Venture Lighting, HERS Calculations, Ecological Inspiration, + Tiny for Two

Ecologically inspired.
Green-ness of product in eye of beholder.
115-square foot tiny house is perfect for two.
Silicon Valley targets the $100B lighting industry.
How is a home’s HERS Index calculated?
Is burning wood for heat really green?
The new water […]

By |June 11th, 2011|Categories: Week in Review|0 Comments

Certified Homes Yield a Price Premium

In 2007, the Portland Regional Multiple Listing Service (“RMLS”) began tracking sales of homes with a green certification such as Energy Star, LEED for Homes, or Earth Advantage New Homes. The Earth Advantage Institute, an Oregon-based non-profit doing work in the green building sector, annually reviews this information in order to glean home valuation trends.

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By |June 10th, 2011|Categories: LEED, News|Tags: , |4 Comments

Eames Lounge More Attainable This Week

While running this site, we get access to deals every now and then.  I figure some of you may want to know about these, so we’ll try to share the related ones and links with “[$]” will indicate that purchases may benefit Jetson Green.

For example, All Modern is selling Herman Miller pieces for 15% off with free shipping [$] through June 13.  This includes the iconic Eames Lounge and Ottoman (pictured), which I’d love to purchase in duplicate someday to pass on to my sons.

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By |June 10th, 2011|Categories: Furniture, Modern design|0 Comments

EcoFactor Cuts Home Energy Use by 17%

EcoFactor is a company that you may begin to hear about in your neck of the woods.  Today, they announced the results of several pilots and deployments of a personalized, SaaS-based solution for managing residential energy use.  The results: households using EcoFactor saved an average of about 17% per month on energy and up to $56 per month in energy costs.

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By |June 9th, 2011|Categories: Energy Efficiency, News|2 Comments

The Boneyard House with Salvaged Parts

This is The Boneyard House, a beautiful home in Washington, by architect and builder Dirk Nelson and Free Range Building Company.  It’s luxurious and a patchwork of salvaged materials – railroad bridge trestles, crane rails, old mill wooden beams, reclaimed steel light posts, and reused barn and homestead timbers.

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By |June 8th, 2011|Categories: Conservation, Single Family|Tags: , , , |13 Comments

Blue Crest Modern Prefab in Austin

Blue Crest, a modern factory-built abode by Texas-based Ma Modular, is complete and the owners have moved in.  The 1,900 square-foot home was finished in Austin with two modules and includes three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, a screened porch, garage, and a large deck (pictured).

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By |June 8th, 2011|Categories: Modern architecture, Prefab|Tags: , , |2 Comments
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