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Recycled Container Parsonage in LA

Recently, Peter DeMaria, AIA, of DeMaria Design, this month received an award from the South Bay/Long Beach Chapter of the AIA for his design of the East LA Four Square Church Parsonage.  The project was built using a hybrid form of traditional stick frame construction and seven recycled cargo containers. 

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By |December 9th, 2009|Categories: Container Design, Modern architecture|3 Comments
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Oak Park Garage Exudes Style and Sustainability

Tom Bassett-Dilley recently sent us these photos of his prototype green garage on a 30' wide lot in south Oak Park, Illinois.  The garage was built with FSC-certified lumber, a salvaged concrete slab, locally produced recycled content steel siding, and salvaged cedar siding.  There's also a Live Roof green roof, which was designed to channel water into rain barrels for collection. 

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By |December 8th, 2009|Categories: Modern architecture, Nature|4 Comments
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Top 15 Green Products [ED+C Magazine]

At the end of each year, Environmental Design + Construction magazine reviews products mentioned in its New+Notable and Products Focus sections.  The magazine next examines these products for the fifteen that received the most reader requests.  ED+C's 2009 Top Products contains a number of entries designed to save water or manage water.  You've probably seen some of these products already, whether on BuildingGreen's Top-10 Green Building Products list or in our green materials archives.  If not, check these out:

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By |December 7th, 2009|Categories: Materials, News, Recycled|3 Comments
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Water in Design, LEED Leading, Building Commissioning, + Local Materials

The value of building commissioning. 17% of new homes get Energy Star seal. Report focuses role of water in sustainable design. Solar panels sometimes don't mix with HOAs. The Green Tragedy: […]

By |December 5th, 2009|Categories: Week in Review|0 Comments
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Living Smart, Green in Salt Lake City

The other day, Andrew Stone took me through this newly constructed abode located on an infill lot in Salt Lake City.  The contemporary home, currently listed for $685,000, was designed by A.K. Smith Architects and comes with some slick green technology.  The entire home is wired up with a Control4 Home Automation System — accessible on an iPhone — and connected to the fireplace, thermostat, and lighting.

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By |December 4th, 2009|Categories: Modern architecture, Single Family|Tags: |5 Comments
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32 Containers Later: Providence Awaits a Vibrant New Office Space [Video]

Recently we featured a container clinic under construction by Stack Design Build, and now, the same firm is building a unique container office space on an infill lot in Providence, Rhode Island.  Jay Cox-Chapman of Stack DB was kind enough to send us this time-lapse video taken over five days showing the assembly of 32 recycled containers into an office space. 

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By |December 3rd, 2009|Categories: Container Design|Tags: |4 Comments
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