Monitor and Control with Energy Hub

The energy monitoring space is crowded, but chances are, you've seen the EnergyHub here and there.  Perhaps you're in one of three utility pilots testing the product, which was named a Best Invention by Time last year.  With EnergyHub, consumers can link up a dashboard, thermostat, plugs, and strips to *both* monitor and control energy use from home, a mobile device, or the internet. 

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By |May 10th, 2010|Categories: Energy Efficiency, Gadgets|Tags: , |1 Comment

Results: 400W Wind Turbine Giveaway

I want to thank you for entering the 400W wind generator contest that we ran last week.  It drew close to 400 entries from folks all around the country, and I enjoyed viewing your links and hearing about your projects.  Seems clear that there’s demand for small wind in the right location, and the following winner should be able to put this turbine to good use.  

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By |May 10th, 2010|Categories: Giveaways|Tags: |0 Comments

Top 10 Green Architecture Firms

In conjunction with Architect magazine's second annual listing of the Architect 50, the magazine also created a list of top 10 green architecture firms.  Its findings are based upon surveys administered during the first three months of this year to 161 firms.  The survey isn't large enough to consider all firms, but Architect welcomes applications through its team of editors. 

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By |May 9th, 2010|Categories: LEED, News|3 Comments

Skyscraper Farms, Growing Walls, Concrete Capture, + Rooftop Energy

The sustainability imperative.  Vertical gardens, grown on walls.  Green concrete: storing carbon dioxide. How urban planning can improve public health. Ten ways to make your business bike friendly. Eco-friendly buildings are […]

By |May 8th, 2010|Categories: Week in Review|0 Comments

Green Prefab Home Planned for NYC

New World Home brings modular technology and sustainability to traditional home design, and, as far as traditional is concerned, these homes are quite nice.  So when you think about it, the collaboration between Country Living magazine and New World Home is perfect. 

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By |May 7th, 2010|Categories: News, Prefab|Tags: , , |4 Comments

New Paradigm: Living Built Environment

Everything is changing over at the Cascadia Green Building Council.  Dropping the word “Region” from its name, the organization has new moniker to go with a new motto, “Envisioning the Living Future.”  But that’s not all.  The mission is new, too.  These changes seem designed to convey an upbeat focus not on individual buildings or projects but the whole built environment. 

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By |May 6th, 2010|Categories: News|Tags: |1 Comment
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