Hey there, pardon the interruption, but we’ve got some fun news. As of 15 minutes ago, the Jetson Green Facebook Group just went live. I invite you all to join, if you’re interested […]
Wind Power booms with 45% growth in 2007! GE Financial targets $6 Billion in renewable energy investments. N. Cali homebuilder group mandates 50% energy reduction by 2020. Natural Home Top 10 […]
We featured GreenMobile® last year when we blogged about the Lifecycle Building Challenge winners. GreenMobile® was a winner in the Professional Unbuilt category. Now, mounting success upon success, Michael Berk, creator of the concept, has a prototype in the works to be unveiled in March 2008. Can’t wait to see that! GreenMobile® was awarded $5.8 M from FEMA to further develop the prototype and roughly 80 units are in the pipeline right after that prototype comes through.
I know, I know. I’m treading on thin water with this one, what with all the haters and anti-sprawlsters out there. But strictly to make the point that businesses can use less and save money, I like this story. Next week, Wal-Mart will open the first store of the company’s next generation of green stores in Romeoville, Illinois. Where their first generation of two green stores saved about 20% energy, this store will save about 25% energy. The energy savings result from experimentations in refrigeration and heating/cooling systems in their first generation of green stores.
The excellent bloggers at Scribe Media just posted a video of Miami-based architect Chad Oppenheim. Oppenheim is the designer of COR Tower, an eco-tower that has wind turbines at the peak. Please note, this […]
Live Green, Live Smart just received Platinum certification on one of their green home projects, The Sustainable House. The Sustainable House is a remodeled, 1948 rambler that’s been converted to one of the greenest homes in the United States. And they were kind enough to document all the details with a construction diary of the process and before/after photos, too (view below).
The Sustainable House has a slew of green features that will one day be common in every abode: energy-efficient appliances, CFLs, natural Quartz countertops, Aquia dual-flush toilets, fly ash cement where used, four 130 feet closed-loop wells for geothermal energy, greywater system, super insulation, passive solar, photovoltaic panels, solar hot water system, Solatubes, and triple-glazed argon windows, to name a few.