• Boleyn Solar Home exterior

Near NZE Morning Sun Home in Oregon

This is Morning Sun, a near net-zero energy home completed at the end of December 2009 for owners Doug and Emily Boleyn.  The high-performance abode — designed by Matthew Daby of m.o. daby design llc and built by Cellar Ridge Custom Homes — received LEED Platinum certification, Oregon High Performance Home certification, and an Energy Performance Score of 31, making it one of the most decorated green projects in Happy Valley.

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  • IndoTeak Design Reclaimed Teak Boatwood

FSC Reclaimed Teak by IndoTeak Design

California-based IndoTeak Design has what it calls “the greenest teak products on the market.”  Its FSC-certified, post-consumer, recycled teak products — flooring, paneling, siding, and decking — come from Indonesian structures up to 300 years old.  IndoTeak also offers a unique, patchwork-painted Balinese boat wood, reclaimed artisan teak cabinets, and other beautiful custom wood products.  IndoTeak provides competitive pricing and matches competitors, assuming the same quantity and quality.

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By |April 25th, 2011|Categories: Materials, Recycled|Tags: , , , |8 Comments
  • Six Tips Greener Home - Woman's Day

Earth Day Interview with Woman’s Day

Woman’s Day, an enormously popular magazine that helps its readers “live well every day,” just published an article with six tips for a greener home.  I talked with Olivia Putnal while she was researching […]

By |April 24th, 2011|Categories: Media|1 Comment
  • JDR Annual Industry Blogger Awards

Results: JDR Industry Blogger Awards

I want to take a moment to thank you for voting for this site in the recent JDR Annual Industry Blogger Awards.  I’m happy to report that Jetson Green was nominated and won […]

By |April 24th, 2011|Categories: Media, Weblogs|6 Comments
  • Week in Review

NZE Tract Homes, Solar Valuation, Vertical Landscape, + Efficiency Upgrade Loans

Solar panels increase home values.
Cities versus suburbs is the wrong debate.
Home energy upgrades get U.S.-backed loans.
Builders offer near net-zero energy tract homes.
Green product sales down with cost-cutting.
Million dollar house uses very little energy.
A green wall […]

By |April 23rd, 2011|Categories: Week in Review|1 Comment
  • India Tree Pipit in Kamchatka, Russia

Have a Great Earth Day 2011

I hope you’re enjoying Earth Day and taking it all in with an open mind. For many, it’s a time to get acquainted with the planet in a new way, and that’s a good […]

By |April 22nd, 2011|Categories: Weblogs|0 Comments
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