3Form Named a Top 25 Fastest Growing Company in Utah Business Magazine

I was in Utah over the weekend for Equity Green’s wedding.  He’s a real estate tax guy named Garrett, so visit the archives if […]

By |January 16th, 2007|Categories: Modern architecture, Modern design|Tags: , , |0 Comments

IceCycle: Innovation in Thermal Energy Storage

Guest post contributed and co-authored by Mark Glover, CEO of Trinity Thermal Systems, and David Anderson, COO of Trinity Thermal Systems.  Mark and David are joint founders, inventors, and pioneers in green energy storage technology.

The Current Energy SituationStorage is an integral part of every man-made system we have.  We have food in our pantries, fuel in our car gas tanks, and water in our water towers to meet our needs on demand.  Man’s greatest machine is our mass network of electricity and grid, but it does NOT have storage built in.  Which means, it is not only how much, but when we use electricity that is important.  Electrical supply and demand must perfectly balance every minute of every day; standby electric capacity must exist to instantly ramp up to the highest possible peak demand at a moments notice, with reserve capacity of ten to fifteen percent in case demand is under estimated or mechanical breakdown occurs.  If we fail to meet even a moment of this growing demand, we have blackouts or brownouts that paralyze our business economy and threaten the health of our families.


By |January 11th, 2007|Categories: LEED, News|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Green Key Real Estate Expands into Second Office (Marin County)

Here on Jetson Green, I’ve talked about EcoBroker, but I’ve been waiting to talk about Green Key Real Estate.  I’ve been waiting to see how the market would respond to their services […]

By |January 10th, 2007|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Sustainable, High-Performance illumaWALL by Duo-Gard

The "illumaWALL," which is a translucent illuminated wall system designed to project a programmable million+ colors, has been singled out by both Architectural Record and Buildings magazines in their 2006 lists […]

By |January 9th, 2007|Categories: Gadgets, LEED, Modern architecture, Modern design|Tags: |0 Comments

Green Building: A Contractor's Perspective by Chris Hurst

The average consumer, architect, or designer has no clue what I am talking about when I describe energy-efficient, sustainable construction. To build a super-insulated passive house is not really difficult--sure it costs more, but the payback averages about 5 years for the extra cost. Then you're insulated from future energy price hikes (i.e., you can pay me a little bit more now or the utility/oil company can take a lot more for the rest of your life!).
By |January 8th, 2007|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

Skyscraper Sunday: LEED Gold Connecting Old + New (Seattle)

I came across an interesting statistic (which will be obsolete in no time) about LEED certified office buildings.  There are about 669 LEED certified office buildings, and of that number, […]

By |January 7th, 2007|Categories: LEED, Skyscraper|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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