• CalStar Products Permeable Paver

CalStar Intros New Permeable Paver

CalStar Products, maker of award-winning fly ash bricks, this week announced a new paver that can be used in LEED projects in order to obtain credits for recycled content, regional materials, and stormwater design.  The paver, which is suitable for intense uses such as parking lots, alleys, crosswalks, and plazas, is made with 40% post-industrial recycled material and comes in several different colors.

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By |July 19th, 2011|Categories: Materials, Recycled|Tags: , |2 Comments
  • People Power App w- PowerMonitor

New App Provides Basic Energy Use Data

Blue Line Innovations, maker of the PowerCost Monitor for tracking home energy use, recently introduced a new partnership with the People Power Company which includes a new mobile app called People Power 1.0.  Now, abandoned Hohm and PowerMeter users can switch over to People Power 1.0 for real-time electricity data, real-time pricing, budgeting, gaming, social interaction, and other information.

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By |July 19th, 2011|Categories: Energy Efficiency, Gadgets|Tags: |6 Comments
  • Wood Botanist Bench

Botanist Minimal Going to Early Backers

Earlier this year, we mentioned the All Wood Botanist Bench, which is made with 12 sheets of sustainably harvested poplar and high-grade engineered veneers.  Botanist Minimal weighs 45 pounds, measures 60″L x 18″D x 18″W, and has walnut or rift oak finishes, making it perfect for modernists with a flare for eco-friendly furniture.  If you’re in this group, the modern piece is being shipped upon funding to early backers via Kickstarter for $299, according to its designer Dario Antonioni.  Check it out.

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By |July 19th, 2011|Categories: Furniture, Modern design|Tags: , |0 Comments
  • Warmboard-R Radiant Heating Panel

Warmboard Unveils Retrofit Radiant Panel

This month Warmboard announced a new radiant heating panel, Warmboard-R, that is thinner than its other panel, making it ideal for remodels and renovations.  Warmboard-R is 13/16″ thick (as compared to 1-1/8″ for the standard version) and provides the same radiant heat performance.

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By |July 18th, 2011|Categories: Products, Renovation|1 Comment
  • Voila Park Modular Kitchen - pivot storage

Viola Park is a Healthy Modular Kitchen

Viola Park, a company of Henrybuilt, has been growing this year with new offerings and a showroom in Los Angeles.  The company makes eco-friendly, modular kitchens, sold directly to consumers, with a full system of cabinets, pulls, drawer inserts, work surfaces, backsplashes, shelving systems, and integrated lighting.

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By |July 17th, 2011|Categories: Modern design, Products|Tags: , |0 Comments
  • Week in Review

Cutting Energy Bills, C2C Sustainability, Active Passive House, + Prefab Attention

Getting active with Passive Houses.
Cut down on energy bills with a Passive House.
Sustainability that goes from cradle to cradle.
Study: VAWT are 10x more efficient than HAWT.
Green economy is legit but it needs a push.
Clean energy […]

By |July 16th, 2011|Categories: Week in Review|3 Comments
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