Green Woods, Hotel Trendlines, Compostable Items, + ASHRAE Labels

FSC versus SFI. Trendlines for green hotels. Moving beyond green building to green neighborhoods. Building green doesn't have to break the budget. Colleges see demand for green course programs. Could parking stimulate more […]

By |August 22nd, 2009|Categories: Week in Review|0 Comments

A Few More Greener Jobs

We're in beta with a green job board, and everything's been going pretty good so far.  Plus, with all the talk about green collar jobs, we thought we could at least help out a little […]

By |August 22nd, 2009|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Cottage Gets a Modern Green Addition

This is the new extension portion of a cottage house in Venice, California, which was designed by Canadian architects Bricault Design.  The ground level of the extension features large glass doors that swing open to a grassy courtyard, while the exterior cladding is part cedar batten and part greenery comprised of native plants and vegetables.  It's a striking combination of natural materials.

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By |August 21st, 2009|Categories: Modern architecture|Tags: |3 Comments

Eight Small Ways to Build Green

In an article that appeared in the August 2009 issue of Buildings, John Kouletsis, executive director at Kaiser Permanente, set forth a list of eight things to do to develop sustainable buildings. These elements can be applied in the context of new construction or substantial renovations, but the key is to start doing something now. Here’s the list (with our own ad lib descriptions):

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By |August 20th, 2009|Categories: Lists|3 Comments

A Simple Yet Functional Container Home

There's something about the simple design of this small container home that I really like.  It was mentioned on A Site-Specific Experiment, which is run by Chutayaves Sinthuphan out of Bangkok, Thailand.  The one-bedroom, one bathroom home was built using two, 20-foot containers with cutouts for windows and doors.  There's a prefab bathroom inside and the interior is insulated with a recycled content material. 

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By |August 20th, 2009|Categories: Container Design, Modern architecture|Tags: |17 Comments

100k House Gets All Sorts of Props

A long time ago, we mentioned the 100k House project developed by Post Green in Philadelphia.  The project involves two attached homes designed by Interface Studio Architects, and one was a case study of sorts to try to build it for only $100,000.  What I liked about the project was its attempt to marry three essential elements: style, sustainability, and affordability.  All too often, these three are hard to put together in the same package.  But the media wave followed, and Post Green seems to have delivered what it set out to do.

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By |August 19th, 2009|Categories: LEED, Modern architecture, Townhouse|Tags: |14 Comments
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