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Design Blooms with these Five Products

In an effort to find truly sustainable and beautiful commercial interior design, the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and Interiors & Sources magazine partnered to create the Bloom Awards.  Now in its second year, the winners have just been released and will be recognized at NeoCon next month.  These five products, according to a press release, successfully marry innovation and sustainability in their category.  

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By |May 4th, 2010|Categories: Materials, Modern design, News|1 Comment
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Cheap, Green, Efficient Definity LEDs

With Light Fair 2010 next week, there’s a lot of lighting innovation in the pipeline.  Take for instance this news we received from the Lighting Science Group.  They’ve developed new LED lighting — referred to as the Definity LED line — which they say is rigorously tested and relatively affordable.  The lights contain no mercury and are recyclable, dimmable, and long-lasting.

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By |May 3rd, 2010|Categories: Energy Efficiency, Gadgets|Tags: , , |5 Comments
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400W Small Wind Turbine [Giveaway]

To be considered for this random giveaway, leave a comment below through the end of Thursday, May 6, 2010.*

After writing about Sam's Club's installation of 17 Skystream turbines in California, we were approached by the company with an opportunity to give away a 400W wind generator.  We jumped at the chance given this could help out one of our readers.  For informational purposes, the micro turbine is available for purchase online at Sam's Club, but at the end of this giveaway, one random commenter will be chosen to receive one for free. 

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By |May 3rd, 2010|Categories: Giveaways, Wind|Tags: , |385 Comments
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LEED, Prefab, Apartments: The Modules

Update: Read about recently completed The Modules.

This 72-unit building, The Modules, is under construction near Temple University in Philadelphia.  Designed by Interface Studio Architects, the apartment project includes 60,000 square feet of living space with a green roof, parking for 38 cars, and storage for 50 bikes.  What’s impressive is not just that this will be a prefab, green, contemporary, apartment building, but that it may be the largest modularly-constructed LEED for Homes project in the nation.

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By |May 2nd, 2010|Categories: LEED, Multifamily, Prefab|0 Comments
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Blazing City Trails, Urban Beekeeping, Claim Lawsuits, + Insufficient CSR

Cities blazing a green trail. Top 10 trends in sustainable business. Green designs that don't cost the Earth. Is CSR enough to create a sustainable world? Earth-friendly claims spur lawsuits and FTC […]

By |May 1st, 2010|Categories: Week in Review|0 Comments
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April Green Coverage in Review

With Living Future 2010 from Cascadia Region Green Building Council right around the corner, you're probably looking ahead.  But with Earth Day and all sorts of green activity during the last month, perhaps you'll take a moment to review some of our most recent coverage.  We were a little heavy in prefab and homes, but look for that to balance out more in May.  Here's the good stuff:

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By |April 30th, 2010|Categories: Month in Review|0 Comments
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