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Flynn’s Container House in TRON: Legacy

Readers noticed the omission of one particular project in our year-end compilation of 15 shipping container projects from 2010.  If you’ve seen TRON: Legacy, you know Sam Flynn (played by Garrett Hedlund) has a cool shipping container house in the movie.  After some investigation, it turns out that a temporary container structure was built as a set on the shore of South Vancouver and later torn down.

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By |January 5th, 2011|Categories: Container Design, Modern architecture|13 Comments
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How to Clean Up a Broken CFL Bulb

A few days after Christmas, the EPA issued updated guidance on how to clean up a broken compact fluorescent lamp (“CFL”) bulb.  CFLs are made with a small amount of mercury that can be released as vapor when broken.  That vapor is a health risk, although the EPA still encourages the use of CFLs to save energy and reduce GHG emissions.  Here’s an outline of the EPA’s CFL cleanup guidance:
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By |January 4th, 2011|Categories: Air Quality, News|Tags: |4 Comments
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Top Green Building Trends for 2011

As with last year, green building consultant Jerry Yudelson published a top-ten list of green building trends for the next year.  Yudelson explains that green building is growing in popularity across the globe — that “more people are going green each year, and there’s nothing on the horizon that will stop this trend.”  I’ve hand-picked some of Yudelson’s trends that will apply in the residential sector below:
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By |January 3rd, 2011|Categories: Lists, News|7 Comments
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Six Green Building Trends to Watch

An excellent report by New York-based JWT Intelligence — 100 Things to Watch in 2011 — is bouncing around the internet right now.  The authors seem to have a pulse on key aspects of the internet, including mobile, advertising, media, and technology trends.  But I noticed at least six things to watch that relate directly to building greener homes.  Here’s what JWT says to watch in 2010:

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By |January 2nd, 2011|Categories: Lists, News|6 Comments
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Happy New Year, It’s 2011!

Glad to be here opening up the new year with you.  Last year was exciting, but next year is going to be incredible.  We’re starting 2011 with a newly revamped website, a new focus, and […]

By |January 1st, 2011|Categories: Weblogs|Tags: |0 Comments
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Top 15 Jetson Green Articles of 2010

I’m always surprised by what goes popular, but I can’t necessarily blame readers for liking what they like.  I like these articles, too.  It’s fun to see them shared on Facebook and retweeted through Twitter, giving us an opportunity to refine the material that gets published.  Below you’ll find the top 10 articles as determined by site analytics and five additional favorites.  Enjoy and happy new year!

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By |December 31st, 2010|Categories: Lists|1 Comment
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