Prefabulous + Sustainable

To be considered for this random giveaway, leave a comment below through the end of Friday, May 14, 2010.*

Abrams was kind enough to send us a copy of Sheri Koones’ most recent book on modular homes, Prefabulous and Sustainable.  Considering we’ve published over 250 articles on various green prefabs, you can say this book is right up our alley.  Indeed, it’s a veritable treasure trove of inspiration for prefab enthusiasts and well worth the cover price of $25.

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By |May 12th, 2010|Categories: book, Giveaways, Prefab|76 Comments

Future of Work and Cities [Newsweek]

Recently, Newsweek asked three well-known architecture firms to explain what cities will look like in 2030.  Using New York City as the location, these firms — HOK; Cooper, Robertson & Partners; and Richard Meier & Partners — responded to the hypothetical with The Future of Work and other musings as to how we will work, live, interact, and move around in 20 years. 

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By |May 11th, 2010|Categories: News|Tags: |5 Comments

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
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