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39 posts from June 2010

June 30, 2010

Natural FSC Certified Flooring from Mafi

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If you're in the market for an engineered, wide-plank, natural flooring, Mafi is a great place to start.  The company uses FSC-certified woods that are treated with organic, natural oils (and no lacquer).  As a result, Mafi is "breathable," "warm," durable, and will not cup, gap, warp, or fail.  The Colorado-based company has operations on both the east and west coast and can create a floor to suit your project perfectly. 

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June 29, 2010

Fyto Wall Lively Vertical Garden Walls

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The show home for Dwell on Design, Eco Fab House, which just sold for $66,100 on eBay, was garnished with a vertical living wall from Fyto Wall and Design Ecology. The system was set up with modular panels, a soil-less hydroponic watering system, and pre-grown plantings.  Fyto Wall is estimated to require upkeep only once per month and can be used to reduce noise, reduce cooling loads, filter air, produce food, or, of course, add life to a design. 

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IQ Haus Prefab Unveiled in Los Angeles

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Last week, a newly completed IQ Haus by DNA European Design Studio was on display at Dwell on Design in Los Angeles, California.  The container home, clad in a contemporary application of Douglas Fir, was enjoyed by conference attendees and could have been the "coolest thing" there. 

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June 28, 2010

Green Solar Lumenhaus Wins in Europe!

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The team from Virginia Tech just took the top prize at Solar Decathlon Europe with their house pavilion, Lumenhaus, which was inspired by the Farnsworth House.  The deep green home was on display in the Solar Village in Madrid and viewed by more than 190,000 visitors.  

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Re:Focus House Dazzles the Internet!

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With the European counterpart to the Solar Decathlon now complete, the team from University of Florida walks away as winner of the Internet Award based on online voting open during the competition.  Their home, Project RE:FOCUS, blends three elements from historic Florida houses -- a covered open porch, a breezeway oriented to prevailing winds, and a porous breathable skin -- in a striking way.

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June 26, 2010

Better Shelter, Sustainability Myths, Recycling Homes, + Lowe's Funding

Week in Review

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June 25, 2010

Modern Green Compact House for All

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This tiny house -- the L41 House -- has been sneaking around the internet over the past few months.  It was on display at the Vancouver Olympics and visitors seemed to take a liking to the 220-square-foot beauty.  Designed by Michael Katz and Janet Corne, L41 House is small, energy efficient, and sacrifices nothing but extraneous space. 

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June 24, 2010

Circular Passive House Villa in Sweden

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Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture recently let us know of a newly completed Passive House in Borlänge, Sweden.  It's beautiful, prefabricated, contemporary, and, stating the obvious, circular.  The 1,700 square-foot home features an interior atrium, lake-facing kitchen and living room, and more private bedrooms and bathrooms on the other side of the home. 

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Broken Windshields Now Second Glass

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I'm fascinated by Second Glass, a product that was recognized on Sustainable Industries' Top 10 Green Building Products list this year.  Second Glass is a recycled glass product made in Portland of junk or damaged windshields using a patent-pending cold-melted process.

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June 23, 2010

Top 10 Green Building Products [2010]

Top-ten-building-products-sustainable-industries As the magazine does every year, Sustainable Industries has just published its list of the Top 10 Green Building Products of 2010.  Selections are chosen by an esteemed panel of judges -- Michelle Kaufmann, Barry Giles, Kris Kimble, and Liz Dunn -- based on design aesthetic, environmental performance, compatibility with LEED, and value, scalability/market impact, and innovativeness.  This year, the judges took interest in products that reuse resources or reduce energy.  Here are the top ten:

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