The (Green) Tiny House Movement

The tiny house movement experienced a surge of sorts when a recent video hit front page Yahoo! But the movement has been growing in popularity over time, especially during the rough and tumble of the last few years.  Tiny houses often include green elements or can be seen as inherently green because they’re small and require tiny amounts of water and energy.  PBS picked up on the topic and published this video embedded above.

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By |August 2nd, 2010|Categories: News, video|Tags: , |4 Comments
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July Green Coverage in Review

Below you'll find a gathering of links to our coverage from last month.  Also, by way of site news, we've started publishing a weekly email newsletter, which will be delivered every Saturday.  Until now, we've been using Feedburner, which is a Google-powered RSS-to-email daily email service, and it's still available.  You can subscribe to the weekly edition here.

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By |July 31st, 2010|Categories: Month in Review|0 Comments
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G-List Buildings, Sustainability Stars, Housing Magic, + Vintage Preservation

G-List: top green buildings. Survey names stars of sustainability. Green roofs may provide long-term savings. Magic boxes: all-in-one systems for efficient homes. Vintage buildings worth preserving.   What's wrong with green building. Modular […]

By |July 31st, 2010|Categories: Week in Review|0 Comments
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Custom Container Studio Pod in Austin

Alan Stulberg, a vintage motorcycle builder and mechanic, has been thinking about this project for nearly six years.  Deciding to take the plunge, he drew a rough sketch one day and five months later, here’s the Studio Pod.  Stulberg built the container studio in his backyard in Austin, Texas, and it’s now being used as a creative artist space.

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By |July 29th, 2010|Categories: Container Design, Modern architecture|Tags: , |3 Comments
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Sleek Blink Charging Stations for EVs

Earlier we took a look at GE Wattstation and the Coulomb CT500, but there’s another player, ECOtality, that’s looking to stake a claim in this area.  The company just unveiled their sexy new electric vehicle charging station, Blink, which will be available in two models, one a wall-mount for the home and the other a stand-alone unit for commercial use.

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By |July 28th, 2010|Categories: Gadgets|Tags: , |2 Comments
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Elegant, Recycled, Solid Surface: Glass2

This newly certified Cradle to Cradle product, Glass2, is an elegant material that can be used as a countertop, vanity, wall cladding, flooring, or almost anything else you can think of.  The product is made with 99% recycled glass and no resin and can be worked on by stone and glass fabricators.  Glass2 is sold through dealerships dotting the nation, available in thickness anywhere from 16 to 35 mm, and made in 12 colors ranging from Glacier White to Azurite. 

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By |July 28th, 2010|Categories: Materials, Recycled|13 Comments
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