Happy Holidays and All the Best!

Happy holidays and all the best from Jetson Green! Stay healthy, keep warm, and enjoy friends and family. We’re going to publish some year-end coverage over the next week that will be great. And […]

By |December 24th, 2010|Categories: Weblogs|6 Comments

Small, Green, Affordable: Shelter Series

After several years of concept and development, architect Ed Binkley came up with “the shelter series” — small, green, affordable abodes — to be used as relief housing, guest housing, small scale developments, or pretty much anything else.  These homes range in size from 300-1,400 square feet and can be built without breaking the bank.

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By |December 23rd, 2010|Categories: Prefab|Tags: , |7 Comments

Introducing a New Look Jetson Green!

I’ve been working with a fantastic web designer, Dave Onkels of Dotvita, to migrate this massive four-year blog from Typepad to Wordpress. After Typepad’s parent company was bought by VideoEgg, I decided it was finally time to make the move. So here’s what you’ll find as you start using the new and improved Jetson Green.
By |December 23rd, 2010|Categories: Weblogs|14 Comments

60 Homes Get Velux Solar Water Heating

On average, water heating is the second largest energy expenditure behind heating and cooling, according to information on the Energy Star website.  Folks spend anywhere from $400-$600 per year on water heating, so it’s a good area to scrutinize when trying to save energy at home.  In South Carolina, thanks to a grant from the state energy office, 60 homes received a shiny, new Velux solar water heating system to showcase the benefits of this technology.

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By |December 22nd, 2010|Categories: Gadgets, Solar|Tags: |1 Comment

Reclaimed Tiny House Built by Students

Tiny houses are popping up all over the country.  Students at Green Mountain College built one with reclaimed materials last semester.  They spent $1,927 on materials, acquiring insulation at half price and lumber and windows from the local salvage store.  The 8-foot by 12-foot house still needs a solar-powered electrical system, which will be installed early next year.

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By |December 21st, 2010|Categories: Green Building|Tags: , |2 Comments

Egle LED Table Lamp from Artemide

Artemide recently introduced a refined-looking, energy-efficient table lamp called Egle, which has adjustable direct LED lighting and is available in polished white, black, or chrome finishes. Notice the concave base, a feature included in the lamp by designer Michel Boucquillon for two reasons. It can hold tiny objects and spreads light when the lamp is adjusted downward.

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By |December 21st, 2010|Categories: Gadgets, Modern design|Tags: , |2 Comments
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