$300 M Eco Neighborhood for Quebec

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With the success of Dockside Green on the other side of the country, according to Canwest News Service, Quebec now plans to increase its investment in sustainable development with a $300 million project of 800 environmentally-friendly housing units.  Dubbed Cité Verte, the neighborhood is planned for Quebec City in the Saint-Sacrement neighborhood at the corner of Chemin Sainte-Foy and Avenue Saint-Sacrement. 

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Picturesque Oceanside Prefab in Oregon

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I first noticed this genuine weeHouse on Mrs. French's site last month (see here, here, and here).  The Oceanside Prefab, as it's know, is on a picturesque spot on the Oregon coast and available for rent should you have any interest.  The home was assembled with two 14' x 50' modules by Stratford Homes and designed by none other than Alchemy Architects

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Greener Zoning Codes, Eco-Officers, Water Fighting, + Small Wind Plans

Week in Review

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Happy New Year, it's Twenty Ten!

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Wow, the end of one decade and the opening of another.  Everyone's reflective and thinking about the prospective, but on this day, have a happy new year.  Check out our reflections on 2009:

Top 10 Jetson Green Stories of 2009

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It's always hard to imagine what will become popular and what won't.  This year, the juggernaut by far was the Clayton Homes i-House.  In prior years, Digg and StumbleUpon determined the most popular articles.  In 2009, these sites didn't have much of an impact on what we're doing.  (Maybe we need more controversy, argumentation, or lists or something?)  Readers seem to be flocking to Facebook and Twitter … in any event, take a look on the most popular of last year. 

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35 Stunning Platinum Projects of 2009

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In the past year, we've discussed over 35 LEED Platinum projects, and they're all pretty incredible.  Some are renovations.  Others are new construction.  Some are big.  Others are small.  Some are officially certified.  Others are expecting certification.  The point is, we're at the point now where a LEED project is not worth mentioning — typically speaking — unless it's coming in at the highest level of USGBC certification.  Check out the best of the best (click the text links for more images and information).

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