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Breaking: Brad Pitt + Make It Right NOLA Plans

Update:  Make It Right Project: 13 Designs, 150 Houses

Today, actually within the last couple hours, Brad Pitt announced more specific plans and designs for his Make It Right NOLA project.  […]

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Green Cabinetry on the East Coast!

Breathe Easy is a break through in the green market for all us eco East Coasters, especially those of us in the Northeast.  Breathe Easy is based in New York with a number of dealers along the East Coast.  This is exciting news for those of us who have been eying green cabinet options such as AlterECO, which is only available to those on the West Coast.  Breathe Easy uses responsibly harvested woods, water-based, non-toxic glues and paints, and formaldehyde-free plywood box frames.   

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By |December 3rd, 2007|Categories: Materials, Recycled|Tags: , |4 Comments
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Carbon Neutral Era, Green Equity, Greenify Your Home, + Energy-Efficiency (WIR)

Can LEED survive the carbon-neutral era? Building equity into green homes. 100 tips & resources to greenify your home. Winds of change blow in Roscoe, Texas. Study claims energy-efficiency fails […]

By |December 1st, 2007|Categories: LEED, News, Week in Review|Tags: , |0 Comments
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Z-Glass House, 400 sf of Green Modern

You’ve probably heard of the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company … their houses have been featured in Time, Domino, USA Today, and the New York Times, to name a few publications.  The home pictured above is different from their other homes, which have that traditional, A-frame-esque shape.  All Tumbleweed homes are sufficiently small, but this home is modern.  It’s 400 sf of green modern.  The Z-Glass House is a stationary house, meant to be affixed to a foundation.  You buy the plans and find a contractor to build it for you (with costs ranging in the $100 – $200 psf range).  Or you can build it yourself.  Check the layout, too.  Such a great looking home, with a kitchen, bedroom, living room, and bathroom, what else do you need?  Add a little solar on the roof, or maybe even a Skystream, and call it done.

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By |November 30th, 2007|Categories: Modern architecture, Prefab, Single Family|Tags: , |4 Comments

[Video] Recycling On the Job, Deconstruction

There’s a new online video show hosted by Alex Pettitt called Mainstream Green.  Their videos are high-quality and super informative.  Sometimes, it helps to see how things work, so I love to show video as often as possible.  The video above is on recycling and deconstruction.  The deconstruction guy says the cost of on-site deconstruction is comparable to waste removal.  That’s a good.  Generally, people are self-interested and when it becomes profitable to do the right thing, more and more people will start doing the right thing.  Makes sense doesn’t it?

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By |November 30th, 2007|Categories: Conservation, Recycled|Tags: , |1 Comment
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Greenbuild 2007 Living Building Challenge Winners

Green certifications are important, but can you imagine a world where buildings are better than the best Platinum level certification?  Can you imagine a building that lives?  A living building is self-sustaining […]

By |November 29th, 2007|Categories: Energy Efficiency, Land Use, News, Water Efficiency|0 Comments
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