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Project H’s Design Revolution Road Show Kicks Off in California!

Project H’s Design Revolution Road Show Kicks Off in California!

This month Project H Design is hitting the road in a vintage Airstream trailer with their Design Revolution Road Show, starting with exhibitions in SF and LA this week! The show will be run by Inhabitat's

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San Franciscans Turn Abandoned Lot Into Full-Fledged Farm

San Franciscans Turn Abandoned Lot Into Full-Fledged Farm

A proposed 239-unit development in San Francisco's Hayes Valley has yet to come to fruition, leaving an ugly, empty lot in its place. Seeing this, a group of enterprising citygoers have decided to turn

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SF’s Green Transbay Terminal Secures $171 Million for Construction

SF’s Green Transbay Terminal Secures $171 Million for Construction

We were excited to learn last year that the new Transbay Transit Center in downtown San Francisco would be built with green features in mind. We're even more excited now that the $4 billion terminal has

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Ironhorse: Sustainably-Built Affordable Housing in SF

Ironhorse: Sustainably-Built Affordable Housing in SF

Affordable housing developments are all too often shoddily built, with little consideration given towards environmental impact. That's why Ironhorse at Central Station, a planned development in Oakland,

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California Adopts the First Statewide Green Building Code

California Adopts the First Statewide Green Building Code

A round of applause for California! In an effort to trim statewide emissions by 1/3 by 2020, the state of California recently adopted CALGREEN, the first mandatory state-wide green building code in the

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San Francisco’s First Bike Box Gets Stenciled!

San Francisco’s First Bike Box Gets Stenciled!

San Franciscans, if you were wondering what that green painted box on Scott St. is for, wonder no more. San Francisco's first green bike box now has a user-friendly picture of a bicycle stenciled on it.

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Ultra Modern Tafoni Home is a Floating Residence for San Francisco

Ultra Modern Tafoni Home is a Floating Residence for San Francisco

If you're in the market for a floating home but not diggin' the dark, cramped image that the word "houseboat" typically brings to mind, we think the Tafoni Floating Home will really "sway" you (get it -

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UC Berkeley Students Imagine a New Life for Old Bay Bridge Span

UC Berkeley Students Imagine a New Life for Old Bay Bridge Span

San Francisco's Bay Bridge is undergoing some serious construction that will leave an ugly casualty behind: the old eastern half of the bridge span. Last year, Rael San Fratello Architects proposed that

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Adobe Headquarters Installs 20 Vertical Axis Wind Turbines

Adobe Headquarters Installs 20 Vertical Axis Wind Turbines

Eventually, we'll be squeezing renewable energy out of every possible source we can - especially from rooftops in urban areas. Adobe Systems is at the forefront of this trend, having just installed

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Tafoni Prefab Floating House is Inspired by the California Coast

Tafoni Prefab Floating House is Inspired by the California Coast

Houseboats are a staple of the San Francisco Bay Area, but many people find them too cramped to be a permanent residence. The Tafoni Floating Home, designed by Joanna Borek-Clement aims to change that

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Iconic SF Coca-Cola Billboard Gets a Green Makover

Iconic SF Coca-Cola Billboard Gets a Green Makover

Ever pass by the giant glittery Coca-Cola billboard in downtown San Francisco and wonder just how much energy it sucks up? Not nearly as much as it used to, now that the whole thing has been replaced with

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Bessie Carmichael School Awarded Grant for LEED Certification

Bessie Carmichael School Awarded Grant for LEED Certification

Recently software manufacturer Adobe Systems Inc. gave a grant to the US Green Building Council (USGBC) to help San Francisco Bay Area schools achieve LEED certification, and the Bessie Carmichael School

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Project H’s Design Revolution Road Show Hits The Road!

Project H’s Design Revolution Road Show Hits The Road!

On February 1st, design nonprofit Project H Design (run by Inhabitat's own Emily Pilloton), will hit the road for a 25-school, 75-day, 6300-mile tour and exhibition showcasing design for social impact!

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Sunday Streets Return to San Francisco!

Sunday Streets Return to San Francisco!

San Francisco has just announced that it will be continuing its popular Sunday Streets program next year with new dates and locations for 2010! Running for the past two years, the event closes off a

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San Francisco Launches Sustainable Financing For Green Building Renovations

San Francisco Launches Sustainable Financing For Green Building Renovations

from the Mayor of San Francisco, Gavin Newsom... This week in Copenhagen, representatives from nations around the world are debating the best measures to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions and

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Fifth Annual Gorgeous & Green Eco-Fashion Show

Fifth Annual Gorgeous & Green Eco-Fashion Show

This year marked Global Green's 5th annual Gorgeous and Green fundraiser and celebration in beautiful San Francisco. This star packed event promoted the organization's numerous charitable green

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San Francisco’s Transamerica Building Gets LEED Gold

San Francisco’s Transamerica Building Gets LEED Gold

Just yesterday, one of our favorite mayors, Gavin Newsom in one of our favorite cities, San Francisco, announced that SF's landmark Transamerica Pyramid Building, will now be classified as one of the

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Fifth Annual Gorgeous & Green Benefit in San Francisco

Fifth Annual Gorgeous & Green Benefit in San Francisco

This year's Gorgeous & Green Gala is happening Tuesday, December 8th at the W Hotel in San Francisco and Inhabitat will be on the scene! Dine with celebs, check out the latest eco-fashions, sip on

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The Green Sight + Sound Eco Art Benefit is Tonight in SF!

The Green Sight + Sound Eco Art Benefit is Tonight in SF!

CALLING ALL SAN FRANCISCANS! If you're looking for a way to recover from the rampant consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, you might want to head out to the Mina Dresden Gallery tonight for a

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Michelle Kaufmann Tours Twitter’s New Eco-Friendly Office

Michelle Kaufmann Tours Twitter’s New Eco-Friendly Office

Michelle Kaufmann, one of our favorite design heroes, just took a tour of social media giant Twitter's brand new eco-friendly office space in downtown San Francisco, and we've got all the sweet details

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San Francisco Offers Christmas Trees that Live on After the Holidays

San Francisco Offers Christmas Trees that Live on After the Holidays

Since loads of us love Christmas trees and all things that bring Christmas cheer, here's a way to indulge in your tree without killing it (strange tradition we’ve had all these years, eh?) The city of

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San Francisco Green Festival Starts Tomorrow!

San Francisco Green Festival Starts Tomorrow!

CALLING ALL SAN FRANCISCANS! The mother of all green events, the San Francisco Green Festival starts tomorrow! This huge 3-day event runs from November 13th-15th and will feature a sustainable food

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re:Use Canopy Upcycled from Plastic Cups by BIOS Design Collective

re:Use Canopy Upcycled from Plastic Cups by BIOS Design Collective

One of the main principles of permaculture is that "the problem is the solution." Problem: tons of waste cups created by attendees of the OutsideLands concert in San Francisco. Solution: a fabulous

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Habitat for Humanity and PG&E Support Green Neighborhood in Oakland, CA

Habitat for Humanity and PG&E Support Green Neighborhood in Oakland, CA

Recently we took the trip to Oakland, CA to visit a Habitat for Humanity East Bay Project of particular interest for its pairing of energy-efficient homes with families in need of housing. What was once

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REMINDER: Join Our LIVE Chat with San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom TODAY at 12pm PST!

REMINDER: Join Our LIVE Chat with San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom TODAY at 12pm PST!

CALLING EVERYONE LOOKING TO GREEN THEIR CITY! In less 4 hours, we're going to be jumpstarting our LIVE conversation at City Hall with San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and we want YOU to be there! This

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Join our Webinar With SF Mayor Gavin Newsom TOMORROW at 12pm PST!

Join our Webinar With SF Mayor Gavin Newsom TOMORROW at 12pm PST!

CALLING ALL SAN FRANCISCANS & everyone looking to green their city! We're thrilled to announce that we're going to be interviewing San Francisco mayor GAVIN NEWSOM TOMORROW at 12pm PST, and we're

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Civic Leaders and Designers Collaborate on Good Design for SF

Civic Leaders and Designers Collaborate on Good Design for SF

As part of last month's Architecture and the City Festival GOOD magazine took it upon themselves to match San Francisco civic leaders with well-respected designers to attack city problems head-on. In a

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Join our Webcast With Mayor Gavin Newsom Next Wednesday at 12pm PST!

Join our Webcast With Mayor Gavin Newsom Next Wednesday at 12pm PST!

CALLING ALL SAN FRANCISCANS & those of you who want to green your cities! We're interviewing San Francisco mayor GAVIN NEWSOM next Wednesday the 28th at 12pm PST, and we're inviting YOU to join us next

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San Francisco Implements Nation’s First Mandatory Composting Law

San Francisco Implements Nation’s First Mandatory Composting Law

San Francisco already diverts over 72% of its waste from landfills thanks to rigorous recycling efforts, and now the city is set to cut down on trash even more with the country's first mandatory

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Schoolhouse Rock Reaps Platinum Town Center

Schoolhouse Rock Reaps Platinum Town Center

In California, one district's fault is another town's treasure. When the Portola Valley School District realized its mid-century single-room schoolhouse straddled the San Andreas Fault — known for its

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