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Links Roundup of the Week: Going Mainstream

Posted By Olivia Chen On May 1, 2009 @ 3:30 pm In Architecture,Blog links,Design,Design for Health,Green Roof,New York City | 1 Comment

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Throughout April, we have been covering a number of design events [2] and trends that seem to increasingly capture the public’s attention. We like that being green doesn’t mean being crunchy. Rather, eco-consciousness [3] is transcending stereotypes and rethinking how we live and relate to our world. As public awareness increases, we see that people are finally understanding that green design [4] is vital and viable. Even after the hey-dey of Earth Week [5], we are loving that there is such a thirst for eco-design knowledge that even publications not traditionally known for skewing green are offering environmental news coverage.

The NY Times [6] created an interactive graphic [7] that explains passive home design [8].

The Wall Street Journal [9] asked four architects to create designs for the most energy-efficient homes [10] they could imagine.

Core77 [11] highlights a video from the White House blog which features Van Jones [12] discussing the benefits of green roofs.

The Chicago Tribune [13] shares a preview [14] of Pete Nelson’s fifth book, “New Treehouses of the World.”

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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/?p=27035

[2] design events: http://www.inhabitat.com/category/milan-furniture-fair/

[3] eco-consciousness: http://www.inhabitat.com/tag/eco-conscious-gifts/

[4] green design: http://www.inhabitat.com/category/architecture/

[5] Earth Week: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/04/17/inhabitat-blog-picks-of-the-week-local-activism/

[6] NY Times: http://www.nytimes.com

[7] interactive graphic: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/04/30/business/energy-environment/20090430_businessofgreen_house.html?ref=businessspecial2

[8] passive home design: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/03/09/slunakov-eco-education-center/

[9] Wall Street Journal: http://online.wsj.com

[10] designs for the most energy-efficient homes: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124050414436548553.html

[11] Core77: http://www.core77.com

[12] Van Jones: http://www.core77.com/blog/business/green_roofs_new_urban_jobs_and_local_food_source_13263.asp

[13] Chicago Tribune: http://www.chicagotribune.com

[14] preview: http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/lifestyle/green/sns-green-tree-house21-pg,0,4492510.photogallery

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