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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: 


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


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 …


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


By |April 11th, 2008|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments
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Swift Small Wind Quietly Coming to Market in July

Swift Wind Turbine is a quiet, rooftop mounted wind turbine.  Unlike some designs you’ve seen previously, this one has an outer ring and five blades.  The outer ring acts as a diffuser — the wind travels down the blades and is dispersed along the ring, therefore eliminating noise and keeping the turbine quiet.  The company estimates a noise of less than 35 decibels for all wind speeds.  The 7 foot diameter ring needs a roof line clearance of a couple feet and in good winds, can generate up to 2000 kWh of power (1.5 kW @ 14 m/s). 


By |April 10th, 2008|Categories: Energy Efficiency, Gadgets, Wind|Tags: |11 Comments

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