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Green Labeling, Sourcing Wind Energy, Sustainable Development + Landscape Design Rating System (WIR)

Most Americans and Canadians say "green" labeling just a marketing tactic. Harnessing the Wind to Fuel India’s Growth – as nations examine their carbon output, wind turbines provide one alternative to coal. Will sustainable development "shake up" architecture? Clean energy can’t meet growing demand, which is outstripping supply, pushing […]

By |October 6th, 2007|Land Use, News, Vegetation, Week in Review|0 Comments

[Video] The Green Building Revolution

It’s Friday, why not watch a little video?  High quality video content like this is hard to find online, so I thought I would share it.  A lot of people think green building is about saving energy.  It is.  But that’s just the tip of the proverbial iceberg.  Buildings. Use. Water. Materials. Land. […]

By |October 5th, 2007|Energy Efficiency, Gadgets, Land Use, LEED, News|0 Comments

Coal + Climate Change, ASLA's Green Roof, Sprawl Costs, Nanotechnology, Greener Homes + LEED Criticism (WIR)

The highly respected Ed Mazria, founder of Architecture 2030, says, "The only fossil fuel that can fuel global warming is coal. If you stop coal, you stop global warming. End of story." The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) reports on their green roof: it retained lots of water, reduced building energy costs, […]

[Video] What If You Could …

It’s Friday — why not enjoy a little video action?!  Via Equity Green, also filed in the JG Video Library.

By |August 31st, 2007|News|0 Comments

Jellyfish House, Future Sustainable Structures [Video]

I watched this video of the Jellyfish House by architects Lisa Iwamoto and Craig Scott, and needless to say, I was kind of blown away.  It’s quite compelling to watch, but at the same level, it’s complicated.  I can’t say I understand everything that’s going on but I like it.  Jellyfish are responsive to the environment around them, so like jellyfish, one concept with this house is that water is filtered and harvested through the actual structure of the home.  The structure uses UV light filtration, which could come down in price in the future, and titanium dioxide, which is now used for self-cleaning glass in tall skyscrapers.  This concept prototype for the future of sustainable living was designed (hypothetically) for Treasure Island, a decommissioned military base in San Francisco Bay with toxic top soil. 

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07.07.2007 – Thoughts on Live Earth, John Mayer + David de Rothschild

Unless you’re completely oblivious to what’s happening on Earth, you know there’s a world full of concerts going on.  Live Earth.  With some things, I like to exercise a modicum of skepticism to make sure I know my feelings on the issue.  I was slow to come around to Live Earth.  I mean, I […]