C2C + LEED, Baltimore Going Green, + Exelon's Platinum HQ (WIR)

USGBC Now Allows Cradle to Cradle (C2C) Points under LEED Innovation in Design Category. Britain Assesses the Pros and Cons of Green Homes.  Baltimore is One Step Closer to Becoming […]

By |May 5th, 2007|Categories: LEED, News, Week in Review|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Top 10 Problems with Sprawl

At some point over the past year, the American population surpassed 300 million, and if we continue as expected, we’re going to have another 92 million people over the next 34 years.  […]

By |May 4th, 2007|Categories: Conservation, Land Use, Lists, Water Efficiency|Tags: , , |3 Comments

Modus Development, Array: Modern + Solar + Green

Modus Development is an innovative development group that works with infill sites in good locations to enhance the value of the land by improving the quality of life for those that live on it.  How do they do that?  With modern, cutting-edge, green designs.  Currently, Modus is working on a 9 townhouse project in Scottsdale, Arizona, called Array.  Each townhouse in Array will have a 2-kilowatt photovoltaic system provided by American Solar Electric.  The system is expected to generate about 28,800 kilowatt hours of electricity annually and offset roughly 30,000 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions.  In addition, Modus is building the project to LEED standards, which will make it the second LEED-certified project in the area.  According to Ed Gorman, President of Modus Development, "By adding the solar panels to the rooftops of every home, we create homes that are both architecturally unique and cost very little to operate."  Each 3-story townhome will have about 1,800 sf, with 2-bedrooms, a den/office/bedroom option, 2.5 bathrooms, and a detached 2-car garage. 

Good Links:+Modus Development [developer]+[merz] project [architect]+Modus Offers Solar for Scottsdale Townhomes [Phx Biz Journal]

[…]

Construction Waste: Singh Intrachooto + OSISU

Recently, I’ve run across the work of an environmentally friendly Thai architect named Singh Intrachooto.  Singh saw a problem in the industry and decided to do something to close the loop.  If you’ve […]

By |May 2nd, 2007|Categories: Commercial Interiors, Modern design, Recycled|Tags: , |0 Comments

David Hertz Designed LivingHome Makes 2007 Met Home Design 100 List

This year’s Met Home Design 100 list has a ton of green projects and products and one of the magazine’s choices is the David Hertz LivingHome shown above.  Built from a unique, […]

By |May 1st, 2007|Categories: LEED, Modern architecture, Nature, Prefab|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Importance of Natural Lighting

It’s free.  Use it.  Design with it in mind.  Natural light = equity.  More natural light = less artificial light.  It feels good.  Workers appreciate it.  Light chases away inhibition.  Natural light does not […]

By |April 30th, 2007|Categories: Conservation, Energy Efficiency|8 Comments
1

Popular Posts