Monthly Archives: January 2007

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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|Uncategorized|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, only 38 are remodels.  Why?  When you have a building that’s occupied, how are you going do a green renovation […]

By |January 7th, 2007|LEED, Skyscraper|0 Comments

Noteworthy Green News: Week in Review

Kulongoski Proposes $30 Million for Green Energy – Oregon Governor Kulongoski’s budget proposal includes $5.2 million for the nation’s first in-water wave generation and demonstration research facility, $2 million to the state’s energy department to place solar panels on top of schools and $10 million to foster geothermal projects at Oregon universities. Another […]

By |January 6th, 2007|News, Week in Review|0 Comments

Nominate Jetson Green for the 2007 Bloggies: "Best New Weblog"?!

Well, I don’t know how this will go, but who cares, right?  I’m going to give it a shot.  Preliminary voting has opened for The Seventh Annual Weblog Awards: The 2007 Bloggies.  There are a few different categories that you can vote in, but I’m only going for the "Best New Weblog" category.  […]

By |January 5th, 2007|Uncategorized|0 Comments

BusinessWeek's Residential Green Tech: Wind Turbines, Geothermal, Solar Panels

There’s a slide show on BusinessWeek, which is part of a story written by Aili McConnon.  The story is called, "For Houses, It’s Glamorous to be Green."  For attribution, the link to the slide show is here, but I’ve taken the slide show images and text and created a photo loop through […]

By |January 5th, 2007|Gadgets, Solar, Wind|1 Comment

LEED Gold David L. Lawrence Convention Center: The Three Rs in 2006

The David L. Lawrence Convention Center (DLLCC) was conceived from a design competition in 1999, which was won by Rafael Vinoly Architects, P.C..  After a few years of construction and phased openings, the large structure was completed in September 2003.  After receiving LEED Gold certification, the Pittsburgh structure became […]

By |January 3rd, 2007|LEED, Modern architecture, Modern design|1 Comment