Rebecca Guymon and Joe Turner are the owners of Breezeway House – the first certified Passive House in Utah and in the western United States. They’re unique because only a handful of these ultra-insulated, airtight, low-energy homes exist in the United States. So I asked Turner to share his experience building and living in a Passive House and he was kind enough to respond. This is mandatory reading for anyone interested in owning a Passive House.
Italian architect Flavio Galvagni of Lab Zero sent us some information on this calming, woodsy cabin that he designed and built with the help of Raffaelli Contract. The tiny eco hut — roughly 12.5′ wide x 14.5′ long x 10.75′ tall — can be used as a mini-lodge, mountain shelter, meditation space, or temporary dwelling. It’s easily transportable and both off-grid and off-pipe.
Whether you’re looking to replace a drafty fireplace or utilize zone heating during the cold winter, perhaps an energy-efficient stove from Morsø should be considered and researched for your application. The company offers several models — small, large, traditional, or contemporary — that are built in a low-impact manner with recycled materials.
Today Lighting Science Group announced that it has become the first U.S. company to domestically manufacture one million LED bulbs in less than a year. With the announcement, LSG also unveiled a new omnidirectional A19 LED bulb as the one-millionth bulb. The 60-watt replacement is 75% more efficient than an incandescent bulb and dimmable, mercury-free, and relatively affordable.
- Green is good business.
- Time for plan B for greentech VC.
- KB Home tops green homebuilder rankings.
- Environmental benefits of greener cement.
- Efficient lighting may save U.S. $9 B annually.
- Adaptation is hot new sector in greentech.
- Global action will not stop climate change.
- Economics of EV ownership.
If you're looking around for holiday gifts, there's still time to ship some things, if that's what you're thinking. Below is an index of green gifts in our eight-part Ultimate Modern Gift Guide for the Holidays 2010,* a curated list of goods for design-savvy folks interested in the environment. There's something for all income brackets: