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 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

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

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

EPA, DOE Launch “Most Efficient” Program

The EPA and Department of Energy today announced the “Most Efficient” initiative for products recognized as the most energy-efficient in their categories among those that have received the Energy Star label.  The Most Efficient designation will attach to about the top 5% of products in these categories: clothes washers, heating and cooling equipment, televisions, and refrigerator-freezers.

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By |July 14th, 2011|Categories: Energy Efficiency, News|2 Comments

Reclaimed Glam Tent Heading to Colorado

We’ve followed the growth of Reclaimed Space over the last few years and the Austin-based company has delivered some incredible rusty modern prefabs all over the country.  The factory is now finishing up work on a “Glam Tent” for Dunton Hot Springs Resort outside of Durango, Colorado.  The build includes a reclaimed bathroom and tent roof from Montana-based Reliable Tent & Tipi.

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By |July 14th, 2011|Categories: Hotel, Prefab|Tags: , , , |2 Comments
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