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Bardessono Near Zero Energy Luxury Inn

This new, luxury inn and spa just opened last week in Yountville, California, a small town in Napa County named after one of the first guys to establish a vineyard in the area.  The 62-unit boutique getaway includes a spa with four treatment rooms, rooptop infinity pool, fine dining restaurant, and meeting spaces.  Designed by WATG, the inn also features unique indoor/outdoor features such as private courtyards for guests and private outdoor showers. 


By |February 8th, 2009|Categories: Hotel, LEED|3 Comments
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Green Loans, Dubious LEED Claims, Home Redesign, + The Stimulus

The green promise of prefabrication.  Financial incentives could spur green roof installations. Loans for green buildings still available in recession. Hotels look to LEED to boost green creditability.  Watch out for […]

By |February 7th, 2009|Categories: Week in Review|0 Comments
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Reclaimed Corrugated Cardboard Design

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.


By |February 5th, 2009|Categories: Materials, Recycled|1 Comment
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Clybourn Point Condos Shine Brightly

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. 


By |February 5th, 2009|Categories: Condo, Modern architecture|1 Comment
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Modern Green Atlanta at 81 Weatherby

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:


By |February 4th, 2009|Categories: Modern architecture, Single Family|Tags: |0 Comments
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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.


By |February 3rd, 2009|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

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