- New SEED standard introduced.
- It isn't easy building green [prefab].
- Using Passive House in North America.
- Green building increases risk of construction defects.
- Green building costs may not appraise as value.
- Frank Gehry: "LEEDs are given for bogus stuff."
- Simple secrets to successful green marketing.
- Affordable housing goes green.
- Is luxury dead? Maybe not.
Seems like the old incandescent business is on its last legs these days. I’m reading news from GE to mean that they’ve come up with an expensive silver bullet for screw-in home lighting. Due to hit shelves this fall or early 2011, the GE Energy Smart LED replaces 40-watt general service incandescent bulbs with nine watts of consumption, 450 lumens of light, and 25,000 hours of rated life.
What's black and blue and all over the wall? It's Newsworthy, a recycled content wall covering from Weitzner Limited. Newsworthy is being offered in the company's Spring 2010 collection and, according to the New York Times, sells trade for $125 per yard (47 inches wide). It's kind of like grasscloth in that 100% real newspaper strips are woven together and paperbacked for application to the wall. And, as you might imagine, coloring tends to vary.