Racing Against Time: A Bright Future

This article is a contribution to Honda’s “Racing Against Time” thought leadership series.*

Recently, I was approached by Honda to tackle the topic of “peak oil” in relation to the normal conversation on Jetson Green.  This site is devoted to green building innovation, and you may be thinking the subject of peak oil — specifically, the idea that oil is a finite resource — is a little tangential.

But it’s not.  In fact, oil is used to make all sorts of products and to power residential and commercial buildings.  Honda’s invitation has given me an opportunity to brainstorm on the subject and, after some contemplation, I believe there are six ways the building, design, and construction industry can eliminate the use of oil entirely.


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Ecooler Hollow Ceramic Cooling Screen

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A Roof Tile That Eliminates NOx Smog

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First Platinum Multifamily Homes in SFC

Belles Townhomes, a new residential project in the Presidio, recently took home LEED Platinum certification, according to a press release by LivingHomes.  Designed by KieranTimberlake, the seven-unit multifamily community will open for leasing later this year.  Belles Townhomes overlooks shared green space and was developed by Forest City in partnership with The Presidio Trust.


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Herman Miller Unveils New Sayl Chairs

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Inspired by Nature: Topanga Collection

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