Technische Universität Darmstadt Takes First Place at Solar Decathlon 2007

It’s pretty unbelievable to see all these cool houses at Solar Decathlon.  I mean, why can’t all houses look like this?  Late yesterday, it was announced that the Technische Universität Darmstadt team from Germany took first prize.  Congratulations!  Word on the street is that this house was consistently swarmed with visitors the entire week.  Rightfully so, too.

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By |October 20th, 2007|Categories: Modern architecture, News, Solar|Tags: , , |4 Comments

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:

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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
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