Top Green Building Trends for 2011

As with last year, green building consultant Jerry Yudelson published a top-ten list of green building trends for the next year.  Yudelson explains that green building is growing in popularity across the globe — that “more people are going green each year, and there’s nothing on the horizon that will stop this trend.”  I’ve hand-picked some of Yudelson’s trends that will apply in the residential sector below:
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By |January 3rd, 2011|Categories: Lists, News|7 Comments

Six Green Building Trends to Watch

An excellent report by New York-based JWT Intelligence — 100 Things to Watch in 2011 — is bouncing around the internet right now.  The authors seem to have a pulse on key aspects of the internet, including mobile, advertising, media, and technology trends.  But I noticed at least six things to watch that relate directly to building greener homes.  Here’s what JWT says to watch in 2010:

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By |January 2nd, 2011|Categories: Lists, News|6 Comments

Happy New Year, It’s 2011!

Glad to be here opening up the new year with you.  Last year was exciting, but next year is going to be incredible.  We’re starting 2011 with a newly revamped website, a new focus, and […]

By |January 1st, 2011|Categories: Weblogs|Tags: |0 Comments

Top 15 Jetson Green Articles of 2010

I’m always surprised by what goes popular, but I can’t necessarily blame readers for liking what they like.  I like these articles, too.  It’s fun to see them shared on Facebook and retweeted through Twitter, giving us an opportunity to refine the material that gets published.  Below you’ll find the top 10 articles as determined by site analytics and five additional favorites.  Enjoy and happy new year!

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By |December 31st, 2010|Categories: Lists|1 Comment

20 Fabulous Green Prefabs of 2010

The world of prefab — off-site fabricated homes shipped as panels, modules, kits — is doing well these days.  Some companies are shipping more homes every month.  Indeed, prefabrication offers several potential benefits that the housing industry cannot ignore: accelerated construction, controlled construction, construction without the elements, and minimal waste.  It all depends on the designer and manufacturer, but these homes can be ultra green, too.  Take these 20 green prefabs that we mentioned this year:

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By |December 30th, 2010|Categories: Lists, Prefab|8 Comments

LEED Platinum Gut Rehab in Chicago

This is the Helenowski Residence, a gut-rehab in Chicago that achieved the highest LEED for Homes point total ever with 119 points, according to LEED for Homes provider Alliance for Environmental Sustainability.  The 3,300 square-foot renovation achieved an impressive HERS rating of 13 and is net-zero energy with the help of rooftop solar power and a vertical axis wind turbine.

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By |December 29th, 2010|Categories: LEED, Renovation, Single Family|Tags: , , , , |20 Comments
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