Articles - January, 2012

January Month in Review [Outline]

Here’s an outline of our coverage from January. In terms of our new articles, the most shared one on Facebook was about liquid-cooling LEDs by Switch Lighting, while the most shared one on Twitter was a green product interview with architect Michelle Kaufmann. As always, we’re interested in learning about inventive green homes and new green products around the USA.  If you have news for JetsonGreen.com, send us a tip.

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Urban Ecological Design [Giveaway]

*Leave a comment below through the end of Thursday, February 2, 2012, to be considered for a random giveaway of one copy of Urban Ecological Design.

The second book that I want to share with you is Urban Ecological Design: A Process for Regenerative Places, which is authored by Danilo Palazzo and Frederick Steiner. The book, published in December 2011, was sent to us by Island Press and documents the authors’ Not Only One Solution Process, or Noos, for transforming urban spaces in a sustainable manner.

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Sustainable American Cities [Giveaway]

*Leave a comment below through the end of Thursday, February 2, 2012, to be considered for a random giveaway of one copy of Sustainability in America’s Cities.

In the next two articles, I want to share a couple books that I think you may find interesting. The first is Sustainability in America’s Cities: Creating the Green Metropolis, which is edited by Matthew I. Slavin. The book, published in April 2011, was sent to us by Island Press and includes a collection of case studies from cities across the country and first-hand insight into key sustainable strategies.

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My Green Bath Rehab on HouseLogic

I was happy to read all the comments and suggestions to my first article on HouseLogic, where I’m documenting a water-wise bathroom remodel.  So you know, my next installment is live today and, as with the first article, HouseLogic is offering a chance to win another $100 with this second article.  I hope you enjoy me sharing some of the process of this remodel — it’s been fun!

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Efficient Apartments, Hungry Homes, Benefit Corps, + Passive House in Shambles

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Passive House Retreat in Rhode Island

Recently I realized that we neglected to follow up on a Passive House project discussed in pre-construction way back in March 2010. It turns out the New England Passive House, or Little Compton Retreat, received LEED Gold certification from the USGBC in recent months. The background is this is a home by ZeroEnergy Design, who performed mechanical and architecture services, and Aedi Construction, who built the home.

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