USGBC Pilots Wood Certification Options

Once again, there is discussion in the U.S. Green Building Council (“USGBC”) to allow other wood certifying organizations to have a place within the LEED guidelines for green construction. The new Pilot Credit 43 [PDF] for certified products would allow several wood certifications — e.g., Forest Stewardship Council, Sustainable Forestry Initiative, American Tree Farm — to contribute to a point under the trial credit.

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By |July 4th, 2011|Categories: LEED, Materials|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Have a Great Independence Day!

I hope you’re having a great Independence Day with friends and family.  Enjoy the food, fellowship, and conversation, but keep it safe and free of fire.  After the holiday, we have some great coverage lined […]

By |July 4th, 2011|Categories: Weblogs|0 Comments

Solar-Powered Shed for a Colorado Artist

Gail Siegel is a full-time jeweler specializing in precious metals.  She uses fire in her work and needed some extra space to do.  After weighing the various options — renting a space, buying a larger home, building a backyard shed — she decided to install a Studio Shed with solar power from Denver-based SolSource.

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By |July 4th, 2011|Categories: Prefab|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Changing Behavior, Bethesda Passive, McMansion 2.0, + Home Wind Turbines

Are McMansions coming back?
Bethesda gets area’s first Passive House.
Home wind turbine sales are growing strong.
Changing our behavior regarding electricity usage.
On site energy, suburbans can trump TOD.
Cultural shift if boomers stay in suburbia.
The green revolution is […]

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

Dwell Show Prefab to be Sold on eBay

This is the Modern Living Showhouse on display at Dwell on Design 2011.  The green prefab was designed by Jonathan Davis of pieceHomes, built by OneBuild Inc., and styled by Zem Joaquin and ecofabulous.  With 520 square feet, the dwelling is spacious enough to include a kitchen, living room, bedroom, and bathroom.  See the interior photos below with a description of green materials and technologies included in the showcase.

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By |July 1st, 2011|Categories: Modern architecture, Prefab|Tags: , , , |8 Comments

June Green Month in Review

This month, we started rolling out the new logo on Twitter and Facebook; expect to see the look applied to the site in the next couple weeks.  In terms of our new articles, the most shared one on Facebook was about the Sunset Idea House, while the most shared one on Twitter was about C3 Modular.  Below you’ll find an outline of June coverage.

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By |June 30th, 2011|Categories: Month in Review|2 Comments
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