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WEST COAST GREEN 2009: Day 1 Roundup
Posted By Ariel Schwartz On October 2, 2009 @ 2:00 pm In Architecture,Green Design Events,Green Products,Prefab Housing,San Francisco,Sustainable Building | 2 Comments
Each year, West Coast Green  brings together the largest conference on green innovation for the built environment  with leading sustainable businesses and an eclectic group of green technology and exciting design exhibitors. This year’s batch of booths focused mainly on natural building materials and alternative energy , with a few futuristic electric vehicles  thrown in. Many of the products are already available, but some, including Armageddon Energy’s solar panels and the Stak Block, are still in the testing stages. Check out all of our fantastic finds after the jump.
The UM24 foldable electric bicycle, designed by ELV Motors , can travel at 16mph for 20 miles thanks to a 250 watt pedal assist.
The Stak Block  uses agricultural waste rice straw to produce an insulated, strong, and easy to assemble building material.
Instead of manufacturing new materials for its roof tiles, doors, and windows, CoorItalia  uses reclaimed products, such as these reclaimed Italian roof tiles.
Armageddon Energy ‘s yet-to-be-released Solar Clover is almost roof-ready right out of the box, with panels that can easily be connected through a series of tabs and slots.
Design Ecology  brought its expertise in native and edible landscapes to the conference, which had landscape architecture demonstrations sprinkled throughout.
PG&E brought a demonstration model of the Mitsubishi i MiEV , a plug-in electric vehicle scheduled to be released next year.
Corniche Carpets Mills manufactures biodegradable carpets made with sustainable raw materials like jute and latex.
LiveRoof ‘s modular green roof system arrives fully grown at its destination.
Green Ray ‘s tendril-like lamp is powered completely by LED lights.
The RainTube gutter protection system collects water at a rate of over 100 inches per hour.
+ West Coast Green 
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 ELV Motors: http://www.muybueno.net/bizbridge/biz/elvmotors.html
 Stak Block: http://www.oryzatech.com/stakfacts.html
 CoorItalia: http://www.cooritalia.com/products.asp?menu=2
 Armageddon Energy: http://www.armageddonenergy.com/
 Design Ecology: http://www.designecology.com/
 i MiEV: http://www.mitsubishi-motors.com/special/ev/
 Corniche Carpets Mills : http://www.cornichecarpet.com/
 LiveRoof: http://www.liveroof.com/
 Green Ray: http://www.greenraytechnology.com/index.html
 RainTube : http://www.raintube.com/howitworks.html
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