Vote Jetson Green for JDR Industry Award

As you may know, this site’s been nominated for a 2011 JDR Industry Blogger Award in the “green” category.  This is the last week of voting — it’s been a tight race so far — and I’d like to invite you to vote for Jetson Green.  If we win, the funds will go towards providing better content through things like contributor pay, equipment, web resource development, and event travel.  The competition closes April 15, 2011, so vote for Jetson Green in the Best Blogger: Green category today.

Shapely Natural Wood Floors by Bolefloor

A Dutch company, Bolefloor, has developed a new method of producing floors from pieces of wood stock that allow for the natural shape of wood to be used. The company uses wood scanners, computer-aided technology, and optimization algorithms to maximize wood cuts to create a unique floor with curving joints between boards for a floor like none other on the market.

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Grape Solar PV Systems Sell on Amazon

Oregon-based Grape Solar is now selling grid-tie capable, kilowatt-scale solar photovoltaic systems online via Amazon.  These systems ship in various bundles which include a racking system, an inverter, and several 230-watt panels, depending on the size of the system.

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Greenest Prefabs, Thermostat Savings, Pocket Neighborhoods, + CFL Pollution

This site has been nominated for a JDR Industry Blogger Award; vote for Jetson Green in the “green” category this week.

Green Projects to Save Money [Survey]

American Express sampled 2,045 people (18+ years old) and learned that 64% of them will invest in renovation projects this year, according to a survey taken in the first week of March.  These homeowners are only planning on spending about $3,400 — down from $6,200 last year — but 32% of folks with home improvement plans will look into green home improvements.

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Shotgun Style Home is a Power Producer

This ultra-efficient home is repaying owner Scott Shackleton with money from putting excess electricity into the grid.  Located on a narrow lot in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, the shotgun-style home generates nearly two-times the electricity it uses with a 4.7 kW solar array on the roof.  That plus about 85% of domestic water is pre-heated with solar thermal, resulting in more energy savings.

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