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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TALLEST SKYSCRAPER IN SAN FRANCISCO WILL BE GREEN?

TALLEST SKYSCRAPER IN SAN FRANCISCO WILL BE GREEN?

Skidmore Owings Merrill’s proposed new tower for San Francisco Think the words “Green Skyscraper” are an oxymoron? Whatever your feeling on energy-guzzling giant steel

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MICKEY MOUSE SUSTAINABLE FARMING at Disney EPCOT

MICKEY MOUSE SUSTAINABLE FARMING at Disney EPCOT

(EPCOT agriculture intern shows off specially grown Mickey-shaped pumpkin) Anyone who's ever been to Florida has probably visited Walt Disney World, and if you have - you've hopefully visited

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MICHELLE KAUFMAN’S NEW PREFRAB: The MkLotus

MICHELLE KAUFMAN’S NEW PREFRAB: The MkLotus

Michelle Kauffman, prefab designer extraordinaire, is at it again. Her newest mkLotus design, a zero-energy prefab home with a long list of green features, will debut at next week's West Coast

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EARTH2TECH: GigaOm Launches Sustainable Tech Blog

EARTH2TECH: GigaOm Launches Sustainable Tech Blog

Regular readers of Inhabitat will know that we don't often get into our personal lives here on this site - but when sustainability news overlaps with family ties, we feel that its our duty to

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TOP 5 Weirdest Ways to Power Your Home

TOP 5 Weirdest Ways to Power Your Home

As solar panels and wind turbines become more and more commonplace in homes, it appears that green energy is finally moving into mainstream. But lest you fear that solar power is becoming too

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MALAWI YOUTH BUILDS WINDMILL TO POWER VILLAGE

MALAWI YOUTH BUILDS WINDMILL TO POWER VILLAGE

With all the sobering news lately about global warming and war, it's important to remember all the positive things that are ALSO going on in the world at any given time. Case in point: the

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THE ART OF GREENWASHING

THE ART OF GREENWASHING

We just spotted this hilarious cartoon on greenwashing by Tom Fishburne. I think it speaks for itself on the humorous lengths that some brands will go to get on the eco bandwagon. + Tom

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TOP 5 CHAIRS MADE FROM TRASH

TOP 5 CHAIRS MADE FROM TRASH

We at Inhabitat are huge supporters of the trash-to-treasure approach to design. Using repurposed, discarded, and recycled materials is not only eco-friendly and gives new life to seemingly

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MICKEY MOUSE ECO FARMING at Disney’s EPCOT Center

MICKEY MOUSE ECO FARMING at Disney’s EPCOT Center

(EPCOT agriculture intern shows off specially grown Mickey-shaped pumpkin) Anyone who's ever been to Florida has probably visited Walt Disney World, and if you have - you've hopefully visited

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OZO CAR Hybrid Car Service

OZO CAR Hybrid Car Service

If the overwhelming number of gas-guzzling yellow cabs on the streets of New York is as sobering to you as it is to us, you're in luck- OZO Car provides the perfect green alternative to on-call

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DOG POOP POWER FOR SAN FRANCISCO

DOG POOP POWER FOR SAN FRANCISCO

Anyone who's ever spent time in San Francisco (and perhaps stepped in a stinky patch in Duboce park) knows that this is a city that loves its dogs. So much so that dog poop is a real issue in

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SUPERSLEEK LED DESK LAMP – Z-Bar by Koncept

SUPERSLEEK LED DESK LAMP – Z-Bar by Koncept

While wandering the halls of ICFF this year we came across this beautiful new LED Lamp design by Koncept and were instantly smitten with its graceful lines and clarity of purpose.

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POSTOPOLIS!

POSTOPOLIS!

Despite the 90 degree weather, 100% humidity and interesting “acoustic issues” we encountered while holed in the tiny concrete (un-air-conditioned) Storefront gallery space for 5

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LAST DAY OF POSTOPOLIS!

LAST DAY OF POSTOPOLIS!

The fabulous architecture blogging event Postopolis is drawing to a close in New York City today. Today is the LAST day of the fascinating event, and the day's presentations wrap up with a

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POSTOPOLIS – FRIDAY JUNE 1st

POSTOPOLIS – FRIDAY JUNE 1st

Postopolis has been open in NYC since Tuesday, and the past three days have been amazingly chock full of things to see and do. So many provocative speakers and discussions have been crammed

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SUSTAINABILITY PANEL AT POSTOPOLIS – Send in questions!

SUSTAINABILITY PANEL AT POSTOPOLIS – Send in questions!

Calling all of you who live outside New York who would like to participate in Postopolis! If you've been checking in over the past couple days on Inhabitat, you've probably noticed that we

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POSTOPOLIS BEGINS!

POSTOPOLIS BEGINS!

Postopolis opened yesterday to a warm reception over at the Storefront For Art and Architecture Gallery on Kenmare street in SoHo. I was thrilled to see all four of our blogs' names posted in

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POSTOPOLIS STARTS TODAY!

POSTOPOLIS STARTS TODAY!

Calling all architecture fans in New York City! If you're a New Yorker who likes architecture, we've got an exceptional 5 day event starting TODAY at the Storefront For Art and Architecture

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RECYCLED BOTTLE CASCADE CHANDELIER

RECYCLED BOTTLE CASCADE CHANDELIER

When we spotted Michelle Brand’s gorgeous Cascade Chandelier at HauteGREEN this year, we were drawn to the beautiful design like eco-minded moths around a CFL bulb. When we took a closer

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HauteGREEN BEST IN SHOW: Inhabitat Awards

HauteGREEN BEST IN SHOW: Inhabitat Awards

Given the overwhelming success of the HauteGREEN show this year, and the increasingly large numbers of designers participating, we felt it was time to apply our 'editors-choice-awards' model to

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DESIGN WEEK PARTY PICS 2007

DESIGN WEEK PARTY PICS 2007

Aside from all the amazing designs- chairs, products, homewares, and spaces- that make NY Design Week such a wonderful whirlwind, when you get right down to it, it's a week of parties. The

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HAUTE GREEN 2007

HAUTE GREEN 2007

xDesign's fabulous Air-Filter Plant Lamp All of you NY design fans have probably wondered why we've been a bit slow on the Design Week reportage this year... We have been thoroughly attending

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TOM DIXON SPEAKING AT HAUTEGREEN TODAY!

TOM DIXON SPEAKING AT HAUTEGREEN TODAY!

Calling all Tom Dixon fans in New York! We want to remind you that the renowned British designer Tom Dixon will be speaking at HauteGREEN TODAY, Saturday May 19th at 3pm. The maverick

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DWELL HARLEM HOUSE – A Green Home Renovation

DWELL HARLEM HOUSE – A Green Home Renovation

When Alysia Reiner and David Alan Basche went searching for a home in Manhattan, they had no idea they'd end up rescuing an abandoned crack house and turn it into a green dream home - all in

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MODGREENPOD Sustainable Fabrics & Upholstery

MODGREENPOD Sustainable Fabrics & Upholstery

One thing we are especially excited to check out at this weekend's HauteGREEN show is the new range of fabrics and wallpaper by ModGreenPod. Sisters-in-law Nancy Mims and Lisa Mims design

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THE REEE RECYCLED PLAYSTATION CHAIR

THE REEE RECYCLED PLAYSTATION CHAIR

If you're a gamer who's concerned about the state of the planet, have we got just the thing for you! Now you can send your old dusty video game consoles to a better place with the Reee Chair -

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COPYCAT OR COINCIDENCE? – 4Korners versus Scrapile

COPYCAT OR COINCIDENCE? – 4Korners versus Scrapile

While attending BKLYN Designs this weekend, we were surprised to come across a Brooklyn-based design company creating furniture which bears much more than a passing resemblance to our friends

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BKLYN DESIGNS 2007: Inhabitat Reports

BKLYN DESIGNS 2007: Inhabitat Reports

Every year attending BKLYN Designs is one of my favorite parts of NY Design week. The show is small and curated, so most of the work is very good. The best part, of course, is that all the work

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RECLAIMING DESIGN at HauteGREEN

RECLAIMING DESIGN at HauteGREEN

In coordination with this year's HauteGreen exhibition during New York Design Week, Inhabitat will be hosting a star-studded panel discussion surrounding the topic of using reclaimed materials

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T-SHIRT COMPETITION FINALISTS- VOTE NOW!

T-SHIRT COMPETITION FINALISTS- VOTE NOW!

Drumroll please.........We know you're anxious to see the finalists for the Inhabitat T-shirt competition, and the results are finally in. Happily, we had a ton of interest in the contest and

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