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Old Storage Shed Converted to Modern Green Guest House

There's a 250 square-foot storage shed renovation making the rounds on the internet right now.  Designed by Jeremy Levine Design (also behind the North Eagle Rock renovation), this new guest house features a prominent tilted, redwood clad wall that divides the bedroom and the bathroom.  With abundant natural light and bold elements, the Silver Lake, California renovation also features some of the following green elements:

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By |July 27th, 2009|Categories: Modern architecture|Tags: |17 Comments
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Thriving Retail, Being Too Tight, Quantifying Green, + Android Monitors

How tight is too tight? It's decision time for LEED-ND. Quantifying the benefits of green buildings. Google Android about to shakeup home monitoring. Shooting for the stars or arriving at average? Successful […]

By |July 25th, 2009|Categories: Week in Review|0 Comments
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More, Better, Greener Jobs Today

We've recently launched a green building jobs board, so if you want to step out in front of smart, green talent, check out our free listings.  If you're the smart, green talent, check out some […]

By |July 25th, 2009|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |2 Comments
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Modern Style for Backyard Urban Hens

I’ve had the opportunity to keep in regular contact with Rob Pyatt (e.g., 1940s Boxhouse and Pinon House), principal of Pyatt Studio, and his work with Urban Hens is really taking off right now.  The Urban Hens Project is meant to develop a sustainable, closed-loop model for establishing chickens in urban settings.  Hens provide eggs, they eat kitchen and garden scraps, and if you’re really hard core, they’ll become a fine little dinner.  Check out these modern, Quonset hut-inspired chicken coops:

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By |July 24th, 2009|Categories: Modern design, Vegetation|Tags: |3 Comments
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Wow, Our Third B-Day Came Quick!

After the big bash we threw last year, you may not believe this, but I just remembered that today is the third blog birthday for Jetson Green!  I can't believe I forgot all about it.  But hey, here's the thing:  I really appreciate that you keep coming back to this little site.  I really do.  With all the great curators of fine green content out there, whether Inhabitat, Moco Loco, Materialicious, Contemporist, Metro Hippie, Dwell, Re-Nest, Treehugger, Low Impact Living, or otherwise, I'm glad you've spent some time here, too. 

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By |July 23rd, 2009|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |17 Comments
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PNC Brands Headquarters with Largest Living Wall in North America

Update 9/22/09: Largest Green Wall in North America is Complete!

In a recent press release, PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC) announced plans to install a 2,380 square-foot, soil-based living wall on the southerly exterior of the company's Pittsburgh headquarters building, One PNC Plaza.  The living wall, pending municipal approval and installation in September 2009, will be the largest green living wall in North America.  Produced by Green Living Technologies and designed by Mingo Design, a careful arrangement of locally-sourced plants will brand the building with PNC's logo. 

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By |July 22nd, 2009|Categories: Nature, News, Vegetation|3 Comments
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