Clarian Power, a start up from Seattle, is on a mission to help homeowners everywhere generate energy from renewable energy. The company developed a proprietary power module that plugs into an existing outlet. In other words, their Sunfish solar product, which is slated for retail availability next year, installs without a dedicated electrical panel and does not require contractors, installers, or additional wires.
Clayton Homes turned the prefab world upside down last year when it announced the i-house, a modern, green prefab with an approachable price tag. I-house has been insanely popular and installed in various locations. And it turns out that the company is nearing the release of a new version of green prefab, i-house 2.0, which will have an enhanced front entry, warm and natural exterior materials, and more interior space to accommodate families.
- Choosing green building products.
- Vertical farming is the latest madness.
- Lodging industry puts brakes on eco-friendly ideas.
- Public underestimates savings from energy efficiency.
- How to safely capture and use rainwater.
- Learning to live on current solar income.
- Green buildings won't save the planet.
- A city doesn't need a center.
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The Shelton Group recently conducted a survey of green consumers (i.e, those that buy and consider green products) and published its findings in a report called Green Living Pulse 2010. Aiming to provide a comprehensive analysis of green consumers, Green Living Pulse focuses on who these consumers are, what drives them, and how to identify them.
Home builder, Green Mode Designs, LLC, recently finished this townhouse project on an infill lot near Memorial Park in Houston, Texas. Two of the homes are on the market for $450,000 – $470,000, while the third received LEED Gold certification and is already sold. This solar-powered home, based on the HERS Rating, is 56% more efficient than a standard home and uses 33% less water.
This is one of the largest succulent walls in southern California with 60 individual panels and just under 3,000 succulents. The massive vertical wall was installed at the True Food Kitchen in Newport Beach and designed by Joe Zazzera. Plant Solutions specified the wall, plant type, plumbing, irrigation, electricity, and drainage.