Growing at Jetson Green

Just a quick update on the happenings at Jetson Green.  First, you may have noticed that the URL is shorter and easier.  I’m using www.jetsongreen.com now, so feel free to update your links (although the […]

By |October 7th, 2007|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Bahrain WTC Wind Turbines, Coming Soon (S2)

The word on the street is that the three wind turbines on Bahrain World Trade Center will starting generating electricity the last week of October.  As you can see from the images below, construction of the towers is moving along nicely.  The turbines are expected to generate roughly 11-15% of the buildings’ energy needs, or 1100 to 1300 megawatt-hours per year.  Architecturally, this building explores new territory by integrating large-scale wind turbines with the structure.  I’m sure Atkins Architecture has worked out all the modeling on noise and vibration, so the world is excited to learn from this experience.  Enjoy the images below. 

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By |October 7th, 2007|Categories: Gadgets, Skyscraper|Tags: , |0 Comments

Project Drop House, Minimalist Home Inspiration

A partial prototype was installed at the École des Beaux Arts in Paris at the time, and now, the stunning structure has been brought to life in full form – all 48 gorgeous square meters. Architects Antoine Cordier, Olivier Charles and Armel Neouze created the Drop House concept to exemplify “private housing, industry and customization.” The design is turning heads for its potential to minimize waste, reduce energy and settle in style with the option to move on a whim.
By |October 6th, 2007|Categories: Modern architecture, Prefab|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Green Labeling, Sourcing Wind Energy, Sustainable Development + Landscape Design Rating System (WIR)

Most Americans and Canadians say "green" labeling just a marketing tactic. Harnessing the Wind to Fuel India’s Growth – as nations examine their carbon output, wind turbines provide one alternative to coal. […]

By |October 6th, 2007|Categories: Land Use, News, Vegetation, Week in Review|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

[Video] The Green Building Revolution

It’s Friday, why not watch a little video?  High quality video content like this is hard to find online, so I thought I would share it.  A lot of people think green building […]

By |October 5th, 2007|Categories: Energy Efficiency, Gadgets, Land Use, LEED, News|Tags: , , |0 Comments

National Solar Tour Day – October 6, 2007

Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s that time again:  October 6, 2007 – The National Solar Tour.  The ASES National Solar Tour is the largest tour of sustainable energy technology for buildings in the […]

By |October 4th, 2007|Categories: Energy Efficiency, News, Solar|Tags: , |0 Comments
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