Nine Green Home Projects to Do Today

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Eric Corey Freed, architect and principal of Organic Architect, has a new book in stores this month — Green$ense for the Home — and Allison Arieff was able to pry a list out of Freed of simple green home projects for renters and homeowners.  This is the low-hanging fruit, to use the proverbial phrase, but that doesn't mean there's no impact or benefit.  To paraphrase Freed’s responses to Arieff, here are the nine green projects:

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By |April 30th, 2010|Lists, News|2 Comments

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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By |April 22nd, 2010|News|1 Comment

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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By |April 21st, 2010|Lists, News|0 Comments

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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By |April 7th, 2010|Lists, News|0 Comments

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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By |March 24th, 2010|Energy Efficiency, News|0 Comments

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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By |March 23rd, 2010|Energy Efficiency, Lists, News|6 Comments