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How about the Simple Solar in a Box?

The other day, Ready Solar announced the availability of this ground mount accessory for its modular Solar in a Box photovoltaic system.  The ground mount is just one more accessory that fits well with Ready Solar's line of dead simple solar products.  It bolts onto the integrated solar system and the tilt angle is established based on the distance between the front and back legs. 

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By |September 13th, 2009|Categories: Gadgets, Solar|Tags: |3 Comments
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Sincere Flattery, Water Footprint, Affordable Direction, + Wood Fighting

The sincerest form of flattery. Going green?  Windows matter. How much water do you actually use? Developers head a green, affordable direction. A turning point for green-energy stimulus projects. Groups spar over […]

By |September 12th, 2009|Categories: Week in Review|0 Comments
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Greener Jobs Roundup 9/12/09

The beta experiment with our green job board is going pretty good so far.  With all the talk about green collar jobs, we thought we could at least help out a little bit, so if […]

By |September 12th, 2009|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments
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Georgia Hotel Indigo Seeks LEED Gold

I may be going out on a limb, but of all the real property types – whether multifamily, commercial, retail, etc – hotels probably have the most consistent focus on green operations.  They’re always trying to find ways to save energy or water, and they know their footprint.  When you add LEED certification, which in this case means (anticipated) LEED Gold certification for the new Hotel Indigo in Athens, there’s an interesting combination of the already existing concern for operations and the LEED emphasis on design and construction. 

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By |September 11th, 2009|Categories: Hotel, LEED|3 Comments
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Seattle's Olive 8 Gets LEED Silver

A little over a year ago, we took a look at the green roof planned for Olive 8.  It's massive — one of the largest in the city of Seattle.  Now, the hotel/condo tower in downtown Seattle has been open for several months and officially received LEED Silver certification.  It's one of only twenty other green hotels in the country to receive certification from the USGBC. 

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By |September 10th, 2009|Categories: Condo, Hotel, LEED, Skyscraper|3 Comments
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Modern Green 555YVR in Walnut Creek

In the California city of Walnut Creek, this stunning green project is nearing completion with occupancy planned for October 2009.  555YVR gets its name from its location — 555 Ygnacio Valley Road, which is conveniently located within walking distance of BART and a number of downtown restaurants and nightclubs.  Thompson | Dorfman Partners developed 55YVR with the architectural help of Kwan Henmi and KTGY Group, and the project was built to LEED standards.  Some of the green aspects include the following:

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By |September 10th, 2009|Categories: Condo, LEED, Modern architecture, Townhouse|Tags: , , |3 Comments
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