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Green Building & Remodeling for Dummies

Green Building & Remodeling for Dummies

Green Building & Remodeling for Dummies is the perfect holiday gift for those of us who are interested in green building, but need a little expert help. Admittedly, the For Dummies® books are a smart

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First LEED Platinum Carbon Neutral Building!

First LEED Platinum Carbon Neutral Building!

Carbon-neutral buildings are not new news, but the first-ever LEED-platinum carbon neutral building certainly is. The Aldo Leopold Foundation Headquarters, located in Wisconsin, has been certified as the

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Green Halloween Costume Contest Winners!

Green Halloween Costume Contest Winners!

Halloween is officially over now and we saw a lot of entertaining, inspiring and just plain weird costumes this year. After sifting through the submissions, we've decided that the Inhabitat Green

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GREEN YOUR APPLIANCES! Coffee Makers

GREEN YOUR APPLIANCES! Coffee Makers

Overall, coffee machines and espresso makers are not the greatest energy drains on our monthly electric bill, so the green options are more subtle and complex than choosing a washer/dryer or refrigerator.

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GREEN YOUR APPLIANCES! Dishwashers

GREEN YOUR APPLIANCES! Dishwashers

The dishwasher is a modern convenience that saves us hours of cleaning and drying time, not to mention pruny dishpan hands. But is the dishwasher an extravagance in our eco-conscious age? You might be

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THE 11th HOUR: Be the Change

THE 11th HOUR: Be the Change

For those of you looking for some end-of-summer cinema, the most important film to go see in the next few weeks is The 11th Hour, a global warming documentary produced and narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio

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GREEN YOUR APPLIANCES! Washers and Dryers

GREEN YOUR APPLIANCES! Washers and Dryers

We’ve enjoyed covering the surging interest in eco-fashion at Inhabitat – particularly new designers experimenting with bio-based materials and organic sources, produced with green and socially

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GREEN YOUR APPLIANCES! Refrigerators

GREEN YOUR APPLIANCES! Refrigerators

This summer with our new special series we'll be investigating four different home appliances to learn about efficient energy use, green design, and eco-friendly choices. First stop on our green

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GREEN YOUR APPLIANCES! Summer series starts next week

GREEN YOUR APPLIANCES! Summer series starts next week

Despite the convenience that home appliances provide (like not having to handwash dishes or laundry), your favorite electronic household helpers are actually one of the largest energy-suckers in your

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PROJECT7TEN HOUSE Gets LEED Platinum

PROJECT7TEN HOUSE Gets LEED Platinum

There are very few LEED Platinum homes in the country, but Los Angeles seems to be amassing a small collection of homes which have received the coveted distinction of sustainable design. Following in the

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CALIFORNIA TO REDUCE FORMALDEHYDE LEVELS

CALIFORNIA TO REDUCE FORMALDEHYDE LEVELS

With all the emphasis on energy and water, we sometimes forget that there is another aspect to sustainability that is not as often mentioned, indoor air quality. So it was with great interest that we read

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AIA GREEN CONVENTION: Notes from the Expo

AIA GREEN CONVENTION: Notes from the Expo

The Exposition at this year's AIA Convention was overwhelming, to say the least. After traversing the floors for over three hours, I think we might have seen half of the exhibits, and perhaps only

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FIRST GREEN CONVENTION CENTER in Pittsburgh

FIRST GREEN CONVENTION CENTER in Pittsburgh

In a city that's seen a remarkable urban resurgence in the past decade, Pittsburgh's David Lawrence Convention Center stands along the Allegheny River as a beacon of both beautiful architecture and

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ILLUMAWALL by DUO-GARD

ILLUMAWALL by DUO-GARD

Meditation Room in Blacksburg VA, Virginia Tech Design Team for ABC’s Extreme Makeover We've been singing the praises of daylighting and translucent architecture ever since we began preaching the

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GREEN DESIGN IN 2006

GREEN DESIGN IN 2006

As the year end approaches and we count down to the new year, we want to take a moment to reflect on the year in design. 2006 has been a pivotal year for green design. With the success of Al Gore's An

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GREENING THE IVORY TOWER

GREENING THE IVORY TOWER

Buildings consume 40% of the world’s energy every year. Buildings generate almost half of the carbon dioxide emissions that cause global warming. 40% of landfill currently comes from construction

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“REDISCOVERED” WOOD & THE TRITON SAWFISH

“REDISCOVERED” WOOD & THE TRITON SAWFISH

The Sawfish has been around for a couple years now, but we took notice after spotting it at Greenbuild two weeks ago. The timber provided by this robotic logger received accolades as one of Building

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GREENBUILD DENVER: The Chemistry of Green Building

GREENBUILD DENVER: The Chemistry of Green Building

For those of you who think that last week's Greenbuild Conference was all about grass roofs and composting toilets, think again. One of the more diverse sessions was led by a group of chemists from the

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GREENBUILD DENVER: Women in Green Design

GREENBUILD DENVER: Women in Green Design

What does sex have to do with sustainability? This is a question posed by a new book coming out called Women in Green: Voices of Sustainable Design. It's an issue that resonates heavily with the staff

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GREENBUILD DENVER: Products & Materials

GREENBUILD DENVER: Products & Materials

Well folks, we've got some good news and some bad news; The good news is that you're currently reading one of the best weblogs for keeping up to date with all the latest and greatest materials in the

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GREENDBUILD DENVER: opening day

GREENDBUILD DENVER: opening day

The USGBC's Greenbuild Conference kicked off bright and early Wednesday morning as several speakers took the stage for the opening plenary. Some were expected, like the USGBC President Rick Fedrizzi.

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LORAX’S “GREENEST HOUSE IN SAN FRANCISCO”

LORAX’S “GREENEST HOUSE IN SAN FRANCISCO”

I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees. I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues. -- Dr. Seuss, The

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PREFAB FRIDAY: MkSolaire

PREFAB FRIDAY: MkSolaire

Michelle Kaufmann's prefab home designs have become a perpetual favorite at Inhabitat. Her latest, the mkSolaire, is no exception. Depending on where you live, there are a variety of alternatives for

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BUILDING GREEN: A how-to for the Green Builder

BUILDING GREEN: A how-to for the Green Builder

Here at Inhabitat, we frequently focus on the latest green designs or sustainable products, but on occasion we come across wonderful publications that absolutely deserve to be brought to our readers'

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GREEN BUILDING 101: The Conclusion

GREEN BUILDING 101: The Conclusion

As summer comes to a close, so does our weekly series on green building. Hopefully we have expanded your knowledge of applying sustainable concepts in your own home, whether it’s a studio rental in the

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PIRATE BAY HOUSE by Stuart Tanner Architects

PIRATE BAY HOUSE by Stuart Tanner Architects

Stuart Tanner Architects has created a breathtakingly beautiful modern getaway, tightly perched on a cliff between the Tasman National Park and the Pirate's Bay Beach. Not only does this home offer

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Michelle Kaufmann Glidehouse

PREFAB FRIDAY: Michelle Kaufmann Glidehouse

With Dwell on Design fast approaching, we're dedicating today's Prefab Friday to a perennial presence on the prefab scene: Michelle Kaufmann. Kaufmann's spaces are clean, modern, breezy and daylit, and

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GREEN BUILDING 101: DESIGN INNOVATION

GREEN BUILDING 101: DESIGN INNOVATION

The Green Building 101 series has taken us inside the house and out, looking at site selection, water efficiency, day lighting, eco-power, and environmentally friendly materials. The final segment in our

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2006 SUNSET IDEA HOUSE

2006 SUNSET IDEA HOUSE

One calendar year seems like a decade when considering the evolution of green building. So compared to last year's Sunset Magazine Idea House, the 2006 Celebration Idea House represents years of

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2005 GREENBUILD

2005 GREENBUILD

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) will be holding its 4th official GreenBuild International Conference & Expo in Atlanta this week. This annual conference brings together professionals from the

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