Articles - February, 2011

February Green Month in Review

This month we published our first attempt at a mission statement and generally had a lot of fun with new material.  The most popular article on Facebook last month was about carbon neutral cement, while the most shared article on Twitter was about green home improvement trends.  For more coverage, stay current with the weekly email newsletter delivered every weekend.  Below you’ll find a gathering of links from February.

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Charting New Territory for LEED Design

Global design firm Perkins + Will just announced LEED certification for the firm’s 100th building — Balance, phase 2 of Dockside Green — which just so happens to be tied for the highest scoring LEED building in the world with phase 1 of Dockside Green.  Dockside Green is a 15-acre community in Victoria, British Columbia, and Balance is a residential component of the project with one- and two-bedroom condominiums and townhouses.

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Rainwater Usage, Sustainable Suburbs, Green Foreclosures, + Efficiency Savings

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Karo Cabin: Modular, Movable, Green

This weekend, Karoleena Custom Homes, a home builder in Calgary, will debut its first eco-friendly modular cabin. Karo Cabin is a factory-built, future-ready structure designed to be used as a summer escape, backyard studio, laneway house, or something similar and can be delivered anywhere in North America (assuming a road or ferry route).

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24 Square-Foot Home Goes Mainstream

Gypsy Junker, a 24 square-foot shack built by Derek Diedricksen, recently hit the New York Times and the article is blowing up right now.  The Gray Lady published some excellent photos, which you can see in the Home & Garden section.

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Green Home DIY Trends for 2011

If you’re interested in sustainability and innovation, you probably follow trends and keep up with what folks are saying.  You might have some interest in this new infographic from eLocal discussing home improvement trends.  ELocal created the graphic with information obtained from its community of professionals.  Here’s what they said:
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