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Green Prefab Home Planned for NYC


New World Home brings modular technology and sustainability to traditional home design, and, as far as traditional is concerned, these homes are quite nice.  So when you think about it, the collaboration between Country Living magazine and New World Home is perfect. 

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New Paradigm: Living Built Environment

Omega Center for Sustainable Living

Everything is changing over at the Cascadia Green Building Council.  Dropping the word “Region” from its name, the organization has new moniker to go with a new motto, “Envisioning the Living Future.”  But that’s not all.  The mission is new, too.  These changes seem designed to convey an upbeat focus not on individual buildings or projects but the whole built environment. 

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German Prefab Shipping to the States


German HUF Haus makes these beautiful, modern, post-and-beam homes through precision engineering and factory manufacturing.  The homes are expensive but a HUF house is energy efficient, spacious, and high tech.  HUF is a unique participant in the green prefab world with their signature floor-to-ceiling windows and clean lines.

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Putting the Location in LEED


Late last week, you may have heard, the USGBC, NRDC, and CNU officially launched LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND).  The pilot program opened in July 2007 with about 240 participating projects.  Now, with the launch, project teams around the world can register online and get going. 

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Design Blooms with these Five Products


In an effort to find truly sustainable and beautiful commercial interior design, the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and Interiors & Sources magazine partnered to create the Bloom Awards.  Now in its second year, the winners have just been released and will be recognized at NeoCon next month.  These five products, according to a press release, successfully marry innovation and sustainability in their category.  

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