Top-10 Green Building Products 2007 [BuildingGreen]

Well, it’s that time again and BuildingGreen, a company that also publishes the GreenSpec Directory, today announced their list of Top-10 Green Building Products.  It’s not so much that these products are better than everything else on the market, although they may be better, it’s that they’re cool additions to the GreenSpec Directory over the last year or so.  Most of the following ten products have multiple environmental attributes, but here’s a slim breakdown:  4 save energy, 2 save water, 3 are made of green materials, 1 helps situate solar power, and 2 avoid hazardous manufacturing/disposal of materials.  Without further ado:

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By |November 8th, 2007|Categories: Energy Efficiency, Gadgets, Lists, Materials, News, Water Efficiency|0 Comments

Urban Rio, Panama's First Affordable Green Container Project

UPDATE 3/16/09 – Urban Core International has gone dark.  The website was shut down.  If you have any concerns, feel free to contact us. 

Aaron Newman, founder and managing partner of Urban Core International, sent me the details of his latest project, Urban Rio.  Specifically, Urban Rio is a product of Urban Core's prefab and container division called Envision Prefab.  It's easy on the eyes, to say the least, and just so happens to be the first sustainable, affordable, container project in Panama. 

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William McDonough Launches Blog, C2C Community

William McDonough and Michael Braumgart, founders of MBDC and authors of the popular Cradle to Cradle book, just announced the launch of their new blog, the Cradle to Cradle Community Blog.  The blog looks […]

By |November 7th, 2007|Categories: Materials, News|Tags: |0 Comments

Greenbuild 365, Staying Informed on Greenbuild

If you’re like me, you want to be at the Greenbuild Expo, but there’s something keeping you from being there.  Maybe you’re too busy making a green difference in the world […]

By |November 7th, 2007|Categories: LEED, News|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Kalahari, Affordable Green Luxury Living

There’s an interesting article in the November issue of Inc. Magazine about Full Spectrum NY and their low-income, green development, The Kalahari.  Located at 116th Street in Harlem, Kalahari has an interesting […]

By |November 7th, 2007|Categories: Affordable, LEED, Modern architecture|Tags: , |0 Comments

Helix Wind System, Inexpensive – Reliable – Simple

This is the Helix Wind Turbine, a small-wind, residential scale option that could cut your electricity bills in half, if installed and situated properly.  This 2-kw grid-tie or off-grid system is designed to catch winds at lower speeds.  And it won’t hurt the birds, either.  According to the company’s website, the Helix System is inexpensive, reliable, and simple — it’s a good choice for low wind speed residential and commercial applications. The Savonius turbine based design catches wind from all directions creating smooth powerful torque to spin the electric generator.  Perfect customers live in areas that have amenable small wind zoning and get about 10 mph of wind/cross-winds.  Via EcoGeek.

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By |November 6th, 2007|Categories: Energy Efficiency, Gadgets, Wind|Tags: |2 Comments
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