, Site Specific Energy Analysis

Here’s a little shout out for a brand spanking new website called  I like the website because it empowers individuals with facts necessary to live in a more sustainable way.  Included below are images of my experiment with CR, but this is all specific to MY HOME ADDRESS.  Every location is different, so feel free to plug in your address and see what it provides.


By |September 20th, 2007|Categories: Conservation, Energy Efficiency, Gadgets, Solar, Wind|Tags: |0 Comments

[Video] PowerPod, 500 sf of Modular, Green Living

Recently, I wrote an article about the energy efficiency of the PowerPod, and now, CNET’s Martin LaMonica has a video of the first PowerPod demo resting in a defunct coal power plant in […]

By |September 19th, 2007|Categories: Energy Efficiency, Gadgets, Materials, Modern architecture, Nature, Prefab|Tags: , , |0 Comments

1940s Era Home Conversion: Boxhouse

This is Boxhouse, an award-winning modern home in Boulder, Colorado, designed and built by Rob Pyatt as a University of Colorado College of Architecture & Planning project (advised/sponsored by Rick Sommerfeld).  Boxhouse explores adaptive reuse and recycling of an existing 900 sf home built in 1948.  Tons of images below …


By |September 18th, 2007|Categories: Gadgets, Materials, Modern architecture, Prefab, Recycled, Vegetation|Tags: |5 Comments

Excellent Posts and DoD Notes at BLDGBLOG

By |September 18th, 2007|Categories: Materials, Modern architecture, Vegetation|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Green Building A to Z by Jerry Yudelson; Book Give Away

Just a quick note on a new book that’s out by Jerry Yudelson called Green Building A to Z.  I received an advance copy that I’ve read through and want to give away to […]

By |September 17th, 2007|Categories: book, Gadgets, LEED, News|Tags: |0 Comments

Seattle Off-Grid Concept Combines Chickens, Crops + Sustainable Living (S2)

In the heart of Seattle, the design professionals at Mithun see a farm rising vertically into the sky.  Although it may never be built, the Center for Urban Agriculture (CUA) won “Best of Show” in the Cascadia Region Green Building Council’s Living Building Challenge.  Vertically constructed on a .72 acre site, the off-grid building is designed to be completely energy and water sufficient and will include 318 affordable apartments (studio – 2 bedroom).  And on top of that, there will be greenhouses, rooftop gardens, a chicken farm, and fields for growing vegetables and grains. 



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