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Jay Leno Delves Deeper into Small Wind

You may have heard of Jay Leno’s Green Garage, but have you heard about him installing the Delta II wind turbine on the building to generate electricity?  Delta II is an American-made, […]

By |September 4th, 2007|Categories: Energy Efficiency, Gadgets, Materials, News, Wind|Tags: |0 Comments
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Modular Bamboo Home by Gau Designs & Concepts

This is a modern, concept home design by Gau Designs & Concepts, a multi disciplinary design consultancy based in Montreal, Canada.  The idea of a green prefab home made of bamboo is quite compelling–that is, assuming the bamboo can be sourced locally.  Depending on the species, bamboo is quick to grow.  It’s also light and durable and has become popular to use in a variety of applications.  The house design allows for a slightly slanted roof, which is not too slanted to preclude a green roof, but that is oriented at the right angle to generate power with a photovoltaic array. 

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By |September 3rd, 2007|Categories: Gadgets, Materials, Modern architecture, Prefab, Solar|Tags: |0 Comments
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Green Tower Pair Planned for Metropolitan DC (S2)

A proposed million square foot, mixed-use development for Rosslyn Central Place in Arlington, Virginia (metropolitan DC area), recently received approvals.  With construction set to begin early in 2008, the objective of this development is to create an image and identify for Arlington, as well as a sense of place in the heart of Rosslyn.  This area of Rosslyn should become a hub of pedestrian activity, with various retail opportunities on the ground level.  There will be two LEED certified towers: one commercial tower will have 500,000 sf of premium space and the other tower will house 350 residential units.  The base of both towers will have about 50,000 sf of retail  amenities.  And one of the main luxuries of the development is the 10,000 sf observation deck above the commercial tower (pictured below).  The observation deck will feature 360 degree views of some of the most famous locations in the country.  See also Beyer Blinder Belle + WAN. 

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By |September 2nd, 2007|Categories: LEED, Modern architecture, Skyscraper|Tags: |0 Comments
  • cnet

[Video] XtremeHomes, Future of Green Housing

CNET and Michael Kanellos went on the scene at XtremeHomes’ factory to walk through the process of building a modern home.  The video is just over 3 minutes long and talks about […]

By |September 2nd, 2007|Categories: Conservation, Energy Efficiency, Gadgets, Materials, Modern architecture, Prefab|Tags: , |0 Comments
  • WIRv2

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
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