Gallery: The Best Sustainable Designs From Greenbuild Day 3

Interior Designer Chat hosted a series of educational sessions and a Green Bath Design competition in conjunction with Greenbuild. Before launching into the Green Bath competition, the class watched a few fantastic videos from that tell stories of residential green homes from the perspective of the home owner. Inhabitat sat in as the group learned Sketch Up, from a master modeler at Igloo Studios, which they used to build their green bath concepts. Designers presented their work to the representative eco expert judges from Kraftmaid Cabinetry and Brizo faucets. Results are not yet in, so check back at the IDC website for a peek at the competition winner.

To celebrate and honor the residents of the lower 9th ward, Bill McDonough spoke about his involvement in the Make it Right project. Together with Brad Pitt, he managed the development of 150 LEED platinum-certified homes in this area destroyed by hurricane Katrina. A new home owner of a Make it Right house took the podium after McDonough to give a heart warming story of how her family was forced to flee New Orleans and survived only on the kindness of strangers. When first moving to the newly-built eco home, her family did not have enough money to purchase furniture immediately and was forced to sleep on the floor. She was concerned that the carpet would make her sick, as she has experienced several times before. Two years later, she was ecstatic to say that her low-VOC Shaw carpeting has never irritated her allergies, and she is now a proponent of clean indoor air quality.

Cascade Engineering showcased their SWIFT wind turbine, which is perfectly-sized for your home, office, or apartment building. It is extra quiet, easy to install, and will save you a ton on your electric bill. See all the specs here.


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1 Comment

  1. John Whipple May 26, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    A very nice looking grab bar for sure. I have found that the illuminated grab bars from Elio to be code approved for wet locations and perfect for our seniors showers.

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