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Market Style Apartments: Comfortable, Green Apartment Community for Naval Personnel

The Navy has commissioned a $39.5 million, 2-level, 6 courtyard apartment community for about 420 Naval service members in Norfolk Naval Station.  What’s most impressive is that the community will use environmentally friendly design […]

By |December 19th, 2006|Categories: LEED|Tags: |1 Comment
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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