HGTV Green Home Earns LEED Platinum

This year’s HGTV Green Home is in the popular Stapleton infill development of Denver, Colorado.  The New Urbanist community features nothing but Energy Star homes that are about 30% more energy efficient than standard homes and 20% more water efficient than typical Denver households.  But the HGTV Green Home 2011 steps things up a notch with a LEED Platinum certified project — it’s one of about 40 in the state.

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By |April 5th, 2011|Categories: LEED, Single Family|Tags: , , , , |9 Comments

Five Green Design Blogs to Bookmark

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Ecosistema Urbano, an agency that runs a website on the topic of “creative urban sustainability,” recently listed the top environmentally-responsible design blogs with this site included. EU also published the Prezi above saying Jetson Green is a “blogger and tweeter extraordinaire … [that] brings followers the latest strategies for building sustainable homes with natural materials and green technologies.” Here are the other four:

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By |April 4th, 2011|Categories: Lists, Media|8 Comments

Urbio Vertical Garden for Urban Dwellers

Urbio is a fascinating vertical garden system that’s minimalist, expandable, and affordable.  It was designed by Volare Studio and Enlisted Design, who posted the system on Kickstarter to raise funds to bring the product to market.  Urbio includes wall plates, wall mount pucks, and various pot sizes.  It’s the perfect kind of system to liven up a wall while growing herbs, succulents, and other small plants.

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By |April 3rd, 2011|Categories: Nature, Vegetation|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Passive Metrics, Happy Neighborhoods, Green Deconstruction, + Gadget Energy

A Passive House metric .
The future with wooden skyscrapers.
Manufactured housing is a dying industry.
Electronic gadgets using more energy at home.
How to design a neighborhood for happiness.
The benefits of sustainable deconstruction.
Next generation prefab steel homes.
On tankless […]

By |April 2nd, 2011|Categories: Week in Review|0 Comments

Steel Outdoor Fireplace by Modfire

It’s Spring and high time to get outside.  One way to do that is with an outdoor fire feature to warm friends and family as the sun goes down.  Phoenix-based metal artist Brandon Williams designed Modfire, a sleek, 14-gauge steel fireplace, after seeing a need in the market for a cool, modern outdoor options.  His modern 48″ x 22″ feature is available in natural, red, blue, and orange with pricing from $950.  In addition, Modfire can be outfitted to run on natural gas or propane, if desired.

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By |April 1st, 2011|Categories: Furniture, Modern design|8 Comments
  • Jetson Green Recap of March

March Green Month in Review

This month we were nominated for a JDR 2011 Industry Blogger Award — if you haven’t already, you can vote for Jetson Green through April 15 — and we’re working on some enhancements behind the scenes.  The most popular article on Facebook last month was about a zero-waste home, while the most shared article on Twitter was about the Hudson Passive Project.  Below you’ll find a topical gathering of coverage from March.

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By |March 31st, 2011|Categories: Month in Review|0 Comments
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