Fat ZIP Codes, Urban Revival, Depressing Moldy Homes, Alcoa's Green Roof + Home Efficiency (WIR)

The Urban Revival – Cities may be the key to curbing climate crisis.  Fat Zones – Does where you live influence what you eat?  A new study says ZIP codes are surprisingly […]

By |September 1st, 2007|Categories: Energy Efficiency, Land Use, News, Solar, Week in Review|Tags: , |0 Comments

[Video] What If You Could …

It’s Friday — why not enjoy a little video action?!  Via Equity Green, also filed in the JG Video Library.

By |August 31st, 2007|Categories: News|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Instant Built House, Rapid Deployment Shelter

I like the idea of using things that we already have to create things that we need — which is probably why the concept of container housing is so intriguing.  In Las Vegas, Arnie Stalk, in conjunction with METRO Development Group and SHARE, has created an actual prototype of the Instant Built House.  IBH is a rapid deployment shelter made from standardized, recycled ISO modules — containers that can be transported via ocean cargo ships, railroad "piggy-back" trains, semi-trucks, helicopter airlift operations, and civilian and military jumbo air cargo transports.  In other words, an IBH can be shipped practically anywhere in the world in a moment’s notice. 

IBH Shelters are built with the following:  fully insulated walls, photovoltaic solar array for power, wind-ventilated scoops and skylights, roof-mounted HVAC units, satellite cable and internet, and internal waste collector and water recycling systems.  IBH models are secured on concrete caisson footings, foundations, and slabs.  I’m surprised they used Longhorn colors to paint it, but we’ll let that slide. :)

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By |August 31st, 2007|Categories: Affordable, Container Design, Gadgets, Materials, Prefab, Recycled, Solar|Tags: , |6 Comments

Green Building Videos All in One Place!

I know you could probably surf around and subscribe to a few channels here and there, but I’ve found a fun way to put the best green videos from YouTube all in […]

The Weather Channel Seeking LEED for HD Studio

I wasn’t able to find building images or renderings, but in noteworthy news, The Weather Channel recently announced plans to seek LEED Silver certification for its new, 12,500 sf HD studio.  According to Debora […]

By |August 29th, 2007|Categories: Energy Efficiency, LEED, News|Tags: |0 Comments

Top Three Free Reports on Green Building Costs

Environmentalism is all the rage right now, isn’t it?  It’s good, but we need to sift through some of the noise and clearly identify correct information.  With respect to the costs of […]

By |August 29th, 2007|Categories: Energy Efficiency, LEED, Lists, News|Tags: |7 Comments
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