• Week in Review

Efficiency Dilemma, Chemical Water, Air Sealing, + Tiny Home Subdivisions

The efficiency dilemma.
Oregon to get a subdivision of tiny houses?
Minimalist homes: antidote to housing market.
Using a blower door to help with air sealing.
Chemicals found in several cities’ drinking water.
European green homes take root in Brooklyn.
Saving […]

By |December 25th, 2010|Categories: Week in Review|0 Comments
  • Kindle 3 by Kodomut

Five Green Books for Your New Kindle

Amazon is expected to sell more than 8 million Kindles this year, according to Bloomberg.  That’s a lot of people and millions more will use Kindle apps for the iPad, iPhone, Blackberry, etc.  As a Kindle 3 owner and avid reader myself, it’s nice to have a good book lined up ready to go.  So for all you new Kindle owners and app readers, here are five green books to pick up for your new gadget:

By |December 25th, 2010|Categories: book, Lists|0 Comments
  • Red Northern Cardinal on a Leafless Birch

Happy Holidays and All the Best!

Happy holidays and all the best from Jetson Green! Stay healthy, keep warm, and enjoy friends and family. We’re going to publish some year-end coverage over the next week that will be great. And […]

By |December 24th, 2010|Categories: Weblogs|6 Comments
  • The Shelter Series Corrugated

Small, Green, Affordable: Shelter Series

After several years of concept and development, architect Ed Binkley came up with “the shelter series” — small, green, affordable abodes — to be used as relief housing, guest housing, small scale developments, or pretty much anything else.  These homes range in size from 300-1,400 square feet and can be built without breaking the bank.


By |December 23rd, 2010|Categories: Prefab|Tags: , |7 Comments
  • sustainable homes, natural materials, green technology

Introducing a New Look Jetson Green!

I’ve been working with a fantastic web designer, Dave Onkels of Dotvita, to migrate this massive four-year blog from Typepad to Wordpress. After Typepad’s parent company was bought by VideoEgg, I decided it was finally time to make the move. So here’s what you’ll find as you start using the new and improved Jetson Green.
By |December 23rd, 2010|Categories: Weblogs|14 Comments
  • Velux Solar Hot Water Collector South Carolina

60 Homes Get Velux Solar Water Heating

On average, water heating is the second largest energy expenditure behind heating and cooling, according to information on the Energy Star website.  Folks spend anywhere from $400-$600 per year on water heating, so it’s a good area to scrutinize when trying to save energy at home.  In South Carolina, thanks to a grant from the state energy office, 60 homes received a shiny, new Velux solar water heating system to showcase the benefits of this technology.


By |December 22nd, 2010|Categories: Gadgets, Solar|Tags: |1 Comment

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