Rubble Floor: Materials You Can Reuse

I’m fascinated by the work of Netherlands-based Dave Hakkens in a recent project called “Rubble Floor.”  Interested in reusing old building materials as new building materials — and inspired by terrazzo floors — Hakkens conducted several tests on materials such as roof tiles, bricks, nails and screws, and glass.  He used concrete as the binder and crushed old materials into pigments and fillers.  In the end, Hakkens found it’s entirely possible to make new materials with the old.

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By |February 2nd, 2012|Categories: Materials, Recycled, video|Tags: |4 Comments

Traditional Style NZE Homes in Maryland

Traditional home styles plus a net-zero building standard is a winning combination in the Homes at North Pointe development in Frederick, Maryland. Homes at North Pointe are attaining NAHB's Emerald certification.
By |February 1st, 2012|Categories: Single Family|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

January Month in Review [Outline]

Here’s an outline of our coverage from January. In terms of our new articles, the most shared one on Facebook was about liquid-cooling LEDs by Switch Lighting, while the most shared one on Twitter was a green product interview with architect Michelle Kaufmann. As always, we’re interested in learning about inventive green homes and new green products around the USA.  If you have news for JetsonGreen.com, send us a tip.

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By |January 31st, 2012|Categories: Month in Review|0 Comments

Urban Ecological Design [Giveaway]

*Leave a comment below through the end of Thursday, February 2, 2012, to be considered for a random giveaway of one copy of Urban Ecological Design.

The second book that I want to share with you is Urban Ecological Design: A Process for Regenerative Places, which is authored by Danilo Palazzo and Frederick Steiner. The book, published in December 2011, was sent to us by Island Press and documents the authors’ Not Only One Solution Process, or Noos, for transforming urban spaces in a sustainable manner.

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By |January 31st, 2012|Categories: book, Giveaways|14 Comments

Sustainable American Cities [Giveaway]

*Leave a comment below through the end of Thursday, February 2, 2012, to be considered for a random giveaway of one copy of Sustainability in America’s Cities.

In the next two articles, I want to share a couple books that I think you may find interesting. The first is Sustainability in America’s Cities: Creating the Green Metropolis, which is edited by Matthew I. Slavin. The book, published in April 2011, was sent to us by Island Press and includes a collection of case studies from cities across the country and first-hand insight into key sustainable strategies.

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By |January 31st, 2012|Categories: book, Giveaways|15 Comments

My Green Bath Rehab on HouseLogic

I was happy to read all the comments and suggestions to my first article on HouseLogic, where I’m documenting a water-wise bathroom remodel.  So you know, my next installment is live today and, as with the first article, HouseLogic is offering a chance to win another $100 with this second article.  I hope you enjoy me sharing some of the process of this remodel — it’s been fun!

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By |January 30th, 2012|Categories: Renovation|Tags: , , |3 Comments
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