You don't have to read Nieman Journalism Lab to know the publishing world is in shambles. Particularly in the shelter magazine category, where available titles shrink from one month to the next, there hasn't been much going on. But in the past few months, I've noticed some new activity — perhaps this is an inflection point. In any event, if you're looking for fresh green design inspiration, here are three new titles to keep in mind.
A guest post by Anne Maertens from EnergySavvy.com.
Have you started closing your windows at night? That’s a good sign that it’s time to start getting your home ready for fall. An important part of your fall preparations should be weatherizing your home so you can enjoy a comfortable abode without having to sign over your paychecks to your natural gas, propane or oil providers.
This month, Modular builder Keiser Homes and architecture firm Kaplan Thompson Architects launched the net zero energy series of modular homes called the "Modular Zero Collection." These homes have been designed to use the smallest amount of energy possible and, if purchasers opt for solar hot water and solar photovoltaics, can produce as much energy as is consumed on an annual basis.
- Dwell on green design.
- Houses that solve global warming.
- Green buildings may boost occupant health.
- Reasons why we don't have car-free hoods yet.
- Some builders warming to green standards.
- Building green begins with a light bulb.
- How green is your hotel?
- 3-D printing.
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The USGBC recently held a competition for the design of an affordable, single-family house with between 720 and 880 square feet that meets the requirements of LEED Platinum certification. Local chapters chose 49 designs and a national jury picked two professional finalists and two student finalists. These four designs will be built in the Broadmoor neighborhood of New Orleans by enviRenew.