Articles - December, 2011

Top 10 Jetson Green Articles of 2011

It’s fun to reflect on the prior year and review site stats to see what was the most popular with readers. Without looking at these stats, I watch as articles circulate via Twitter, Facebook, and Plus — it’s some sort of a real-time feedback loop for what readers want and don’t. What will be huge in 2012? I hope you’ll let me know.

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22 Fabulous Green Prefabs of 2011

With off-site construction, homeowners can benefit from things like accelerated construction, controlled construction, construction without the elements, reduced construction waste, access to a skilled workforce, etc.  So it’s no surprise that the prefab industry continues to expand — we’re tracking that!  In fact, here are 22 built projects that we mentioned in the last year (with high hopes for several more next year, too):

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7 Pioneer Passivhaus Projects of 2011

The Passive House movement in the US was on a major tear in 2011 but for that awful split between PHIUS and international PHI.  The standard seemed free of maneuvers and politics and infighting, yet now there’s something about PHIUS+ certification and a ban on spray polyurethane foam insulation.  Oh boy!  Notwithstanding all of this, let’s not take anything from the following incredible, high-performance, completed projects discussed in the past year that sought or achieved Passive House certification.

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