Justin Timberlake Seeking LEED Platinum for Golf Course Buildings

Justin Timberlake (you know: singer, actor, songwriter, producer, etc.) is a single-digit-handicap golfer, and loves the sport.  Recently, he noticed that the first course he ever played golf on as a kid was going up for auction for development.  Originally called Woodstock Hills, Timberlake was able to buy Big Creek with a consortium of owners.  Soon after purchase, Timberlake discovered he could "green" the course, so he decided to build the upscale clubhouse, cart cottage, and maintenance facility to LEED Platinum certification standards. 

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By |October 2nd, 2008|Categories: Land Use, LEED, News|Tags: |9 Comments

Nubanusit Could Be Greenest Neighborhood in the Northeast

Maybe you’ve never considered living in a cohousing* situation, but some of the greenest neighborhoods in the country are trying to use this pattern of living for their communities.  The images in this article show a peaceful, cohousing condominium community called Nubanusit Neighborhood & Farm.  Nubanusit is located in Peterborough, New Hampshire, and all the homes will be super green — that is, if they’re all not LEED Platinum certified.  Imagine that: 29 homes on 70 rolling acres and all of them are LEED Platinum certified!

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By |October 1st, 2008|Categories: Conservation, Land Use, LEED, Single Family|Tags: |0 Comments

SF Performing Arts Center LEED Design

Earlier this month, the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design announced a total of 66 buildings as winners of the prestigious and coveted American Architecture Awards program.  One of those buildings was Tom Eliot Fisch’s and LMN Architects’ design for the City College of San Francisco’s (CCSF) new performing arts center.  As you can tell from the rendering, it’s going to be a beautiful, contemporary structure with tons of green features and natural lighting.  Scheduled to be complete in Spring 2010, the performing arts center will target LEED Gold certification with some of the following features:

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By |October 1st, 2008|Categories: LEED, Modern architecture, Nature, News|0 Comments

Stardust Glass: A Hip, Green Oregon Tile Company

Based in Portland, Oregon, Stardust Glass is offering recycled glass tiles with a hip style.  The company is owned and run by artists Megan and Jason Coleman.  Their mission is to protect the earth’s resources by creating tiles from 87%-100% recycled glass while producing completely hand-made, boutique-style pieces. 

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By |September 30th, 2008|Categories: Materials, Modern design|0 Comments

Harbinger Container Home at WCG 2008

So here’s the deal.  The Harbinger SG Blocks Showhouse was bad out.  Everyone I talked to loved it.  You might think that a shipping container home would feel closed-in and constrictive, but this home certainly wasn’t.  At 1700 sf, everything felt just right to me.  I was able to sneak into the Exhibit Hall early enough to get some killer images (in case you couldn’t be there), so let’s talk a walk through the Harbinger House below.

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By |September 29th, 2008|Categories: Container Design, Prefab, Single Family|Tags: , , |13 Comments

Green Jobs, Sustainable Branding, Monitoring Eco Towns, + Credit Crunch

A green credit crunch? Freakonomics asks: will prefab ever catch on? The challenges facing green jobs growth.  Eco town dwellers may be monitored for green habits. California ad […]

By |September 28th, 2008|Categories: Week in Review|2 Comments
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