Prefab Answers, Sustainability Battles, Efficiency Boosts, + Loveless Wood

By |October 23rd, 2010|Categories: Week in Review|0 Comments

Modern Hen Coop with a Green Roof

If you’re thinking about raising chickens, there are a few ways to go about it.  You could build a retro Modern Coop or Quonset Coop.  Or, you could build a boxy coop with a green roof, like this one pictured here and featured in Dwell.  It’s framed with two-by-fours, insulated, sheathed with oriented strand board, covered in reclaimed cedar, ventilated with two upper windows, and topped with native landscaping, according to Miyoko Ohtake.

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By |October 21st, 2010|Categories: Green Roof, Landscape, Modern design|Tags: , |2 Comments

BUILDER Reveals New Concept Home

By |October 21st, 2010|Categories: LEED, News|0 Comments

Glass Tile Roof Solar by SolTech Energy

Just when you thought you’ve seen it all, a new company comes along with a different approach.  SolTech Energy makes an innovative roof tile — similar but distinguishable from this thin-film solar tile offered by SRS Energy — that harvests solar energy with a traditional looking glass tile.  Currently offered in Spain and Sweden, the SolTech System can be installed to work in conjunction with most common heating solutions on the market.

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By |October 20th, 2010|Categories: Green Tech, Solar|Tags: , |13 Comments

Luxury LEED Townhouse in Manhattan

By |October 19th, 2010|Categories: LEED, Townhouse|0 Comments

A Solar Buyer’s Guide [Giveaway]

Leave a comment below through the end of Friday, October 22, 2010, to be considered for this random book giveaway.*

Recently, Chelsea Green Publishing sent us a copy of a new book, A Solar Buyer’s Guide for the Home and Office, by Stephen and Rebekah Hren, also the authors of the Carbon-Free Home.  Just like the first book, the authors chose a topic that they’re clearly expert to talk about.  Stephen is a builder and teacher with experience in passive and active solar heating technologies, while Rebekah is an NABCEP-certified photovoltaics installer, licensed electrical contractor, and ISPQ-certified solar instructor.

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By |October 19th, 2010|Categories: book, Giveaways, Solar|0 Comments
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