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Dwell on Design Brings the Best in Green Design to Los Angeles This Weekend!

Posted By Jessica Dailey On June 24, 2011 @ 7:40 pm In Green Design Events,green furniture,green Interiors,Green Products,Green Talks | 2 Comments

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From electric vehicle test drives [1] to fully-built sustainable homes [2], the best green designs [3] will be landing in Los Angeles starting TODAY for Dwell on Design 2011 [4]. The annual design extravaganza brings an incredible array of products, furnishings, and housewares to the L.A. Convention Center for three days of talks [5], exhibits [6], and events [7]. Inhabitat [8] will be hosting the Modern Family Lounge [9], so if you’re in the City of Angels, stop by and say hello. Hit the jump for a preview of a few of the dozens of eco-tastic activities that will be happening.

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If you’ve always wanted to take a spin in a super sleek EV, you’ll have the chance at Dwell on Design. Organized by Ron Cogan of Green Car Journal [10] and GreenCar.com [11], attendees will have the opportunity to test drive 13 different electric and hybrid cars [1]. The Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, the Audi A7 sedan, and the cute Mitsubishi’s Euro-style i-MiEV will all be available.

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On the showroom floor, there will be a featured exhibit of a 500 square foot green home of the future [2] designed and conceived by Ecofabulous [12], pieceHomes [13], and prefab builder OneBuild [14]. The fully-appointed structure is outfitted with the latest green furnishings that highlight innovation in design with cutting-edge materials and new technologies. Green features include solar passive heating, natural ventilation, PV-ready, bathroom tiles made from recycled glass, renewable cork floors and much more.

If you’re looking to learn a little something about green design at the event, Dwell on Design has an entire stage devoted to sustainability. Events will range from a panel of prefab experts [15] to discussions of the future of landscape architecture [16]. On Friday evening, Bill McDonough, author of the revolutionary book Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things [17], will be giving the keynote speech [18]. During his speech, he will “describe how Cradle to Cradle intentional thinking about design, architecture, and industry can create a future that is ‘more good’ rather than ‘less bad.’”

If you haven’t bought them already, you can purchase tickets online here [19], where you can also view the complete list of exhibitors and events.

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URLs in this post:

[1] electric vehicle test drives: http://www.dwell.com/articles/green-car-test-drive.html

[2] fully-built sustainable homes: http://www.dwell.com/articles/ecofabulous-house.html

[3] green designs: http://inhabitat.com/inhabitat-reports-on-the-best-of-dwell-on-design-2010/

[4] Dwell on Design 2011: http://dod.dwell.com/

[5] talks: http://dod.dwell.com/stages/1

[6] exhibits: http://dod.dwell.com/exhibition-overview

[7] events: http://dod.dwell.com/dwell-design-week

[8] Inhabitat: http://inhabitat.com/dwell-on-design-features-more-brilliant-green-design-than-ever/

[9] Modern Family Lounge: http://dod.dwell.com/modern-family

[10] Green Car Journal: http://www.greencargroup.com/cart/

[11] GreenCar.com: http://www.greencar.com/

[12] Ecofabulous: http://www.ecofabulous.com/

[13] pieceHomes: http://piecehomes.com/

[14] OneBuild: http://www.onebuildinc.com/

[15] a panel of prefab experts: http://dod.dwell.com/prefab-prominence

[16] the future of landscape architecture: http://dod.dwell.com/living-landscapes

[17] Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things: http://www.amazon.com/Cradle-Remaking-Way-Make-Things/dp/0865475873

[18] the keynote speech: http://dod.dwell.com/william-mcdonough

[19] purchase tickets online here: http://dod.dwell.com/tickets

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