Articles - October, 2011

October Month in Review [Outline]

In the last month, we were busy with news and other releases from Greenbuild NEXT and the Solar Decathlon, which coverage is outlined below.  In terms of our new articles, the most shared one on Facebook was about the People’s Choice Solar Homestead at Solar Decathlon, while the most shared one on Twitter was about each of the 19 Solar Decathlon homes.  If you have news for JetsonGreen.com, send us a tip.  See more:

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Cleaner Indoor Air with Desso Carpet

Keeping our tootsies pampered during midnight trips to the bathroom is a job any carpet can handle.  But clean the air of all that icky stuff floating around that we know is there but glad we can’t see? According to Dutch carpet manufacturer Desso, their new carpet line AirMaster can greatly reduce the concentration of that microscopic particulate matter to improve indoor air quality eight times better than hardwood floors. Tall claim, but they have several independent studies backing it up.

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Eco Modern Ranch Remodel in Portland

This is a renovation of a ranch-style home located in the Alberta Arts District in Portland, Oregon.  The owners, builders, and designers — Michelle Ruber and Klaas de Jonge of Encircle Design Build  — renovated the old home with locally-sourced materials and contemporary design.  It’s now used as a short-term, vacation rental to “provide people a home that embodies Portland’s energies of creativity and ecologically minded ways.

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