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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
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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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Steve Wozniak, Notables to Speak at West Coast Green

Today, it was announced that Steve Wozniak, ‘The Woz’, will be speaking at West Coast Green on Thursday, September 20.  On the same day, he will be joined by Bob Berkebile, a 30 year […]

By |August 28th, 2007|Categories: News|Tags: |0 Comments
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Jefferson Green Raises Bar for Commercial Buildings

Jefferson Green, not to be confused with Jetson Green, is one of only twelve LEED-CS Gold buildings in the country.  It’s also the first Gold commercial building and the largest and most energy-efficient LEED building in New Mexico.  AND it’s expected to be the first commercial building in New Mexico to certify under LEED-CI (this one Gold, too).  That’s a double Gold.  The three-story, 85,000 sf spec office building uses 30% less water and 45% less energy than the average local office building.  Designed by Dekker/Perich/Sabatini, Jefferson Green is a model for commercial buildings of the future.  The design called for some of the following features: underfloor air system, operable windows, water-efficient plumbing fixtures, xeric landscaping, low-VOC interior materials and applicants, IceStone countertops, Armstrong Dune ceiling tile, 3Form resin, and Forbo Marmoleum flooring.  The building received all the possible LEED points in the Indoor Environmental Quality category and almost all the possible points in the Water Efficiency category.  Nice work. 

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By |August 28th, 2007|Categories: LEED, Modern architecture|Tags: |0 Comments
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TrailerWrap Project, Mobile Home to Modern Pad

Exploring issues of sustainability and energy efficiency, the TrailerWrap Project aims to provide simple, affordable solutions to improve conditions in mass-produced, low-cost mobile homes.  Mobile homes are a prolific form of living, and important one, but they can be inefficient, ugly, and uncomfortable to live in.  So the University of Colorado at Denver College of Architecture cooked up sketches and prototypes, a kit to transform the common mobile home.  And now, that process is complete and they have the first actual TrailerWrap home.  I’m completely blown away by the results. 

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By |August 27th, 2007|Categories: Affordable, Modern architecture, Prefab|Tags: , |0 Comments
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Michigan Home Skystream Video, Small Wind Benefits

The Skystream here cost about $13k (including installation) and is intended to provide roughly 30-70% of the home’s energy, depending on weather conditions.  The video is interesting in that it shows the […]

By |August 27th, 2007|Categories: Conservation, Energy Efficiency, Gadgets, News, Wind|Tags: , , |0 Comments
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