• Wood Botanist Bench

Botanist Unveils New All Wood Bench

This is the new Natural Series bench from the popular eco-friendly furniture line called Botantist.  Designed by Dario Antonioni, the all-wood bench – similar in appearance to the skinny aluminum version – is available in natural walnut or rift oak finishes composed of layered wood and real wood veneer.  Antonioni says the wood is sustainably harvested and the bench is made to order in the USA.  Measuring 60″x18″x18″ and weighing 55 pounds, Botanist Natural Series retails for $799.

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By |January 11th, 2011|Categories: Furniture, Modern design|Tags: |0 Comments
  • Exterior

Green Concept Home Built in Bellevue

A little over a year ago, I wrote about this Green Concept Home in Bellevue, Washington.  The modern residence was finished under budget and according to schedule, and the owners are now working on obtaining LEED for Homes and Built Green certification.  Modus V Studio Architects designed and built Green Concept Home with a number of noteworthy green elements.

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By |January 11th, 2011|Categories: Modern architecture, Single Family|3 Comments
  • dMASS More with Less

dMASS: Doing More with Less

A new Connecticut-based firm just published this video in an effort to kickstart something called dMASS.  The video short, “Design Matters: Doing More with Less,” is a part of the larger dMASS project aiming to start a revolution in thinking that will lead to radical gains in resource performance.

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By |January 10th, 2011|Categories: Green Building, video|0 Comments

Peasant Living, True Sustainability, Standard Bashing, + The DC Switch

Five myths about green building.
How to live comfortably off the grid.
Living like peasants to be truly sustainable.
Gold standard for green buildings under fire.
Seven simple ways to green your home.
A case for the return to DC […]

By |January 9th, 2011|Categories: Week in Review|0 Comments
  • GE Energy Display

GE’s Connected Home of the Future

GE unveiled a panoply of home technology at CES this week.  The company’s taking an aggressive approach with smart green products and may just capture the heart of Americans everywhere.  If GE’s vision comes true, here’s some of what will connect the home of the future:
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By |January 8th, 2011|Categories: Energy Efficiency, Gadgets|Tags: |4 Comments
  • Skystream 600 Southwest Windpower

New Small Wind Turbine Unveiled at CES

Southwest Windpower, maker of the Skystream 3.7, unveiled a new version of the popular turbine at CES 2011 called Skystream 600.  The turbine features an improved design with larger blades, enhanced software, and an improved integrated inverter.  And, according to a press release, Skystream 600 will be the “first fully smart grid-enabled wind turbine” on the market when available in April 2011.

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By |January 7th, 2011|Categories: Wind|Tags: , , |10 Comments
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