Tonight, Michelle Kaufmann announced that her firm will participate in the "smart home: green + wired, Powered by ComEd and Warmed by Peoples Gas" exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry ("MSI") opening May 8, 2008. MKD will exhibit a modern, green prefab on parkland just southeast of MSI. The project has been in the works for a few months, and over the last week, they’ve broken ground and laid the foundation. As rendered above, the full-sized mkSolaire will demonstrate the mk 5 EcoPrinciples: smart design, eco materials, energy efficiency, water conservation, and healthy living.
- How green is your neighborhood?
- Architects bring high design to affordable housing.
- How to cash in on a warming planet.
- The nature of nature-deficit disorder.
- A solar grand plan: ending oil imports and GHG emissions.
- Builder says green units are profitable.
- Top 10 Green Real Estate Stories of 2007.
*WIR = Week in Review; a Saturday showcase of excellent links.
[RSS Readers - Click to View] This video was just uploaded yesterday and it’s nice to hear Ed Mazria explain Architecture 2030 in his own words. We’re talking about the architecture and building community response to climate change. You’ll remember that Mazria garnered mainstream media attention last year with the insightful, poignant phrase, "If you want to stop global warming, stop coal." As Mazria explains in the video, there are a few ways to stop coal … watch and enjoy the weekend.
Pardon the interruption, but as is the tradition in the blogosphere, I’m going to kick out some blogging New Year’s resolutions. Last year I had several resolutions and thanks to the readers, we shattered all visitor goals. I didn’t do so well on the commenting and didn’t get any articles in print, but I’m still focusing on the print article goal.
Also, as an FYI to newer readers, Jetson Green isn’t about money or advertising, etc., it’s about participating in one of the coolest movements of my life. During the tech boom of the late 90s, I was in Japan, completely unconnected to tech life. Now, I’ve got all sorts of education and there’s nothing to stop me from influencing the country we live in. As a career youngster, this is one of the ways I’m doing that. The goals below push me to continue providing the most unique, up-to-date, and relevant news possible. So, without further ado, here are my goals for Jetson Green in 2008:
Happy New Year! This year is unlike any in the history of our country. We’re seeing this crazy whirlwind of issues coming together. The economy is entering a slight lull and the average American is losing width in the real estate pocketbook. The next presidential election is on the cusp and we’re seeing indicators of a brewing culture war. And to add to that, the topic of climate change is everywhere. The sister topic of pollution pops up fairly frequently also. So with this backdrop, I’ve been thinking about the green movement and what’s in store for next year. Here’s what I think: