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36 posts from December 2009

December 31, 2009

35 Stunning Platinum Projects of 2009

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In the past year, we've discussed over 35 LEED Platinum projects, and they're all pretty incredible.  Some are renovations.  Others are new construction.  Some are big.  Others are small.  Some are officially certified.  Others are expecting certification.  The point is, we're at the point now where a LEED project is not worth mentioning -- typically speaking -- unless it's coming in at the highest level of USGBC certification.  Check out the best of the best (click the text links for more images and information).

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December 30, 2009

10 Shipping Container Projects of 2009

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If there's something we're seeing more of it's container projects.  And nothing brings out emotion like a shipping container project.  Some argue that the benefits of using containers for a structure's framework are negligible, if any, while others argue that container projects are too austere.  Or industrial.  Nonetheless, as long as you're building with old containers, we'll likely keep talking about the greener ones.  In the mean time, feel free to review the best of this year (click the text links for more images and information).

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December 29, 2009

19 Green Building Innovations of 2009

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We all know design will do a lot of the work in making a building green, but technology is important, too.  Over the past year, we've seen some interesting innovation in a broad category of articles we call building-related green technology.  Solar innovation is hot, and small wind -- albeit heavily scrutinized -- is doing some things also.  So, check out this retrospective on green technology in the built environment (click the text links for more images and information). 

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December 28, 2009

62 Innovative Green Homes of 2009

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Notwithstanding all the factors hammering the real estate world in 2009, we had the opportunity to cover over sixty-two innovative green homes.  Forward thinkers all over the country, and the world for that matter, are finding ways to develop, renovate, design, and build greener homes in different ways.  Some are more affordable.  Some are more efficient.  Some are certified at the highest level.  Some are prefabricated in days.  They're all interesting and innovative.  Click the text links below for more images and information.

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December 27, 2009

Green Trends, Energy Neutral Housing, Toxic Home Interiors, + The Future

Week in Review

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December 25, 2009

Happy Holidays from Us to You

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It’s that time of year and the crew here at Jetson Green would like to share well wishes for the holidays. Stay healthy, keep warm, and enjoy friends and family. We’re going to kick out some compilation articles over the next week that we hope you like. Reflect on some things and look forward. It’s been an interesting year with much to be thankful for ...

December 24, 2009

New Upcycled Container Cafe in Austin

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Mark Meyer of Austin-based designSTUDIO recently pointed us to one of his newest projects, la Boite.  La Boite is a green, environmentally sensitive cafe with locally baked goods, sandwiches, and coffee.  It was built from an old shipping container, and if you're interested in details of the transformation, read more about it on designSTUDIO's blog.  For the project, DesignSTUDIO used Rainwater HOG's for greywater collection, biobased spray foam insulation, and Forbo linoleum for the floor and one wall.  You can find la Boite on 1700 South Lamar Boulevard in Austin, Texas.  Looks fun, doesn't it?

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First Platinum Home Rehab in Georgia

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Recently, the home of architects Doug Glasgow (Lord, Aeck & Sargent) and Yun Lee (HDR CUH2A), located at 715 Kirk Road in Decatur, Georgia, was awarded LEED Platinum certification.  It's the first renovation in the state to achieve LEED certification, and the first renovation in the southeast to obtain Platinum level certification.  The gut rehab was performed by Hammertime Construction, a firm with expertise in green building.  Take a look inside ...

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December 23, 2009

Make Sure to Vote in The Homies 2009

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Last year, Apartment Therapy started The Homies to find and reward great shelter blogs. With shelter magazines going out of business left and right, I guess it’s a good idea to reward the best shelter blogs around.  So, this year, they have five categories for the The Homies: home design, home tech, kids at home, home cooking, and green home. We’re proud to have been nominated for the green home category – thanks for putting us on the list!

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New Solar Shingle Hits the Market!

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We’re starting to see a number of interesting products in the building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) area of solar innovation. A company out of Grass Valley, California – Sun Energy Engineering Co. – has developed a low-profile solar shingle, or Sun Energy Shingle, to be used instead of roofing shingles or over existing shingles. It’s available in custom colors, too, depending on what kind of look you’re trying to get on the rooftop.

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