OMD Prefab Video + Jennifer Siegal Interview

Recently, I blogged about Jennifer Siegal and Office of Mobile Design (OMD) and wanted follow up because I found this video of her Venice, California show house.  It’s a short, 2-minute video packed […]

By |October 25th, 2006|Categories: Gadgets, Modern architecture, Modern design, Prefab|Tags: , , |2 Comments

Sustainable Building Precursor: Opportunities + Widgets

Think big, think innovative, and think independent. Going green requires taking proactive choices about how you interact with the world we live in. I like to think of all these green opportunities as web widgets that you can pull out of the sky and place them in your home. I'll take the Energy Star appliance widget, the plug-in hybrid vehicle widget, the CFL light bulb widget, the zero-VOC paint widget, the dual-flush toilet widget, etc.!
By |October 25th, 2006|Categories: Solar, Vegetation, Wind|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Cincinnati City Council Passes Ordinance Granting Tax Benefits to Green Builders

On September 20, 2006, Cincinnati City Council took a bold step to pass an ordinance, at the motion of council members Laketa Cole and Chris Bortz, that provides tax and $ incentives to residential […]

By |October 25th, 2006|Categories: LEED, News, Solar|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Energy Star Eco Intuitive Washer + Dryer Combo

When you’re buying appliances for the home, whether you’re replacing or starting new, it is imperative to go for products that are energy efficient.  Many times, you can look for the Energy Star label, […]

By |October 25th, 2006|Categories: Gadgets|Tags: |2 Comments

ParkUrbia: PB+CO's Green Home Concept

I noticed this futuristic, yet realistic, home concept in the latest issue of Popular Science.  It’s was designed by PB+CO (aka Philippe Barriere Collective) and "reflects the desire to create socially responsible communities […]

By |October 24th, 2006|Categories: Modern architecture, Modern design, Recycled, Solar|Tags: |4 Comments

Fort Bliss Plans to Create Largest, 10 SQ Mile Solar Farm

We don’t need no stinkin’ coal!  Fort Bliss is right on the money with their visionary plan to build a 1-gigawatt (yes, that’s what the article says), 10 square mile solar farm at Fort […]

By |October 23rd, 2006|Categories: Gadgets, News, Solar|Tags: |1 Comment

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