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Unhealthy Tap Water, Asphalt Jungle, Appraising Green, + Top Green Products

Cooling the asphalt jungle. EcoHome top 20 green products for 2009. The tap water is legal but it may be unhealthy. Seattle pilot program could lead to 12 living buildings. San Francisco […]

By |December 19th, 2009|Categories: Week in Review|0 Comments
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23 Modern Solar Powered Mews in LA

RLG Properties, Inc. recently announced this new single-family development in Atwater Village that takes advantage of the small lot ordinance in City of Los Angeles.  With 23 homes under construction — all of them will have 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and an open floor plan — prices at The Mews start at $599,000.  Designed by Corsini + Stark, green features include extensive daylighting, operable clerestory windows, natural ventilation, Grasscrete permeable paving, bamboo flooring, drought tolerant landscaping, energy efficient appliances, and an installed solar system.


By |December 18th, 2009|Categories: Modern architecture|Tags: |3 Comments
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12 Platinum Net Zero Energy Homes

In North Boulder, there's a new, green neighborhood development called Spring Leaf.  The neighborhood's first home, its model home, has been completed.  In total, Spring Leaf will include six single-family homes and six townhomes that will be all-electric, super efficient, and easily LEED Platinum.  Moreover, they'll all be net-zero energy homes powered by solar and geothermal systems.  


By |December 17th, 2009|Categories: Single Family, Townhouse|Tags: |7 Comments
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Honeywell Wind Turbine Coming Soon!

In July, we mentioned a small wind turbine from Earthtronics and Honeywell and want to provide an update.  We also have some newer images of what the actual turbine may end up looking like.  The WT6500 Wind Turbine, referred to as the Honeywell Wind Turbine Gearless Blade Tip Power System, will be priced at $5,995, with early units available in select Ace Hardware Stores starting in February 2010.


By |December 17th, 2009|Categories: Technology, Wind|Tags: , , |13 Comments
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Container Solar Charging Station in NY

According to a recent press release, a sustainable energy company called Beautiful Earth Group just unveiled this containerized electric vehicle (EV) charging station in Red Hook, Brooklyn.  With a soaring array of photovoltaic panels, the BMW Mini E pictured runs exclusively on fresh, green power generated by the off-grid, modular station.  You’ll note that the station just so happens to be built with recycled shipping containers, too.


By |December 16th, 2009|Categories: Container Design, Solar|Tags: , , |1 Comment
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Two Passive House Row Homes in Philly

If you're in the area, the next project by Postgreen, the development company behind the award-winning 100k House, will be open for tours on Thursday, December 17.  Dubbed The Passive Project, the tour will include two newly constructed row houses built to a rigorous and trendy German Passiv Haus standard.  When certified, these homes — located at 2318-2320 Amber Street — should be the first to do so in the Philadelphia. 


By |December 15th, 2009|Categories: Modern architecture, Passive House, Townhouse|Tags: |3 Comments

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