50 Greenest Cities, Green Renovation, Nature Design, + Green Building Trends [WIR]

Week in Review

Here’s my list of links that you should probably read.  No internal link rehashing here.

Bonus – Two-Part Series on Green Renovation:

*WIR = Week in Review; a Saturday showcase of excellent links.

By |February 16th, 2008|News, Week in Review|0 Comments

Green Target, Pureplay Eco-Rehab REIT, Going Geothermal, + Affordable Landscape [WIR]

Week in Review

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By |February 9th, 2008|News, Week in Review|0 Comments

Green Infrastructure, Economics of Eco-Buildings, Rich Water Farmers, + GM Exec's Platinum Home [WIR]

Week in Review

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By |February 2nd, 2008|News, Water Efficiency, Week in Review|0 Comments

Crossroads, First Green Homeless Shelter

Crossroads

There’s an excellent article in NY Times on what’s believed to be the first green homeless shelter in the country.  It’s an extraordinary $11 M shelter.  Homeless shelters usually operate out of an old warehouse or derelict building, but this place, Crossroads, is different.  It’s a reality primarily as a result of the tenacity of Wendy Jackson, executive director of the East Oakland Community Project of Alameda County.  After seven long years and lots of hard work, Jackson was able to make it happen.  The newly finished, modern building accommodates 125 residents.

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By |January 29th, 2008|Affordable, News|0 Comments

Financing, LEED Certification, Sustainable Business, + Green Design [WIR]

Week in Review

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By |January 26th, 2008|LEED, Materials, News, Week in Review|0 Comments

Eva Longoria Talks About Green Building

Eva Longoria This is seriously lowbrow, and I’m embarrassed to join the likes of celebrity media, but ole’ Mrs. Parker has something interesting to say about green building.  She’s building a new home in San Antonio, Texas, and wants to go as green as possible.  But the builders have been giving her flack.  Apparently, the problems were so bad that the project was nearly at a standstill.  She said, "Everything is going to be environmentally friendly. We are going to install solar panels for part of the house. All our water is recycled for the lawn for irrigation. It was a fight with our builders; a lot of people don’t want change. But it’s worth it.

You can do most things for the right price, so I can’t understand the issue here, but maybe she flat out hired the wrong builder.  Lesson is, get people with experience.  Green building is high-quality building.  And Joe Dirt probably can’t do it.  Maybe we can blog about her home when she’s done?  Eva?!

By |January 26th, 2008|Interview, News|0 Comments