World’s First Certified Living Buildings

Earlier this year, we took a look at four projects racing to meet the requirements of the Living Building Challenge.  Now, the International Living Building Institute has completed third-party certification audits and announced the world’s first Living Buildings.  The Omega Center for Sustainable Living (NY) and Tyson Living Learning Center (MO) both earned full certification, while Eco-Sense (BC) earned Petal Recognition for meeting four of six petals.

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By |October 13th, 2010|Categories: Green Building, News|Tags: |2 Comments
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DIY Network Looking for New Projects

Just a heads up to homeowners, builders, and contractors. I received word from Atlas Media that they’re casting for a new show on the DIY Network called “Ultimate Home Builders.” Ultimate Home Builders will document the new home building process with a different home each episode and your project could be included in this new series.

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By |October 12th, 2010|Categories: News, TV|2 Comments

SolarFlora: Sleek Beautiful Green Power

By |October 12th, 2010|Categories: Green Tech, Solar|Tags: |0 Comments

18Broadway Exhibits New Green Tech

There’s a plot of land on 18th Street and Broadway Boulevard in Kansas City.  In time, the owner intends to use it for something commercial or residential, but, in the mean time, 360 Architecture helped transform the land with an interim solution.  18Broadway is now a demonstration of storm water management, urban agriculture, and energy independence on one city block.

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By |October 11th, 2010|Categories: Green Tech, Wind|Tags: , |2 Comments

Versatile Origin Prefab from Blu Homes

Shown is a new installation of three Origin series prefabs by Blu Homes.  Each with a mixture of standard and custom elements, these modules were installed behind a company co-founder’s existing home in Wayland, Massachusetts.  The prefab cluster is used as a photo studio, art studio, and media room and was built with radiant floor heating, cedar sunshades, a roof deck, galvalume siding, heat recovery ventilation, and bamboo flooring.

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By |October 11th, 2010|Categories: Prefab, Single Family|Tags: , |3 Comments

Wind Turbine Grove, Smallville Dream, Passive Aggressive, + Reuse Scraps

By |October 9th, 2010|Categories: Week in Review|0 Comments
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