Mixed Use Summit 2006: 4 Reasons To Think About Sustainability

"If you're not thinking about sustainability, you're missing the boat. TODs, urban development, LEED, etc. There are four reasons you should be thinking about it: (1) it's the right thing to do, (2) your competition's doing it, (3) it adds value to the project, and (4) it speeds up the process." - Ken Ryan, Principal of EDAW Inc.
By |December 18th, 2006|Categories: LEED, News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Skyscraper Sunday: City of Arabia's "Green" Times Residences

Dubai has money like no other place I’ve ever seen.  They’re working to beat Taipei 101, so they can have the tallest building in the world.  Now, they’ve announced this building called Times Residences, […]

By |December 17th, 2006|Categories: Modern architecture, Modern design, Skyscraper, Solar|Tags: |4 Comments

Noteworthy Green News: Week in Review

Enertia: Houses Heated + Cooled by the Sun – No furnace, air conditioner, heat pump or swamp cooler — just an innovative design that harnesses geothermal energy and sunlight year round. […]

By |December 16th, 2006|Categories: Solar|Tags: , |0 Comments

Official Jetson Green Prodigious Commenter Contest

So in the spirit of giving and encouraging eco-edification via comments, I'm inaugurating the Official Jetson Green Prodigious Commenter Contest. I will give away $25 to the 500th comment on Jetson Green. Not necessarily on this post, but when we get to that point, you'll know...
By |December 15th, 2006|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |1 Comment

Eco-Friendly Knight Benches from Forms+Surfaces

First, it's fabricated with solid aluminum made of 95 % recycled content. The surface is then clear-coated to resist oxidation (not sure what the coat is). The wood slats are Ipe, which is a sustainably harvested wood that has the USDA Forest Products Laboratory's highest rating for decay and insect resistance. What's better, the bench is fully recyclable, which is important when looking to the life cycle of the products being used.
By |December 14th, 2006|Categories: Modern design|Tags: , |0 Comments

Natural Home + 2 Eco-Smart Townhouses: A Project in Green Renovation (Brooklyn)

The building won't be torn down, it will be renovated. The interior will use IceStone recycled counters (C2C), salvaged wood or bamboo flooring, and Kirei board cabinets. Finishes will be with low or no-VOC water-based poly (American Pride). The house will be wired with solar energy via photovoltaic panels. Also, there will be a solar-thermal and gas-fired system to heat and cool the place. In addition, the developers will use the Health House criteria (regarding moisture + humidity control, energy efficiency, and air filtration + ventilation) to guide them in making the indoor air quality top notch. This should be an interesting project to follow throughout 2007.
By |December 12th, 2006|Categories: Modern architecture, Solar|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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