It's been another record breaking month here at Jetson Green and we're excited to welcome all the new readers. Greenbuild 2008 was incredible and inspiring: In the future, we plan to speak more on issues of biomimicry and social equity in green building. In the meantime, we've linked to our main articles from last month and organized them below. There's tons of innovation in green prefab and home design, but there's also a lot going on with green innovation and products — if you missed any, make sure to take a gander.
Green projects may have an edge in getting funding. Sustainable building is a necessity, not a trend. Green homes: solar energy versus energy efficiency. Green nightclub trend hits New York. Sometimes green buildings […]
Hope you’re all enjoying this fine autumn holiday and hanging with friends and family. Not to get all historical and such, but Thanksgiving has some interesting roots. It’s my understanding that […]
Over the last month, I’ve seen several reports on green building, and we’ll try to address them all in due time. With reports like this, though, we have to spread it out – this is geeky stuff, it’s not leisurely eye candy or anything like that. But we like to follow the numbers in anticipation of future trends. In that regard, the Green Outlook 2009: Trends Driving Change report by McGraw-Hill Construction has some interesting information. According to the report, the value of green building construction starts was up five times from 2005 to 2008, with values escalating from $10 billion to $36-$49 billion. Also, by analysis, the report estimates that construction starts could triple over the next five years and reach $96-$140 billion.
Last Thursday, I had the opportunity to sit on a Greenbuild panel with four other respected and popular bloggers: Lloyd Alter of Treehugger, Willem Mass of Green Home Guide, Stephen Del Percio of Green Buildings NYC, and Leigh Stringer of The Green Workplace (moderator). In preparation for the panel, we sent out a survey and the basic results of that survey are embedded above. Click through it, you may see some interesting information. The panel raised several interesting issues, and some of those have been discussed below. I also wanted to clarify my thoughts on things like Twitter and PR because I think my perspective may not have come through adequately. First, let’s check out the interesting survery stats:
Eco-friendly hardware can certainly be a challenge to find, but Eleek Incorporated of Portland, Oregon offers a hip line of recycled metal hardware for your home. Their offerings include door handles, door pulls, switch-plates, house numbers, and signs in addition to unique lighting options and beautiful recycled metal sinks for bath and kitchen.