Low Profile Tubular Skylight by Velux

Velux makes some great products for drawing natural light indoors.  The company recently introduced a new, low-profile, flat-glass Sun Tunnel skylight at IBS 2011, and it will be available later this year.  Already in use in Europe, the new skylight trades the bulbous, dome-style, roof model for a sleek, more modern, less noticeable look.

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By |March 3rd, 2011|Categories: Solar|Tags: , |5 Comments

USGBC Launches New Home Scoring Tool

If you’re looking for a back-of-the-envelope assessment of where your project fits in the LEED for Homes green building program, the USGBC just launched a new web-based tool for you.  It’s called the LEED for Homes Scoring Tool, and it includes both a Quick Score (pictured) and a detailed Credit-By-Credit result with specific credit guidance.

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By |March 2nd, 2011|Categories: LEED, News|Tags: |0 Comments

Stylish Greenfab Home Unveiled in Seattle

I recently mentioned the construction of Greenfab’s model home in Seattle, and that home is now complete.  I think you’ll agree, it’s just as warm and handsome as the renderings.  The six-module abode — on target for LEED Platinum and Built Green 5-Star certification — has 1,790 square feet with three bedrooms, two and three-quarters bathrooms, a separate mother-in-law space, a planted rooftop deck, and an urban chicken coop.

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By |March 2nd, 2011|Categories: Modern architecture, Prefab, Single Family|Tags: , , |20 Comments

Transformer Tiny House in the Works

If you follow the tiny house movement, you may have heard about Blake’s Tiny House.  The project is led by a team of four – Blake Dinkins, Lance Cayko, Alex Gore, and Sarah Schulz – who met at North Dakota University while pursuing master of architecture degrees.  Their goal is to document the construction of the 128-square foot home from beginning to end.

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By |March 1st, 2011|Categories: Green Building|Tags: , |7 Comments

February Green Month in Review

This month we published our first attempt at a mission statement and generally had a lot of fun with new material.  The most popular article on Facebook last month was about carbon neutral cement, while the most shared article on Twitter was about green home improvement trends.  For more coverage, stay current with the weekly email newsletter delivered every weekend.  Below you’ll find a gathering of links from February.

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By |February 28th, 2011|Categories: Month in Review|1 Comment

Charting New Territory for LEED Design

Global design firm Perkins + Will just announced LEED certification for the firm’s 100th building — Balance, phase 2 of Dockside Green — which just so happens to be tied for the highest scoring LEED building in the world with phase 1 of Dockside Green.  Dockside Green is a 15-acre community in Victoria, British Columbia, and Balance is a residential component of the project with one- and two-bedroom condominiums and townhouses.

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By |February 27th, 2011|Categories: LEED, News|Tags: , , |0 Comments
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