Green Loans, Dubious LEED Claims, Home Redesign, + The Stimulus

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Reclaimed Corrugated Cardboard Design

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This sculpture art by Mark Langan is pretty interesting.  Mark reclaims corrugated cardboard boxes, cuts them, and creates all sorts of formations, including logos, statements, and images.  His creations are so full of texture and life — I imagine one of these could be the perfect piece to complement your green business, green building, and green policies.  These sculptural pieces would certainly give you the opportunity to talk about company sustainable policies and initiatives.

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Clybourn Point Condos Shine Brightly

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Located in Chicago's growing River North district, this mixed use development offers engaging and sustainable design.  The concept of mixed use is not new by any means, but is making a strong comeback with the demand for sustainable urban design.  Clybourn Point offers ground floor retail and parking, three levels of contemporary condominium living, and a habitable green roof to top it all off. 

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Modern Green Atlanta at 81 Weatherby

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We've mentioned this project previously, but Concourse E's home at 81 Weatherby is now complete.  It's stunning and comes with most of what we've all come to anticipate in a modern, green pad.  Just look at these images.  81 Weatherby is the first private residence in Atlanta to incorporate a green living roof, and for the current going price of ~$574,500, it could be yours.  The three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom abode is super contemporary both in terms of looks and sustainability.  Check out some of its green features:

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Google Trends Offers Insight into the Direction of Green Building

Google Trends Offers Insight into the Direction of Green Building

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.

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Ultra Modern Green Maryfield Home

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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:

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