Ariston Washer-Dryer for Small Spaces

Accessory dwelling units (ADUs), urban micro homes, and tiny houses typically have space limitations and may even have energy and water constraints. So it’s critical to find appliances that are both energy-efficient and the right size — like this Ariston’s Elegance line of combination washer/dryer units. Available in white or silver, the Ariston washer/dryer is 33.5″H x 23.4″w x 22.8″D and has Energy Star certification.

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By |August 14th, 2012|Categories: Energy Efficiency, Technology|Tags: , |9 Comments

Wattvision Pursues Next Gen Energy Monitor

I mentioned Wattvision previously, and the company is now running a Kickstarter campaign to deploy its complete the next generation of hardware, cover more types of power meters, and deploy the new hardware by about January 2013.  Wattvision 2 includes a sensor that attaches to your home electricity meter and a gateway that connects up with your internet network.  With these in place, a user can check electricity use online or from a smart phone.

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By |August 13th, 2012|Categories: Energy Efficiency, Gadgets|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Wood Certification Gap, Unhealthy Lighting, Modular Aging, + Prefab Micro Homes

The wood certification gap.
Big business for prefab micro-homes.
Happier than ever with 128-square-foot home.
Energy-efficient light bulbs may have a dark side.
Modular housing for a shifting population.
A new Passivhaus standard for North America.
Disruptive marketing for green building.
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By |August 11th, 2012|Categories: Week in Review|0 Comments

Viridian Offers FSC Reclaimed Tabletops

Viridian Reclaimed Wood, a company we first mentioned in relation to their shipping pallet flooring, recently introduced a new range of FSC-certified, reclaimed, old-growth Douglas Fir tabletops.  Co-owner Joe Mitchoff said the tabletops come from an inventory of beams reclaimed from abandoned warehouses, decrepit docks, and old gymnasiums.

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By |August 10th, 2012|Categories: Materials, Surfaces|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Colored Solar Panels Hit California Market

I really like the dark-blue/black look of solar PV, but I suppose there may be someone that needs a different color, whether for aesthetics, compliance, or branding, etc.  Colored Solar is trying to grab a toehold in this market with red, emerald green, forest green, and polished marble panels.  In terms of panel efficiency, NREL found there is little performance compromised for a 16%+ efficiency colored 225W panel, according to Colored Solar.

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By |August 9th, 2012|Categories: Solar, Technology|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Platinum Beachaus II Prefab in White Rock

Following the sale of Beachaus I, a contemporary prefab in the White Rock area of British Columbia, the neighboring Beachaus II now hits the market with a price tag of $1,275,000. The LEED Platinum home — three bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, 2,025 square feet — was designed by Pb Elemental, fabricated by Method Homes, and developed by InHaus Development.

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