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Green Building Pioneer Launches Network for Regenerative Businesses

David Gottfried, founder of the USGBC and owner of this super green home renovation, recently launched a new business consortium with several industry experts, 19 founding member companies, and 60 real estate design, construction, and ownership affiliates.  The U.S. Regenerative Network is an invitation only network of green building product manufacturers and service providers with two main goals:

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By |June 15th, 2010|Categories: News|Tags: |1 Comment
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Passive Materials, Health Concerns, Sensible Design, + Wisdom Farming

Eco-friendly designs. Green roofs need sensible design. Does LEED minimize human health concerns? Does Passive House require non-traditional materials? Green construction weathers tough economy. Looking to Japan for urban farming wisdom.  […]

By |June 12th, 2010|Categories: Week in Review|0 Comments
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Modern LEED Eco Luxury in Honolulu

With the weather getting warmer, perhaps you're thinking about a visit to the lake or the local pool with the week coming to an end.  If not, check out this ultra luxury home located on the beach near Diamond Head State Monument in Honolulu, Hawaii — it'll get you thinking.  Earlier this year, the home was featured in the Honolulu Star Bulletin and described as being for sale for $6,680,000, but it's now listed at $5,988,000. 

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By |June 11th, 2010|Categories: LEED, Modern architecture, Single Family|4 Comments
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A Durable Soft New Carpet Tigressa

Last month, Shaw invited a number of bloggers to Atlanta for the launch of a new carpet product called Tigressá SoftStyle.  While we were invited, we were not able to participate, so the company sent us a sample kit for review.  The kit includes a new patch and one that’s been tested with 20,000 steps, and they’re both just as soft — I can’t tell a difference between the two.  Hence, the tagline: The Softer, Stronger Carpet.

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By |June 10th, 2010|Categories: Materials, Recycled|Tags: , , |2 Comments
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Low Impact Tiny Cabin in Jackson Hole

We’re fascinated with small houses like this one in Jackson, Wyoming. The “park model” home was featured on the Tiny House Blog the other day, racking up a slew of comments. Referred to as the “Caboose,” it turns out the home was built with SIP walls and roofing (for energy efficiency) and has bamboo flooring, a dual-flush toilet, LED lighting, and an exterior cladding of both rusty metal and cedar siding. It cost $95,000 to build but can be rented if you’re near Jackson Hole Campground.

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By |June 10th, 2010|Categories: Modern architecture, Single Family|Tags: , , , |4 Comments
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Zero Net Energy Homes at Sage Green

Green One Construction Services just completed phase one in Sage Green, an ultra energy efficient community in Beaverton, Oregon.  The entire project will have a total of 18 homes, and the first five are now on the market with pricing between $257,900 and $259,000.  I guess you can say it's a small price to pay for the desirable, but still rare, benefit of zero net energy living. 

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By |June 10th, 2010|Categories: Modern architecture, Townhouse|Tags: |5 Comments
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