Salvaged Building Materials (Examples from Phoenix Commotion)
September 8th, 2009
I know that some salvaged building materials don't exactly 'fit' the look of a modern home, but often times they can add more character to a room than something brand ...
Muennig’s Cooper Point Home
May 5th, 2009
Wall Street Journal's Magazine has a great article on eco-architect Micky Muennig's Cooper Point Home. Take a look.
This house on Cooper Point, with its budding roof of wild grasses ...
Foundry Maple reclaimed floors
September 9th, 2008
If faced with obtaining new flooring in a remodel or new construction, I would never opt for new wood because of the sustainability issues, but these reclaimed floors are quite ...
No VOC paint
August 28th, 2008
Indoor air quality is become increasingly important to consumers as we become aware of the dangers of air pollution. One great way to reduce air pollution indoors is by using ...
August 28th, 2008
Densely urban environments have the runoff problems due to non-porous pavement--but there is a solution with something called pervious pavement, which actually allows the water to pass through at a ...
Green Roofs/Wall Panels
June 30th, 2008
Audrey over at the Dwell Blog wrote a short article about green roofs that's worth a look. Installation is not as simple as I'm sure we'd all like to believe, ...
June 12th, 2008
If you haven't heard of
planetreuse.com, it's worth checking out.
"Planet Reuse is the world's first website that connects buyers and seller of reused and reclaimed construction materials and ...
David Report bulletin: “I shop therefore I am”
April 8th, 2008
I've just finished looking through the new David Report bulletin called
"I shop therefore I am" and I highly recommend taking a few moments to read through it. It might ...
March 4th, 2008
Holy. This is supposed to be available from DWR sometime this spring, which for some reason surprises me. I guess I'm impressed that something so seemingly useful will be available ...
Contemporary Design in Detail: Sustainable Environments
February 29th, 2008
With so many intriguing details, this book leaves you with wanting more. Each section does an excellent job of focusing on particular issues concerning sustainable architecture, and there's a wide ...
New Sustainable Homes: Designs for Healthy Living
February 6th, 2008
The reviews are a little mixed on this one, but once again, the cover beckons...
"What makes a sustainable house a sustainable home? NEW SUSTAINABLE HOMES will address that question ...
December 5th, 2007
Neoporte is the industry standard for great modern doors. Not only are they amazing to look at, but they're also green. "All Neoporte doors are made from 100% stainless steel, a ...
Green Roof – A Case Study
November 19th, 2007
For anyone even slightly interested in the concept, this book will shed some light on what goes into getting a green roof. This case study of a green roof garden ...
Green in Medusa
November 7th, 2007
For anyone interested in green home building, there's a couple documenting the construction of their home in the form of a blog called 'Green In Medusa'. You can share your ...
Sycamore House by Kovac Architects
October 25th, 2007
Here's a rather well done site showcasing a home that "will serve as a laboratory for the...ongoing research into sustainable design." It's worth a look to see some ideas ...
Solar LED Architectural & Landscape Lighting
October 22nd, 2007
If you're needing some landscape lighting, this would be something to consider.
"Solar Cynergy's Solar LED lighting solutions exemplify the pragmatic and combine dynamic aesthetics with functional efficiency. From safety ...
INSTEON SwitchLinc Relay Countdown Timer
October 17th, 2007
This would be handy to have in certain rooms like closets or pantries, or anywhere else where you find that you forget to turn the lights off.
"Press the paddle ...
The Lazy Environmentalist: Your Guide to Easy, Stylish, Green Living
October 15th, 2007
Just in case you haven't been hit over the head enough about sustainability and the environment, here's another book that's perfect for guiding us all towards greener choices.
"In The ...