On the Urban Water Crisis

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Jerry Yudelson is a green building leader, but he’s also a professional engineer with a master’s degree in water resource development.  Relying on this background, Yudelson authored a new book called Dry Run: Preventing the Next Urban Water Crisis.  The truth is, as he explains, the global human population is expected to quadruple from 1950 to 2050, placing more and more stress on water resources.  Swift action is necessary to prevent a water crisis, and Dry Run provides a timely set of solutions.

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Eco Shore Homes for Long Beach Island

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Recently I had the opportunity to talk with Kevin Romano of SquallCo Development about his new website and modern green homes offered on Long Beach Island. The development company has two home plans, the smaller called Akamai and the other called Ohana, which have been designed in a joint venture with Steve Midouhas. With these, SquallCo hopes to make warm, modern, sustainable homes more approachable to folks in the area.

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Next Gen Prefab Called v100 Mod Box

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If Apple were to sell a homes, perhaps they would look something like this.  The v100 Mod Box is a 10′ x 10′ x 10′ cube made with green materials, state of the art appliances, and stylish fixtures.  It’s a new kind of structure that can be assembled by anyone — no tools required — and lives comfortably despite the fact that its footprint is so tiny.

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August Green Coverage in Review

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Roughly 39 articles later, it's hard to believe it's September with the new season fast approaching.  Last month, our most popular article on Facebook was this one on i-house 2.0, while the most shared article on Twitter was this one on an edible living wall.  For more green coverage, stay current with our weekly email newsletter delivered every Saturday.  Below you'll find a gathering of links from last month. 

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Luxury LEED Vineyard Resort in Oregon

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Planted in the middle of a new vineyard in Newberg, a small town in Willamette Valley, The Allison Inn and Spa is doing some amazing things in terms of reducing the ecological footprint associated with typically high-impact hospitality operations.  According to projections, the resort and vineyard was designed by GGLO to save 48% on utility costs, as well as reduce potable water irrigation use by 78% and fixture water use by 37%, compared to a comparable non-green project. 

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Conserving Water, Grayish Green, Understanding Watts, + Death of Excess

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