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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How Building Information Modeling (BIM) Helps Buildings Go Green

How Building Information Modeling (BIM) Helps Buildings Go Green

Measure twice, cut once. This old adage is one that craftsmen understand well and never question. Careful measurement and planning is essential in producing any quality product, and when it

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VIDEO: Inhabitat Sees Green at BKLYN Designs

VIDEO: Inhabitat Sees Green at BKLYN Designs

If you read Inhabitat, you know that we're huge fans of BKLYN Designs, the annual furniture exhibition that takes place in DUMBO, Brooklyn. This year, we were saddened that the show did not take

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VIDEO: Mary Lou Jepsen on One Laptop Per Child

VIDEO: Mary Lou Jepsen on One Laptop Per Child

Mary Lou Jepsen's keynote presentation of One Laptop Per Child at our Greener Gadgets conference a few years back was without a doubt one of the highlights of the event. The OLPC laptop, known

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VIDEO: Inhabitat Test Drives the Chevy Volt!

VIDEO: Inhabitat Test Drives the Chevy Volt!

When Chevrolet offered me a chance to test drive their brand new electric car, the Chevy Volt, several months ago I jumped at the chance. After all, I have been following the growing momentum

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INTERVIEW: Workshop APD’s Sustainable New Orleans

INTERVIEW: Workshop APD’s Sustainable New Orleans

In August 2006, Global Green and Brad Pitt announced the winners of the Global Green Sustainable Design Competition For New Orleans. The winning proposal, titled GreeNOLA and submitted by

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ECO LAMP SMACKDOWN: Vote Now to Decide Which Lamp Wins the Bright Ideas Design Competition!

ECO LAMP SMACKDOWN: Vote Now to Decide Which Lamp Wins the Bright Ideas Design Competition!

Last week, we announced 40 fabulous finalists in our Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition to find the best, most luminous examples of eco lamp designs, and the competition is really starting

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Announcing the Finalists of the Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition!

Announcing the Finalists of the Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition!

Light Bit of Reading Lamp by Lucy Norman Lucy Norman's "Light Reading" is made entirely from discarded books found at charity shops. Every page is folded in half, producing a circular

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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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