Las Vegas' $7B LEED CityCenter Project (S2)

MGM Mirage is developing a 76 acre site between the Bellagio and Monte Carlo called CityCenter.  With about 18 million square feet of new construction (residential, hotel, resort, casino, etc.), CityCenter is […]

Platinum USGBC, Steelcase's IAQ, Energy Star Hits NM + CoStar Group (WIR)

USGBC’s New D.C. Headquarters Go Platinum – The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) can now hold itself out as an example of what green building is all about. The USGBC has a 22,000 […]

By |February 17th, 2007|Categories: Gadgets, LEED, News, Week in Review|Tags: , |0 Comments

Rocio Romero's LV Home (F2)

Click for more information on the LV Home by Rocio Romero, which is a 1,150 square-foot prefab with a living room, dining room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and closets–all starting […]

By |February 15th, 2007|Categories: Modern architecture, Modern design, Prefab|0 Comments

Video: Construction 2.0 + CleverHomes

  I was reading the Scobleizer and found a fairly substantial video interview with Toby Long, founder of the San Francisco-based, design-build firm CleverHomes.  Cleverhomes is one of those companies swimming […]

By |February 15th, 2007|Categories: Gadgets, Modern architecture, Modern design, Prefab|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Intangible Drivers of the Green Building Movement

Some cities require LEED or green buildings.  Some cities fast track the permitting process for green buildings.  Some cities provide tax incentives or some sort of creative financing for green buildings.  Nevertheless, developers say […]

By |February 14th, 2007|Categories: News|Tags: |0 Comments

LEED-H Silver Kelly Woodford Retreat Near Mt. Hood, Oregon

As one of the first residential LEED homes on the west coast, the Kelly Woodford home is blazing a trail for the future of residential construction.  In addition to its USGBC certification, the home is "net zero energy use" and Energy Star certified.  The 2,000 square-foot, three-bedroom/two-bath retreat has a great view of Mt. Hood and some pretty impressive green features.  Tom Kelly and Barbara Woodford built the home as a family getaway (with the Neil Kelly Company as general contractor), but they’ve also made the home available half the year to Neil Kelly employees to enjoy. 

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By |February 14th, 2007|Categories: Gadgets, LEED, Modern architecture, Recycled, Solar|Tags: , , |0 Comments
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