Top 10 Green Building Products [Sustainable Industries]

Just recently, Sustainable Industries announced their list of the Top 10 Green Building Products for 2008.  To get that magic number of 10 products, SI accepted roughly 80 nominations and narrowed those products down based on their ability to meet the following criteria: LEED compatibility, environmental performance, value, scalability / market impact, innovativeness, and design aesthetic.  Without further ado, here are the Top 10 Green Building Products for 2008:

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By |June 24th, 2008|Categories: LEED, Lists, Materials|9 Comments

Non-Green Buildings to Cost More Money

“At this point it is my experience green buildings are receiving the same financing they would get for any high quality building with a good tenant … what I think will change is that lenders […]

By |June 23rd, 2008|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Surfing Coyboys Brings Vintage Hip to Venice Beach

Surfing Cowboys, located in Venice Beach, California is a hip spot for vintage shopping.  The store offers furniture, accessories, lighting, artwork, and a unique collection of vintage surfing and skateboarding items.  And if you can’t make it to Venice Beach, you can shop their store online. 

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By |June 23rd, 2008|Categories: Furniture, Recycled|1 Comment

Welcome Park City TV Viewers!

I want to take this quick opportunity to welcome any viewers dropping by from the Mountain Morning Show on Park City TV.  I was on the show for a quick little bit […]

By |June 23rd, 2008|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Foster + Partners' Newest Energy-Efficient Structure for Amsterdam [S2]

Construction just finished on this 24-story building designed by Foster + Partners for Vivaldi Park area in Amsterdam.  It’s quite the efficient structure — exceeding Dutch environmental regulations by 10%, and features flexible floor plates that are perfect for big name tenants such as Ernst & Young.  The design calls for an ecological pond, fully glazed windows on sun-exposed facades, and the retention of 65% of rainwater.  In addition to its energy efficient elements, probably one of the more interesting aspects of the structure, and one that has grown on me, is Foster + Partners’ signature use of the aluminum-clad, steel diagrid structure.  Any thoughts relating to the diagrid pattern on the building exterior?

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By |June 22nd, 2008|Categories: Modern architecture, Skyscraper|Tags: |4 Comments

Tomorrow's Mega City, Conflicted Consumers, Top 100 Green Design Firms, & Smaller Green Homes [WIR]

The future of the environment. The rise of the "conflicted consumer." The Top 100 Green Design Firms. As the housing market weakens, homes get smaller. Green buildings is hard to […]

By |June 21st, 2008|Categories: Week in Review|0 Comments
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