• Hillside House Marin Platinum Grassy

19 Stunning Platinum Projects of 2010

In the past year, we’ve discussed several certified green projects but here’s the creme of the crop, 19 LEED Platinum ones.  These projects, mostly homes, all vary — new, old, big, small, modern, traditional, single family, multifamily, certified, pending.  Long story short, LEED Platinum, although difficult to attain, is where it’s at.  If you’re going to pay for certification, why go for anything less than the best?!

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By |December 29th, 2010|Categories: LEED, Lists|Tags: , , |4 Comments
  • 18Broadway Honeywell Wind Turbine

16 Green Building Innovations of 2010

Technology and design are inextricably intertwined in the world of green building.  During the last year, we’ve seen some fascinating technologies and clever designs that have the potential to reduce the environmental impact of the built environment in a new way.  I hope you enjoy this review of innovation culled from our archives of the last year.

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By |December 28th, 2010|Categories: Lists, Technology|10 Comments
  • Loop House Plan by FreeGreen

FreeGreen Unveils Cool Loop House Plan

FreeGreen, a provider of free and premium green house plans, recently unveiled a new premium plan called Loop House.  The modern design features a two-story rectangle covered in fiber cement panels with a loop of cedar that creates a covered porch space.  It’s easy to envision using this space in several ways — watching movies, gathering around a fire pit, and relaxing with friends.

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By |December 27th, 2010|Categories: Modern architecture, Single Family|Tags: , |1 Comment
  • Screenshot of Charles & Hudson Interview

Interview with Charles & Hudson

Charles & Hudson, an excellent DIY resource with sites on such things as tools, home security, and green building, noticed our new look and was kind enough to publish a short interview.  Visit Charles & […]

By |December 27th, 2010|Categories: Media|0 Comments
  • Colorful containers transformed to student housing

15 Shipping Container Projects of 2010

I thought there would be a slowing of container projects, but I’ve been wrong.  They’re popular and some are well done.  That said, as mentioned last year, containers are difficult to work with — here’s a list of considerations — and some folks don’t like how they look like.  Perhaps some of these will change the general perception of that, though.

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By |December 26th, 2010|Categories: Container Design, Lists|10 Comments
  • 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
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