Modern FSC Pieces by JH2 OneTreeHome

There’s a beautiful collection of sustainable furniture called JH2 OneTreeHome that launched at ICFF earlier this year. Founded by John Houshmand and Jack Donenfeld, New York-based JH2 OneTreeHome offers beds, benches, coffee tables, side tables, consoles, dining tables, and desks — all made with a blend of glass, steel, and wood, FSC-certified Nanciton and Cedro Macho, from Nicaragua.  In fact, some of this wood comes from trees felled during Hurricane Felix in 2007. Prices vary by item.

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By |July 11th, 2011|Categories: Furniture, Modern design|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Near NZE Malone Project in Portland

This is an eco-friendly home in the Portland area that’s owned by Mike and Virginia Malone.  Their 3,336-square-foot project was designed by DeBar Architecture and built by Cellar Ridge Custom Homes for an undisclosed amount with green elements such as rooftop solar, sustainably harvested wood, LED lighting, and a massive water catchment system.  Check out the unique interior below.

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By |July 11th, 2011|Categories: Single Family|Tags: , , |8 Comments

Fact-Check Green, Greatest Lighting, Defending Standards, + Home Noise Tech

New grads prefer green jobs.
The world’s greatest light bulb (our article)
Energy Secretary defends light bulb efficiency standards.
Despite big failures, home energy management sees progress.
New home technology for loud people and loud homes.
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By |July 9th, 2011|Categories: Week in Review|0 Comments

Toyota Salutes Do-Gooders This Summer

*This is a sponsored post for Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program.

Recently, this site was invited to participate in spreading the word about a Toyota campaign called “100 Cars for Good.”  After reviewing the program and the people involved, we thought it would be something worth sharing because it has the potential to benefit certain non-profits that align with our mission to enhance homes with ecological innovation.

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By |July 8th, 2011|Categories: Events|Tags: , |1 Comment

Modern Infill Project is Healthy, Efficient

This is a project called Sustainable Stuart – the name comes from its location on Stuart Street – by Imagine Infill in Denver, Colorado.  It features two, attached, single-family homes, and we have pictures of one of the homes, 3288 Stuart.  3288 Stuart received LEED Gold, EPA Indoor AirPlus, and Energy Star certifications.

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By |July 8th, 2011|Categories: LEED, Single Family|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Inhabit Offers New Eco-Friendly Wall Flats

Inhabit makes a line of 3D wall flats from bagasse, a fiber that’s left over after juice is removed from sugarcane.  The wall flats are popular and the styles are contemporary.  There’s also a few more designs that were added to the line in June, including Luna, Hive, and Drift flats shown in this article.  Inhabit says the flats are non-toxic and biodegradable.  A box of wall flats [$] costs $86 and includes 10 tiles covering up to 22.5 square feet.

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By |July 8th, 2011|Categories: Materials, Modern design|2 Comments
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