Holy Cross Project Show House Now a Reality [NOLA]

We talked about renderings and plans for the Holy Cross Project back in August last year, but it’s now becoming a reality.  The first home is finished and Global Green plans to open it to the public this coming May.  When finished, the entire project will have four more homes and a 18-unit apartment complex — all of it low-income and green, too.  Global Green is shooting for LEED Platinum on everything and expects homes to use 75% less energy than a similar, typical building. 

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By |April 15th, 2008|Categories: Affordable, LEED, Modern architecture, Single Family|Tags: , |0 Comments

Nau Examines the Pros and Cons of LEED

Nau is a budding clothing products company that is committed to sustainability and social awareness in various facets of its business.  They build very cool stores (pictured above) and build them green.  I noticed their website has some info on LEED certification, and just had to use their conversation as a partial vehicle to continue to discuss the green building certification system.  Here’s what they said: 

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By |April 15th, 2008|Categories: Corporate, LEED, News|Tags: |6 Comments

The Freshaire Choice: Home Depot's New, Green Paint

I have to admit, I was very skeptical when I first heard about Home Depot’s new, green paint, The Freshaire Choice.  I associate large corporations like this, who are not generally known for being environmentally or socially responsible, with a concern for their bottom line, not the earth.  Whether or not this is true, Home Depot has made an impressive eco-friendly step with this line of paint.

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By |April 14th, 2008|Categories: Materials|Tags: |38 Comments

Bahrain WTC Wind Turbines Actually Work! [S2]

Believed to be the world’s first integrated, wind-powered mega structure, Bahrain WTC looks to be working.  The above video doesn’t really say anything, but it doesn’t need to: those twirling blades say everything that needs to be said.  Read more about Bahrain WTC here …

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By |April 14th, 2008|Categories: Skyscraper, Wind|Tags: |0 Comments

Green Ghostbusters, Economics and Progress, Green Hotels, + Teardowns [WIR]

Green Ghostbusters nab hidden power leaks. Will recession be a green giant killer? Architects must encourage progress, not greenwash. Costs and red tape hamper colleges’ green efforts. Building a green […]

By |April 12th, 2008|Categories: Week in Review|0 Comments

[Video] Al Gore, the PPT Presentation v2.0

[Time – 27:54] The optimism of environmentalism isn’t about belief, it’s about behavior.  And we need a hero generation.  We have the capacity to do it.  Rise to the challenge and lay the basis for a bright and optimistic human future. 

++We Can Solve It

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By |April 11th, 2008|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments
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