The portable classroom is just about as ubiquitous as the mobile home, so our ears perked when Toby Long, principal of Clever Homes and Toby Long Design, mentioned these first-generation, prefab, green portable classrooms. Working with the Chartwell School in Seaside, California — itself the first LEED Platinum campus in the country — Toby Long Design designed, fabricated, and installed two relocatable classroom structures on the Chartwell campus. Almost incredibly, the on-site work only took about four weeks.
The other day, Ready Solar announced the availability of this ground mount accessory for its modular Solar in a Box photovoltaic system. The ground mount is just one more accessory that fits well with Ready Solar's line of dead simple solar products. It bolts onto the integrated solar system and the tilt angle is established based on the distance between the front and back legs.
- The sincerest form of flattery.
- Going green? Windows matter.
- How much water do you actually use?
- Developers head a green, affordable direction.
- A turning point for green-energy stimulus projects.
- Groups spar over wood and paper certifications.
- Architects get a slice of the stimulus pie.
- 57 million chances to get housing right.
- Making buildings good.
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The beta experiment with our green job board is going pretty good so far. With all the talk about green collar jobs, we thought we could at least help out a little bit, so if you're looking or thinking about looking for a job, make sure to check out these green positions. And if you have a green position, we provide free listings.
- Manager of Sustainable Construction, PCL Construction, Denver, CO
- Crew Chief, EcoFab, LLC, Seattle WA
- Green Building Blog Writer, Jetson Green, N. California Preferred
- Regional Sustainability Campaign Director, Sierra Nevada Alliance, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Also, follow @greenerjobs on Twitter for more green job listings.
I may be going out on a limb, but of all the real property types – whether multifamily, commercial, retail, etc – hotels probably have the most consistent focus on green operations. They’re always trying to find ways to save energy or water, and they know their footprint. When you add LEED certification, which in this case means (anticipated) LEED Gold certification for the new Hotel Indigo in Athens, there’s an interesting combination of the already existing concern for operations and the LEED emphasis on design and construction.
A little over a year ago, we took a look at the green roof planned for Olive 8. It's massive — one of the largest in the city of Seattle. Now, the hotel/condo tower in downtown Seattle has been open for several months and officially received LEED Silver certification. It's one of only twenty other green hotels in the country to receive certification from the USGBC.