First 1 Hotel & Residences, Starwood's Green Brand, Breaks Ground in Seattle

It looks like the joint-venture partnership of AvStar Seattle LLC, which is the combo of Starwood Capital Group Global LLC (SCGG) and Avalon Holdings, broke ground on the world’s first 1 Hotel & Residences […]

By |June 14th, 2007|Categories: Energy Efficiency, Hotel, LEED, Skyscraper|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Siberian Mixed-Use Ecological Tower by Foster + Partners

When I first saw the concept renderings, I thought I was looking at a diamond perched upon a hill.  To the contrary, the images show a new mixed-use sustainable tower concept, or "ecological tower," by Foster + Partners for Khanty Mansiysk, Siberia.  The tower rises on the foundation of two podium buildings, each diamond-cut in style to allow light to penetrate the atrium.  The apex of the tower will have a panoramic viewing platform and restaurant for guests to gaze out into the city.  Paramount to the design is the desire to facilitate solar gain (it’s cold in Siberia) and allow natural lighting.  Encompassed by a densely wooded area, the architects designed the building to minimize disturbance to the landscape. 

Good Links:++Designs Revealed for New Ecological Tower in Siberia [Foster + Partners]++Siberia’s Sparkling Eco Tower [WAN]


By |June 13th, 2007|Categories: Energy Efficiency, Land Use, Modern architecture, Skyscraper, Vegetation|Tags: |0 Comments

EcoUrban's LEED Platinum Home + Missouri's Newest Modular Developer [Updated]

Being Green Can Be Easy.  EcoUrban Homes Proves It.  The first of several up and coming EcoUrban homes was recently completed, and St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay was on location to celebrate the grand opening.  It just so happens that this home is probably one of the greenest homes in Missouri — it has obtained LEED Platinum rating.  Located at 3140 Pennsylvania Avenue in St. Louis, this 3-bedroom, 2-bath, modular home has a bamboo stairs, fiber cement board siding, double-pane low-e windows, R-40 Icynene insulation in ceilings and floors, built-in security system and recycling center, solid wheat board interior doors, ultra-low VOC paints, dual-flush high-efficiency toilets, and Energy Star lighting and appliances, to name a few green amenities. 


Winds of Change: Bingaman-Reid Renewable Portfolio Standard Energy Amendment

For those that follow the political realm, you may be aware that the Senate is considering a huge energy bill over the next 24 hours.  Some of the details of this bill […]

By |June 12th, 2007|Categories: News, Solar, Wind|Tags: , , |0 Comments

S2: The Top Ten Green Skyscrapers (EcoGeek)

Every Sunday, Jetson Green features a different green skyscraper, and flat out, I’m amazed at the innovation architects and engineers are putting into these towering eco-phallics.  So, in the spirit of looking […]

Smart-Home Tech, Big Houses, Wind Energy White Paper, + Peddling Smart Growth (WIR)

Wired to Sell – Smart-home technology is becoming increasingly available with a variety of conservation and convenience features.  Why Big Houses? The average, new American home is 2,400 sf; experts weigh in […]


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