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36 posts from December 2009

December 22, 2009

NanaWall Launches Folding Glass Wall System with Triple Glazing

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NanaWall Systems provides a sleek, folding, glass wall system that's seen in a lot of green homes that we mention (for example, see this Sunset Breezehouse).  A homeowner may purchase a NanaWall for any number of reasons, whether to blur indoor and outdoor spaces, provide views, or draw natural light into interior spaces.  Now, though, all this can be done with greater efficiency using NanaWall's new SL70 with triple glazing system. 

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Efficient SIPs Green House in Virginia

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In Powhatan, Virginia, there's this three-level home that Handcraft Homes built with SIPs.  Designed by Watershed Architects, the project anticipates a minimum of LEED Silver certification and, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, was built for about $280,000.  The owners expect to recoup the extra cost of their green investment through energy savings gained over about seven years. 

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December 20, 2009

Unhealthy Tap Water, Asphalt Jungle, Appraising Green, + Top Green Products

Week in Review

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December 19, 2009

23 Modern Solar Powered Mews in LA

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RLG Properties, Inc. recently announced this new single-family development in Atwater Village that takes advantage of the small lot ordinance in City of Los Angeles.  With 23 homes under construction -- all of them will have 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and an open floor plan -- prices at The Mews start at $599,000.  Designed by Corsini + Stark, green features include extensive daylighting, operable clerestory windows, natural ventilation, Grasscrete permeable paving, bamboo flooring, drought tolerant landscaping, energy efficient appliances, and an installed solar system.

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December 18, 2009

12 Platinum Net Zero Energy Homes

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In North Boulder, there's a new, green neighborhood development called Spring Leaf.  The neighborhood's first home, its model home, has been completed.  In total, Spring Leaf will include six single-family homes and six townhomes that will be all-electric, super efficient, and easily LEED Platinum.  Moreover, they'll all be net-zero energy homes powered by solar and geothermal systems.  

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December 17, 2009

Honeywell Wind Turbine Coming Soon!

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In July, we mentioned a small wind turbine from Earthtronics and Honeywell and want to provide an update.  We also have some newer images of what the actual turbine may end up looking like.  The WT6500 Wind Turbine, referred to as the Honeywell Wind Turbine Gearless Blade Tip Power System, will be priced at $5,995, with early units available in select Ace Hardware Stores starting in February 2010.

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Container Solar Charging Station in NY

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According to a recent press release, a sustainable energy company called Beautiful Earth Group just unveiled this containerized electric vehicle (EV) charging station in Red Hook, Brooklyn.  With a soaring array of photovoltaic panels, the BMW Mini E pictured runs exclusively on fresh, green power generated by the off-grid, modular station.  You’ll note that the station just so happens to be built with recycled shipping containers, too.

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December 16, 2009

Two Passive House Row Homes in Philly

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If you're in the area, the next project by Postgreen, the development company behind the award-winning 100k House, will be open for tours on Thursday, December 17.  Dubbed The Passive Project, the tour will include two newly constructed row houses built to a rigorous and trendy German Passiv Haus standard.  When certified, these homes -- located at 2318-2320 Amber Street -- should be the first to do so in the Philadelphia. 

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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind [Giveaway]

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We are giving away one (1) copy of this book to a random commenter at the end of Friday, December 18, 2009.*

Recently, Harper Collins was kind enough to send a review copy of a new book called The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind.  It's the story of William Kamkwamba, a youngster in Malawi who built a home-made wind turbine to light his home.  Before reading the book, I thought it was going to be about William's discovery of wind power and how that changed his family and life.  It was that.  But the discovery of wind power was really only a fraction of this touching story.  This is one of the top books of the year.

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December 15, 2009

Massive Solar Powered Sundial Building Now Complete in Dezhou, China

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The new congress center for the 4th World Solar Cities Conference, which takes place in September 2010, is now complete.  Located in Dezhou of the Shandong Province, the 75,000 square meter (807,293 square feet) center includes exhibition centers, scientific research facilities, meeting and training facilities, and a hotel.  It'll be a showcase of solar design, solar desalination, and, of course, about 50,000 square-feet of solar panels on the exterior. 

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