Jill Fehrenbacher

 

Jill is the founder of Inhabitat, as well as a LEED-AP green designer and green design consultant based in New York City. She created Inhabitat in 2005 as a way to catalog her search for new ways to improve the world through forward-thinking, high-tech, and environmentally conscious design. Educated at Brown University, where she received a B.A. in Art Semiotics, and Central St. Martins, where she received an M.A. in Design Studies, she currently resides in New York City, which so far has been good for her obsession with rooftop farming and vegan fast food restaurants.

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INHABITAT VIDEO: The Opening of the NYC High Line!

INHABITAT VIDEO: The Opening of the NYC High Line!

The highly anticipated second section of the High Line Park will open next week in NYC to what's bound to be a flurry of excitement. Back in 2009, just as the park was first inaugurated, we

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WIN $1000 in The Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition

WIN $1000 in The Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition

Heads up industrial designers, lighting luminaries, and creative crafters - enter your design in competition and you could win $1000! Do you have an idea for a engaging energy-efficient lamp

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THE STORY OF INHABITAT: How Inhabitat got its start

THE STORY OF INHABITAT: How Inhabitat got its start

If you’ve ever been curious about how Inhabitat got its start, today is your lucky day. As the founder and editpreneur behind the blog-turned-business, I spend much of my thoughts focused on

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Green Graffiti Bunnies and Bambies Loose on The Streets of NYC!

Green Graffiti Bunnies and Bambies Loose on The Streets of NYC!

HAPPY SPRING EVERYONE!!! In the spirit of wishing you a happy spring, we'd like to share with you some adorable green moss bunnies and bambis adorning the walls of construction sites in

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EXCLUSIVE PICS: Inside Hearst Tower, New York City’s First LEED Gold Skyscraper

EXCLUSIVE PICS: Inside Hearst Tower, New York City’s First LEED Gold Skyscraper

While we write about innovative green buildings every day on Inhabitat, as New Yorkers, being located right in the heart of New York City affords us the opportunity to see firsthand many of the

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PHOTOS: Inside Williamsburg’s New Passive House by Loadingdock5

PHOTOS: Inside Williamsburg’s New Passive House by Loadingdock5

We write about cool green buildings all the time on Inhabitat, but seeing them with our own eyes is a special treat. That's why we were stoked when the owners and architects of Williamsburg's

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Environmental Documentaries Bring a Green Theme to 2011 Academy Awards

Environmental Documentaries Bring a Green Theme to 2011 Academy Awards

Gasland Gasland is the a visually provocative story by writer director Josh Fox who was inspired to explore the dangers of gas drilling when he was offered money to drill at his property in

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Bodkin Presents Fall/Winter 2011 Collection at New York Fashion Week

Bodkin Presents Fall/Winter 2011 Collection at New York Fashion Week

We were on the scene this week as designer Eviana Hartman unveiled Bodkin's Fall/Winter 2011 collection at New York Fashion Week. The blustery winter night was a perfect backdrop for the cozy

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EnPieza’s Shimmering Volivik Chandelier is Made From Recycled Bic Pens!

EnPieza’s Shimmering Volivik Chandelier is Made From Recycled Bic Pens!

This gorgeous chandelier is made from 347 recycled Bic Pens and paper clips - can you believe it? Who says you need crystal to create a stunning chandelier! Inhabitat first laid eyes on this

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Inhabitat is looking for a WordPress / PHP Developer!

Inhabitat is looking for a WordPress / PHP Developer!

Hey Wordpress / PHP gurus! Inhabitat needs your expertise. We're currently looking for one or more awesome PHP / Wordpress rockstars to fill ongoing, part-time or full-time freelance

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VIDEO: Grow a Treehouse with Terreform

VIDEO: Grow a Treehouse with Terreform

We love treehouses here at Inhabitat and are enamored with eco-architect Mitchell Joachim's visionary ideas about how to grow living treehouses from ficus molded around frame structures. We've

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INTERVIEW: Designer Tom Dixon Talks About Sustainable Design

INTERVIEW: Designer Tom Dixon Talks About Sustainable Design

Tom Dixon, design pioneer and all around renaissance man, was one of the big hits of HauteGREEN's festivities, where he spoke about issues, concerns and contradictions in sustainable design,

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Support Your Local Economy With Small Business Saturday!

Support Your Local Economy With Small Business Saturday!

Tired of hearing horror stories about lead in toys, mercury in electronics, and melamine in baby formula? Remember that you can make your voice heard with your purchasing decisions. When you go

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Tesla & Toyota Unveil RAV4 Electric Vehicle at LA Auto Show

Tesla & Toyota Unveil RAV4 Electric Vehicle at LA Auto Show

Earlier this spring we announced the very exciting news of Toyota's $50 million dollar investment in Tesla and their partnership to build a new mass-market electric vehicle, and now we are

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How to Foster Workplace Productivity With Food & Fitness

How to Foster Workplace Productivity With Food & Fitness

The idea that happier employees are more productive employees is by no means new, but one employer is taking his devotion to keeping his team happy, healthy and productive to new levels of

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Top 5 Green-Themed TV Shows For Kids!

Top 5 Green-Themed TV Shows For Kids!

While we're not huge TV addicts or fans of excessive boob-tubing, we do find that TV can occasionally be relaxing, enjoyable, and sometimes even illuminating. So if you are an eco-minded parent

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NYC Readers: Join Our Focus Group THIS EVENING!

NYC Readers: Join Our Focus Group THIS EVENING!

Heads up New York Inhabitat Readers! Are you an avid Inhabitat reader? Do you want to meet the team behind Inhabitat and have a hand in helping us improve the website? Looking for a free meal

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5 Green Business Models That Are Booming in Hard Times

5 Green Business Models That Are Booming in Hard Times

As we all know, the economy has been in a rough patch for awhile. But while many businesses are going under and closing up shop, certain types of green businesses have been doing extraordinarily

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Inhabitat is Hiring in New York

Inhabitat is Hiring in New York

Hey New York readers - Interested in working for Inhabitat or know someone who might be? We are currently looking for talented and energetic people for full time positions with Inhabitat in New

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Inhabitat is Looking for Interns in New York City!

Inhabitat is Looking for Interns in New York City!

WANT TO BE AN INHABITAT INTERN? Fall in New York City is one of the best times of the year, and while we here at Inhabitat love to revel in the leaves changing color and brisk weather, we

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Enter The Recycled Denim Challenge to Win a $200 Gap Gift Card!

Enter The Recycled Denim Challenge to Win a $200 Gap Gift Card!

CALLING ALL ECO DESIGNERS AND CRAFTY DENIM DIY-ERS! Have you reincarnated a favorite pair of old jeans into a heavenly new creation? Well, our eco fashion design site Ecouterre and GAP 1969

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What Recession? For Cupcake Bakers, Business is Booming

What Recession? For Cupcake Bakers, Business is Booming

At a time when many businesses are throwing in the towel, why are more and more new cupcake shops opening up everywhere? It's not just sheer sugary audacity - the sweet treats might be some of

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Take Our Reader Survey and Win a Shirt or $200 Gift Certificate!

Take Our Reader Survey and Win a Shirt or $200 Gift Certificate!

WE WANT TO KNOW WHAT YOU THINK! Our readers are the backbone of Inhabitat, and we want to get to know you a little better! What do you like about Inhabitat? What could we do better? If you

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Stand Up While You Work For a Greener and Healthier Life

Stand Up While You Work For a Greener and Healthier Life

Are you sitting down for this? Well, you may want to stand up, actually... recent studies have confirmed something that common sense has been telling us all for years: spending too much time

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5 Phone Apps to Boost Your Brain!

5 Phone Apps to Boost Your Brain!

Is texting, twittering and surfing the web on your cell-phone making you stupid? Quite possibly, according to journalist Nicholas Carr, and a whole host of other articles that have been

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VIDEO: Inhabitat’s Green Renovation for the Comcast Town Contest!

VIDEO: Inhabitat’s Green Renovation for the Comcast Town Contest!

You may (or may not) recall that last year we ran a virtual home makeover design contest with Comcast Town, where the grand prize was a sweet collection of new home entertainment electronics and

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Go Green and Recycle Your Old Stuff at The Hester Street Fair THIS WEEKEND!

Go Green and Recycle Your Old Stuff at The Hester Street Fair THIS WEEKEND!

HEY NEW YORKERS! Go green this weekend with Inhabitat, The Lower East Side Ecology Center, and the Hester Street Fair! If you’ve been trying to go green and clean out your closets of old

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How to Use Social Media Proactively to Build Your Green Brand

How to Use Social Media Proactively to Build Your Green Brand

Smart business owners realize that good customer service is more than simply a drain on resources -- but is a great marketing strategy to differentiate from competition and build brand loyalty.

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