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What to Do for Earth Day 2010?

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Earth Day is an interesting day in the green blogging world.  Some like to throw a bash, while others literally like to bash the existence of Earth Day.  Here at Jetson Green, we're kind of in between in that we just let you do what you do.  But we've also received hundreds of emails and releases for various endeavors, and it's hard to squander them all.  So, if you're looking for something to do, here you go:

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2010 AIA COTE Top Ten Green Projects!

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As it does every year at this time and just in time for Earth Day, the AIA and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) have announced the top ten examples of sustainable architecture and green design. 

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Best of Green Design and Architecture

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This site is honored to be named with several other innovators on Treehugger's Best of Green 2010 in the Design + Architecture category for Best Design Twitter Feed and Reader's Choice Design Twitter Feed.  Shout out to the folks at Treehugger and definitely @lloydalter, who has been a friend of this site for several years running.

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Net Zero Energy Re-Skinning with Style

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Recently, Zerofootprint held a global competition to reward market-disruptive improvements in the design and development of retrofitting and re-skinning technologies.  To be eligible for the ZEROprize, projects had to be built with reinforced concrete construction between 1945 and 1990.  Also, energy required to power all amenities, cooling, heating, and lighting must be on used on a net zero energy basis.  After the jury deliberation, 355 Eleventh in San Francisco was able to take top honors. 

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Top 25 Cities with Most Energy Star Buildings in 2009

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Today the EPA released its second annual ranking of U.S. metropolitan areas with the largest number of buildings receiving the Energy Star label in 2009.  California cities took two of the top three slots, but that's no surprise as these cities are at the forefront of green building. 

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Who’s Next in Green Home Design?

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Recently FreeGreen launched a contest for designers to create an affordable, contemporary, green home.  Seeking to redesign single-family living in less than 1,800 square feet, designers could opt to design a starter or empty nest home, or both.  After receiving +400 entries, the field has been chopped to 12 finalists with public voting now open through April 5, 2010.  The winner will receive $5,000 and other opportunities with FreeGreen.  Check out the top 12 (click the text link above the photo for more info), and tell us your favorite in the comments

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