August Green: Kicking Out the Shouts

As August starts to wind down, I’d like to kick out a quick, Sunday shout to those of you that are reading my blog and taking the time to email, comment, or place a […]

By |August 27th, 2006|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

[August] Architectural Record House of the Month: Belmont Geothermal Home

I thought I would post information on this home, not because of its superior green features, although it does have green features, but because of the architect’s attention to modern design and the client’s […]

By |August 24th, 2006|Categories: Modern architecture, Modern design|Tags: |0 Comments

USGBC Notes 20% Increase in LEED APs

The number of LEED Accredited Professionals (LEED AP) has increased 20 percent year over year, bringing the total number of LEED APs to 25,000.  Accreditation is received from the USGBC, and the rapid increase in […]

By |August 24th, 2006|Categories: LEED|Tags: |0 Comments

Adobe's San Jose Building Goes LEED-EB Platinum Green

As a person smitten with the entrepreneurial bug, I always love to read Business 2.0 magazine when it comes in the mail.  And it’s not that the magazine has ideas for me to start […]

By |August 23rd, 2006|Categories: Corporate, LEED|Tags: |2 Comments

Differentiation Strategy: EcoBroker, GreenHomesForSale, Etc.

Applications for building permits have slowed down, some projects have been tosssed, and interest rates are inching higher. Homes sales will be ugly, to use the headline of one news article. All the while, […]

By |August 21st, 2006|Categories: Prefab|Tags: , , |0 Comments

LivingHomes Combines Style + Sustainability

LivingHomes Founder Steve Glenn has knocked the socks off the eco-conscious world with his modern homes that emphasize beauty + environment.  As I’ve been thinking about how I want to blog about this company, I’ve noticed a flurry of posts and press releases regarding this Ray Kappe-designed abode that was just awarded LEED-H Platinum.  It’s such an incredible home, with that undeniable confluence of modern and sustainability.  Hard to beat that.  This is the first residential building to receive the USGBC’s Platinum LEED-H rating and it’s raising the bar for residential construction: zero energy, zero water, zero waste, zero carbon, and zero emissions. LivingHomes received a total of 91 out of a total possible 109 points, to barely skirt past the 90 point threshold required to obtain a Platinum rating.  It will be 80% more efficient than similar sized home and was constructed with 75% less waste than a traditional one.

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By |August 17th, 2006|Categories: LEED, Modern architecture, News, Prefab|Tags: |5 Comments
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