This month, we had the opportunity to participate in Treehugger‘s Great Prefab Debate and saw some interesting products at the NAHB Green Building conference in Salt Lake City. The most popular article on Facebook was about this modern chicken coop by MAKE Design Studio, while the most shared article on Twitter was about using trees to improve home cooling. Below you’ll find a topical gathering of coverage from May.
As someone trying to raise more plants indoors, I really like the Minigarden product, which combines a neat vertical wall design with food growth. The white garden comes in a basic setup with three layers (nine pockets) with one water collection tray, three lids and trays, three planting rows, and 18 assembly clips. When assembled, the Minigarden, which is made with a strong copolymer polypropylene plastic, is 25″ l x 5 3/4″ d x 23″ h. The three-layer version sells for about $59.95.
- Low-income, high efficiency.
- Are we using wood sustainably?
- Drop in mounting slashes solar install costs.
- Deconstruction: can an entire home be recycled?
- Fearing the phase out of incandescent bulbs.
- The nation’s greenest home is a mystery.
- The price of being certifiably green.
- The deep energy retrofit.