Trump's Stalled Golf, $1 Trillion Clean Energy Market, Small Wind Obstacles, Stylish Prefab, + Green City Branding (WIR)

Donald Trump’s "Greatest Golf Course" hits bird bunker – seven bird species, and plenty of Scots, hold up $2 Billion development.  Morgan Stanley estimates that clean energy sources like wind, solar, geothermal, […]

By |October 20th, 2007|Categories: Conservation, News, Prefab, Week in Review|Tags: , , |0 Comments

McDonald’s re Recent LEED Criticism

You’ve probably heard that Fast Company wrote a recent article about some of the potential problems with the LEED system.  Well, Bob Langert, Vice President of CSR at McDonald’s, just wrote a small response to Fast Company Magazine in an article titled “LEED = Progress for the Environment.”  Starting with the quote, “Perfection is the enemy of good,” Langert continued:


By |October 19th, 2007|Categories: LEED, News, Retail|Tags: , |0 Comments

Austin to Require Zero Energy Homes by 2015

The City of Austin, after a year of serious research by the Zero Energy Capable Homes Task Force,  announced a huge initiative towards requiring all new single-family homes to be zero-energy capably by […]

By |October 19th, 2007|Categories: Energy Efficiency, News, Solar|Tags: , |0 Comments

Fight Global Warming Now by Bill McKibben, Book Give Away

I just received an excellent book by the noteworthy, bestselling author Bill McKibben called Fight Global Warming Now: The Handbook for Taking Action in Your Community.  And as I’ve done in the past, I’m […]

By |October 18th, 2007|Categories: book, News|Tags: |0 Comments

Pardon The Interruption …

Right now, four sponsors have space on the right sidebar.  These sponsors have signed up through BlogAds, which means they’ve specifically chosen Jetson Green because they […]

By |October 17th, 2007|Categories: News|0 Comments

Sidwell Friends School, Anatomy of a Green School

The Sidwell Friends School is the first LEED Platinum-rated K-12 school in the world, but what’s incredible is the story behind it.  First, it’s a renovation of a fifty year old facility.  Second, the renovation involved the students, so everyone was able to participate and learn about the benefits of a green building.  Matter of fact, about sixteen 5th – 8th graders studied the building, wrote about its benefits, and recorded an audio feature explaining each green feature.  Feel free to take the green building tour to learn about low-VOC materials, CO2 monitoring, natural light, native plants, the green roof and biology pond, photovoltaic panels, a heat recovery wheel, vertical solar fins, and the settling tank, etc.  This is quite the impressive interactive visual/audio tour.  Seriously, great work. 


By |October 17th, 2007|Categories: Conservation, Energy Efficiency, Gadgets, Land Use, LEED, Nature, Solar, Water Efficiency|Tags: |0 Comments

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