s a list of considerations — and some folks don’t like how they look like.  Perhaps some of these will change the general perception of that, though.

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Efficiency Dilemma, Chemical Water, Air Sealing, + Tiny Home Subdivisions

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Five Green Books for Your New Kindle

Amazon is expected to sell more than 8 million Kindles this year, according to Bloomberg.  That’s a lot of people and millions more will use Kindle apps for the iPad, iPhone, Blackberry, etc.  As a Kindle 3 owner and avid reader myself, it’s nice to have a good book lined up ready to go.  So for all you new Kindle owners and app readers, here are five green books to pick up for your new gadget:
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Happy Holidays and All the Best!

Happy holidays and all the best from Jetson Green! Stay healthy, keep warm, and enjoy friends and family. We’re going to publish some year-end coverage over the next week that will be great. And we’ll take a look forward. It’s been a fun year and the next will be excellent.  In the mean time, if you have a green home or bathroom/kitchen project, submit it for possible publication.

Small, Green, Affordable: Shelter Series

After several years of concept and development, architect Ed Binkley came up with “the shelter series” — small, green, affordable abodes — to be used as relief housing, guest housing, small scale developments, or pretty much anything else.  These homes range in size from 300-1,400 square feet and can be built without breaking the bank.

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