24 Square-Foot Home Goes Mainstream

Gypsy Junker, a 24 square-foot shack built by Derek Diedricksen, recently hit the New York Times and the article is blowing up right now.  The Gray Lady published some excellent photos, which you can see in the Home & Garden section.

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By |February 25th, 2011|Categories: video|Tags: |4 Comments
  • Home Trends - Home Updates

Green Home DIY Trends for 2011

If you’re interested in sustainability and innovation, you probably follow trends and keep up with what folks are saying.  You might have some interest in this new infographic from eLocal discussing home improvement trends.  ELocal created the graphic with information obtained from its community of professionals.  Here’s what they said:
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By |February 24th, 2011|Categories: List, Renovation|Tags: |2 Comments
  • DOE Solar Decathlon West Potomac Park Map

Decathlon Shuffled to West Potomac Park

Earlier this month, we reported a rumor that Solar Decathlon 2011 was heading to the National Harbor in Maryland.  But, it turns out, as announced today by the Department of Energy and Department of Interior, the big event will be shuffled to West Potomac Park.

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By |February 23rd, 2011|Categories: Events, News|Tags: |6 Comments
  • RainPerfect Rain Barrel

Recycle Your Rain with RainPerfect

If you’re thinking about collecting rain at home, there’s a chance this product — the RainPerfect solar-powered pump system — could come in handy.  Once you have rainwater in the barrel, you’ll want to get it out and that can be done with the help of solar energy, a pump, and a garden hose.

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By |February 23rd, 2011|Categories: Gadgets, Water Efficiency|Tags: , , |9 Comments
  • SOL Austin 1331 SF

Five Star Modern Home at Sol Austin

Sol – solutions oriented living – is an impressive community of 40 modern homes three miles east of downtown Austin.  The homes are net-zero energy capable, all-electric, and built to a 4 or 5 Star rating under the Austin Energy Green Building Program.  This home earned a 5 Star rating and features an open, contemporary interior.

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By |February 22nd, 2011|Categories: Modern architecture, Single Family|Tags: , , |8 Comments
  • Home Depot Green Guide 2011

How to Save Money, Energy, and Water

For the holiday, I mozied down to Home Depot to get some replacement lights and to generally just walk around.  I noticed more green products on the shelves and was surprised to see this WaterSense Glacier Bay toilet with Niagara’s Flapperless flush system selling for $88.  On the way out, I was given a copy of The Green Guide with these 10 suggestions for saving money, energy, and water.
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By |February 22nd, 2011|Categories: Energy Efficiency, Water Efficiency|Tags: , |1 Comment
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