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May 12, 2010

Future of Work and Cities [Newsweek]

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Recently, Newsweek asked three well-known architecture firms to explain what cities will look like in 2030.  Using New York City as the location, these firms -- HOK; Cooper, Robertson & Partners; and Richard Meier & Partners -- responded to the hypothetical with The Future of Work and other musings as to how we will work, live, interact, and move around in 20 years. 

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May 10, 2010

Top 10 Green Architecture Firms

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In conjunction with Architect magazine's second annual listing of the Architect 50, the magazine also created a list of top 10 green architecture firms.  Its findings are based upon surveys administered during the first three months of this year to 161 firms.  The survey isn't large enough to consider all firms, but Architect welcomes applications through its team of editors. 

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May 08, 2010

Green Prefab Home Planned for NYC

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New World Home brings modular technology and sustainability to traditional home design, and, as far as traditional is concerned, these homes are quite nice.  So when you think about it, the collaboration between Country Living magazine and New World Home is perfect. 

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May 07, 2010

New Paradigm: Living Built Environment

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Everything is changing over at the Cascadia Green Building Council.  Dropping the word “Region” from its name, the organization has new moniker to go with a new motto, “Envisioning the Living Future.”  But that’s not all.  The mission is new, too.  These changes seem designed to convey an upbeat focus not on individual buildings or projects but the whole built environment. 

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May 05, 2010

Putting the Location in LEED

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Late last week, you may have heard, the USGBC, NRDC, and CNU officially launched LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND).  The pilot program opened in July 2007 with about 240 participating projects.  Now, with the launch, project teams around the world can register online and get going. 

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Design Blooms with these Five Products

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In an effort to find truly sustainable and beautiful commercial interior design, the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and Interiors & Sources magazine partnered to create the Bloom Awards.  Now in its second year, the winners have just been released and will be recognized at NeoCon next month.  These five products, according to a press release, successfully marry innovation and sustainability in their category.  

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May 01, 2010

Nine Green Home Projects to Do Today

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Eric Corey Freed, architect and principal of Organic Architect, has a new book in stores this month -- Green$ense for the Home -- and Allison Arieff was able to pry a list out of Freed of simple green home projects for renters and homeowners.  This is the low-hanging fruit, to use the proverbial phrase, but that doesn't mean there's no impact or benefit.  To paraphrase Freed’s responses to Arieff, here are the nine green projects:

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April 23, 2010

What to Do for Earth Day 2010?

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Earth Day is an interesting day in the green blogging world.  Some like to throw a bash, while others literally like to bash the existence of Earth Day.  Here at Jetson Green, we're kind of in between in that we just let you do what you do.  But we've also received hundreds of emails and releases for various endeavors, and it's hard to squander them all.  So, if you're looking for something to do, here you go:

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April 22, 2010

2010 AIA COTE Top Ten Green Projects!

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As it does every year at this time and just in time for Earth Day, the AIA and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) have announced the top ten examples of sustainable architecture and green design. 

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April 08, 2010

Best of Green Design and Architecture

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This site is honored to be named with several other innovators on Treehugger's Best of Green 2010 in the Design + Architecture category for Best Design Twitter Feed and Reader's Choice Design Twitter Feed.  Shout out to the folks at Treehugger and definitely @lloydalter, who has been a friend of this site for several years running.

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