• Dockside Inspiration & Balance

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
  • Week in Review

Rainwater Usage, Sustainable Suburbs, Green Foreclosures, + Efficiency Savings

Using rainwater inside.
Solar panels sell, but energy efficiency saves.
Energy-efficient retrofits to sell foreclosed homes.
Homebuilders attempt to be more green.
Imagining a more sustainable suburb.
Pursuing a sustainable, resilient city.
Do CFL bulbs suck?

Check out the latest green jobs […]

By |February 26th, 2011|Categories: Week in Review|0 Comments
  • Karo Cabin rendering

Karo Cabin: Modular, Movable, Green

This weekend, Karoleena Custom Homes, a home builder in Calgary, will debut its first eco-friendly modular cabin. Karo Cabin is a factory-built, future-ready structure designed to be used as a summer escape, backyard studio, laneway house, or something similar and can be delivered anywhere in North America (assuming a road or ferry route).

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By |February 25th, 2011|Categories: Modern architecture, Prefab|Tags: , , , , |4 Comments

24 Square-Foot Home Goes Mainstream

Gypsy Junker, a 24 square-foot shack built by Derek Diedricksen, recently hit the New York Times and the article is blowing up right now.  The Gray Lady published some excellent photos, which you can see in the Home & Garden section.

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By |February 25th, 2011|Categories: video|Tags: |4 Comments
  • Home Trends - Home Updates

Green Home DIY Trends for 2011

If you’re interested in sustainability and innovation, you probably follow trends and keep up with what folks are saying.  You might have some interest in this new infographic from eLocal discussing home improvement trends.  ELocal created the graphic with information obtained from its community of professionals.  Here’s what they said:
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By |February 24th, 2011|Categories: List, Renovation|Tags: |2 Comments
  • DOE Solar Decathlon West Potomac Park Map

Decathlon Shuffled to West Potomac Park

Earlier this month, we reported a rumor that Solar Decathlon 2011 was heading to the National Harbor in Maryland.  But, it turns out, as announced today by the Department of Energy and Department of Interior, the big event will be shuffled to West Potomac Park.

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By |February 23rd, 2011|Categories: Events, News|Tags: |6 Comments
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