• SmartHome Cleveland

Ultra-Efficient SmartHome for Cleveland

Folks in Cleveland aren’t going to watch the economy leave with Mr. James.  They’re working on a future-forward demonstration built to what’s heralded as the world’s most rigorous energy standard for homes.  The Passive House, referred to as SmartHome Cleveland, was designed by Chuck Miller of Doty & Miller Architects and will be built on the grounds of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

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By |January 26th, 2011|Categories: Passive House|Tags: , , |11 Comments
  • President Obama SOTU 2011

Obama: 80% Clean Electricity by 2035

Tonight President Barack Obama delivered the State of the Union Address with a message of innovation, education, and reformation.  The President discussed clean energy, oil subsidies, high-speed rail, and a number of other things that will directly impact how we living in the future.  Here are some soundbites from those remarks.
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By |January 25th, 2011|Categories: Government, News|4 Comments
  • Sushi Box Exterior

Container-Based SushiBOX in Austin

Following on the heels of the successful launch of La Boite, Mark Meyer and Austin-based designSTUDIO designed and built another container-based eatery.  SushiBOX just opened at 2nd and Congress in downtown Austin, so you’ll want to drop by if in the area.  The re-purposed container features bio-based spray foam insulation, rainwater HOGs, and some nifty waterjet-cut details.  Executive Chef Ben Crockett leads the sushi-making experience and there’s already one positive review on Yelp.

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By |January 25th, 2011|Categories: Container Design, Retail|Tags: |2 Comments
  • Original Breezeway House

Blu Perfects Iconic Breezehouse Prefab

Blu Homes is on a tear lining up projects and relaunching iconic homes such as the Glidehouse.  This month, the Massachusetts-based start-up is “Perfecting an Icon” in the form of unveiling the new and improved Breezehouse.  In fact, just barely into the relaunch, Blu already sold two of these homes and is working on a few more in the pipeline, according to Maura McCarthy, co-founder and VP of sales and marketing.

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By |January 24th, 2011|Categories: Prefab|Tags: , , |3 Comments
  • Vibro Wind Panel Cornell

Bladeless Vibro-Wind Panels of the Future

There’s a lot of innovation in the wind technology sector and this bladeless concept could be a game changer in the next few years.  In fact, “Turbine-free wind power” was placed on the NY Times Magazine’s annual Year in Ideas list with this video explaining the idea.

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By |January 23rd, 2011|Categories: video, Wind|Tags: , |7 Comments
  • Week in Review

Location Matters, Global Eco-Cities, Better LEDs, + Leaky Ductwork

The world of tiny living.
How do you seal leaky ductwork?
The balance for affordability and sustainability.
LEED Platinum-seeking home sold for $11.5 m.
The rise and fall of global eco-cities.
Location matters in building green.
Innovation for better white LEDs.

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By |January 22nd, 2011|Categories: Week in Review|1 Comment
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