UAE LEEDs World, Greenwashing, Green Second Homes, + Energy Security (WIR)

Week in Review
By |November 24th, 2007|LEED, News, Week in Review|0 Comments

Green Builders, Carbon Neutral California, Green Productivity, + Real Estate Economics (WIR)

Week in Review
By |November 17th, 2007|Multifamily, News, Week in Review|0 Comments

$90 Billion or $300 Per Person [Editorial]


With the price of oil at $95 a barrel, economists estimate that U.S. households will spend an additional $90 billion on costlier gasoline.   Estimating our population at 300 million, that’s an average of $300 per person.   Between my wife and I, that means we’re giving up $600 of our economic pie to the recently increased cost of transportation, on average.


By |November 16th, 2007|Conservation, Energy Efficiency, Land Use, News|0 Comments

MIT Sues Gehry, Green Certifications, Changing Design, + Paying for Green (WIR)

Week in Review
By |November 10th, 2007|Energy Efficiency, News, Week in Review|0 Comments

[Video] Dwell Design Leaders Video + More

It’s Friday and as I like to say, why not watch a little video?  If you’ve been to Dwell lately, you’ll know they just unveiled their new, completely overhauled website.  It’s super nice now, with easy access to images and information from their archives.  There’s also a new video page with content of some very interesting leaders in design.  Hence, the name for their new video series, Dwell Design Leaders.  I’ve embedded the video of Michelle Kaufmann above talking about prefab and the mkLotus.  The next video below is of David Baker.  I found his comments extremely interesting.  The last video below is Christopher Deam talking about his modern interpretation and design of the Airstream and his collaboration with Design Within Reach.  Very compelling, really inspiring.


By |November 9th, 2007|Modern architecture, Modern design, News, Prefab|0 Comments

Top-10 Green Building Products 2007 [BuildingGreen]

SunEye from Solmetric

Well, it’s that time again and BuildingGreen, a company that also publishes the GreenSpec Directory, today announced their list of Top-10 Green Building Products.  It’s not so much that these products are better than everything else on the market, although they may be better, it’s that they’re cool additions to the GreenSpec Directory over the last year or so.  Most of the following ten products have multiple environmental attributes, but here’s a slim breakdown:  4 save energy, 2 save water, 3 are made of green materials, 1 helps situate solar power, and 2 avoid hazardous manufacturing/disposal of materials.  Without further ado: