Google Trends has been on the radar of software techies, research junkies, Google aficionados, and the otherwise internet-obsessed since the summer of 2006. It’s a tool for tracking the search popularity of high traffic terms. For anyone wanting to keep their finger on the pulse of green building, this is a quick, although certainly not definitive source of information on where the curious live, who still needs to be clued in, when the tipping point occurred for various green ideas and products, and what – in general – is the direction of interest in green building.
Pardon the amateur photography in this article, but hopefully you can see how beautiful this newly built home is — it could become the first LEED certified home in Utah! The Maryfield Home was designed by John Sparano and Anne Mooney of Sparano + Mooney Architecture, also the owners, and they're eagerly working towards certification. I first found out about it from Benchmark Modern, a local contractor specializing in modern green construction, and they were able to arrange a tour. Check it out:
St. Charles Cabinetry began manufacturing and designing in 1935, and today, they're still doing the same thing right here in the United States. Their cabinets are made from stainless steel and powder-coated in your choice of 23 colors (see below). What makes them a green product? They are 98% recyclable and are the perfect choice for a hypoallergenic interior.
Following in the footsteps of Dongtan and Masdar, the Danish firm of Bjarke Ingels Group has just released details of their masterplan for a zero energy resort and entertainment city on Zira Island, which is located within the bay of Baku, Azerbaijan. The plan calls for roughly 10.8 million square feet of architectural landscape based on the natural landscape of Azerbaijan. Indeed, Zira Island will feature seven residential developments, each in the shape of one of seven peaks of Azerbaijan, and 300 private villas with views over the Caspian Sea.
Once again, it's been another record-breaking month here at Jetson Green and we're excited to welcome all the new readers. Thanks for subscribing! We have a new president and lots of clamoring for the big government money. We've taken the liberty of not reporting much on the economy, though, because we're focusing on green homes, projects, and products like nobody's business. If you have something that we should be talking about, make sure to email or contact us. Also, as you already know, we're trying out some new ad spots and want to thank our new advertisers, 1st Replacement Windows and Charles & Hudson. Here's some of what we've focused on in January:
- Interest in green building continues to climb.
- States and utilities are starting to cut incentives.
- Majority say global warming is not a top priority.
- Future green construction may follow European models.
- Studies show green building is key to economic future.
- Weatherizing Homes: the next big green industry?
- New weapon in climate war is brilliant white roofs.
- Builders learning to meet demand for green.
- Building affordable & green can make builders rich.
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