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Lush Edible Living Wall in Los Angeles

Tournesol Siteworks makes a modular living wall system that was installed at Pizzeria Mozza on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles.  GreenScaped Buildings installed the green wall with 100% recycled polypropylene plastic modules, a Uni-Strut frame, and Netafim in-line drip irrigation.  The result is a lush and massive wall — now about 120 square feet on the east facing wall — that protrudes roughly 15 inches from the surface.  It grows lettuce, peppermint, celery, parsley, sage, and other edible plants. 

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By |August 2nd, 2010|Categories: Gadgets, Materials, Vegetation|1 Comment

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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