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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
  • WIRv2210

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
  • secondfloor

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
  • WIRv2

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
  • greenkitchen

Cool Green Tech at West Coast Green

I really enjoyed West Coast Green.  After spending several hours helping with the Innovation Pipeline, promoting the conference through our website, and flying down to participate as a second-year media sponsor, I’m certainly happy I was able to hang out on the exhibit floor and view the Harbinger house.  I met some very nice people and left with the feeling that the best and brightest are hard at work trying to market products that can help everyone live healthy, sustainable, and comfortable lives.  Although you may have seen a few of these companies previously, they all caught my eye.  They’re all very cool. 

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By |September 27th, 2008|Categories: Gadgets, Materials|6 Comments
  • reiroundrock

REI Round Rock Second Gen Green Store To Use 48% Less Energy

Mounting on the green building success of their previous stores, including the green Boulder REI we wrote about previously, REI today opens the doors to its second generation of green prototype store in Round Rock, Texas.  The Texas store is projected to consume 48% less energy than a typical store and generate a portion of its power from a solar panel installation, building integrated photovoltaics, and a solar hot water system.  After that, Round Rock will rely on Solatubes to displace a portion of articifial lighting and the purchase of green power generated from biomass digesters. 

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By |September 26th, 2008|Categories: Energy Efficiency, Retail, Solar|Tags: |4 Comments
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