Colorful Mixed-Use Eco Lofts in Austin

This is East Village Lofts in the Revitalization District of East 11th Street in Austin, Texas.  The structure, designed by Bercy Chen Studio, makes a bold statement about the intersection of art and sustainability with a multifaceted facade of colorful steel panels.   The panels, as you would imagine, double as a shade device and guardrails for condo balconies.

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By |September 8th, 2010|Categories: Condo, Modern architecture, Retail|Tags: , |3 Comments

GE Nucleus: Home Energy Manager

Earlier this summer, GE launched the first product in its Brillion suite of home energy management solutions, the Nucleus.  This is a data storage device that collects household electricity cost and use data and gives it to homeowners via computer and smart phones.  Nucleus is expected to be available for consumer purchase in early 2011 for the price of $149-199. 

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By |September 7th, 2010|Categories: Energy Efficiency, Gadgets|4 Comments

SSIPs SunShower House in New Orleans

This award-winning design will be constructed in downtown New Orleans with steel structural insulated panels, high performance windows, and rooftop solar panels.  It was designed by Judith Kinnard, professor of architecture at Tulane University, and Tiffany Lin, assistant professor of architecture, who took first place in a competition involving steel SIPs from OceanSafe.

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By |September 6th, 2010|Categories: Modern architecture, Single Family|Tags: , , |2 Comments

Eco Modern Outdoor Furniture on Sale

It's that time of year when exterior furniture is discounted and available for a song.  Loll Designs, maker of beautiful, recycled, modern outdoor furniture, is offering free shipping on all products, 15% off of black furniture, and 10% off of all color furniture.  Loll furniture is made with 100% recycled HDPE and shipped in recycled and recyclable packaging.  Check out some of these deals:

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By |September 6th, 2010|Categories: Furniture, Modern design, Recycled|Tags: , , |5 Comments

Register for West Coast Green 2010!

For the fourth year, Jetson Green has teamed up with West Coast Green as a media partner.  We're excited to invite you to West Coast Green 2010 – the world’s leading event on green innovation for the built environment.  As a friend of Jetson Green, you are invited to attend this conference with a special access pass here or click the image above.

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By |September 6th, 2010|Categories: News|Tags: |1 Comment

Electrical Leaks, Greenest Buildings, Going Mainstream, + Using More SIPs

The $300 house. Green building goes mainstream. Why don't more builders use SIPs. Family apartments could help smart growth. Objectively looking for the greenest buildings. Devices that help plug electrical leaks. Creating […]

By |September 4th, 2010|Categories: Week in Review|0 Comments
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