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New Portable Solar Powered Carports

Seems like a rare situation when a person will need both a carport and solar panels on top of the carport — as opposed to on the house or somewhere else.  But assuming the stars align and you're in the market, Phat Energy wants to be there to help you out.  The company just unveiled their prototype PHATport 350 in the outdoor section of Dwell on Design 2010.

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By |July 1st, 2010|Categories: Gadgets, Solar|Tags: |5 Comments
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June Green Coverage in Review

Notwithstanding the perfunctory summer trip or vacation, we saw a lot of interesting news in June.  With the European Solar Decathlon and Dwell on Design, together with all the innovation and press releases coming out of these events, you’ll find some great links to catch up on below.

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By |June 30th, 2010|Categories: Month in Review|0 Comments
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Flexible Eco Prefab for Emerging Ghana

Besting the efforts of nearly 3,100 architects worldwide, a team involving blaanc of Portugal and João Caeiro of Mexico won the Open Source House design competition with their entry “Emerging Ghana.” All of the entries are available online and Emerging Ghana, as a pilot project, is expected to be built by the end of this year.

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By |June 30th, 2010|Categories: Affordable, Modern architecture, Prefab|0 Comments
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Natural FSC Certified Flooring from Mafi

If you’re in the market for an engineered, wide-plank, natural flooring, Mafi is a great place to start.  The company uses FSC-certified woods that are treated with organic, natural oils (and no lacquer).  As a result, Mafi is “breathable,” “warm,” durable, and will not cup, gap, warp, or fail.  The Colorado-based company has operations on both the east and west coast and can create a floor to suit your project perfectly.

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By |June 29th, 2010|Categories: Materials, Modern design|Tags: , |0 Comments
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Fyto Wall Lively Vertical Garden Walls

The show home for Dwell on Design, Eco Fab House, which just sold for $66,100 on eBay, was garnished with a vertical living wall from Fyto Wall and Design Ecology. The system was set up with modular panels, a soil-less hydroponic watering system, and pre-grown plantings.  Fyto Wall is estimated to require upkeep only once per month and can be used to reduce noise, reduce cooling loads, filter air, produce food, or, of course, add life to a design.

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By |June 29th, 2010|Categories: Materials, Vegetation|Tags: , , , |5 Comments
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IQ Haus Prefab Unveiled in Los Angeles

Last week, a newly completed IQ Haus by DNA European Design Studio was on display at Dwell on Design in Los Angeles, California.  The container home, clad in a contemporary application of Douglas Fir, was enjoyed by conference attendees and could have been the "coolest thing" there. 

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By |June 28th, 2010|Categories: Container Design, Modern architecture, Prefab|0 Comments
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