Sustainable Meets Charitable
Oct28

Sustainable Meets Charitable

ASID Wisconsin and The Green Design Center’s First Annual Sample Recycling Event a Success On Friday, August 22nd and Saturday, August 23rd, 2014, the Wisconsin Chapter of ASID’s Sustainability Advocacy Committee, in coordination with The Green Design Center of Waukesha, Wisconsin, held the first annual Sample Recycling Event to find a home for unused and unwanted commercial design materials. By the end of the two-day event, 8,965...

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Essential House Features Kinetic Walls to Maximize Space Efficiency
Sep03

Essential House Features Kinetic Walls to Maximize Space Efficiency

Previously covered on Jetson Green, the E.D.G.E. (Experimental Dwelling for a Greener Environment) House was a 360-foot modular concept home that was designed by Revelations Architecture and won the AIA Small Projects Award in 2011. Taking inspiration from E.D.G.E., architect Dan Yudchitz collaborated with his father, Bill Yudchitz who is principal architect for Revelations, on [...] Previously covered on Jetson Green, the E.D.G.E....

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Net Zero Colorado Container Home Overlooks Spectacular Mountain Views
Aug30

Net Zero Colorado Container Home Overlooks Spectacular Mountain Views

This Nederland, Colorado container home, designed by Studio H:T, performs at net-zero energy consumption by utilizing passive strategies of insulation and orientation, active solar photovoltaic and thermal systems, and the harvesting of on-site renewable fuel (timber is selectively and sustainably cleared to burn in the high-efficiency wood stove). A center space between two shipping containers, [...] This Nederland, Colorado...

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Ecohabit Smart Home Vies for 2013 Solar Decathlon Recognition
Aug30

Ecohabit Smart Home Vies for 2013 Solar Decathlon Recognition

An entry in the Solar Decathlon 2013 competition, Ecohabit is a project of a cross-disciplinary group of sixty Stevens Institute of Technology students with expertise it the areas of engineering, design, computer science, and the technological aspects of business, visual arts, and music. The Stevens Team, only one of twenty that were selected to compete [...] An entry in the Solar Decathlon 2013 competition, Ecohabit is a project of a...

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Big Budget Historical Renovation Gets the (LEED) Gold
Aug30

Big Budget Historical Renovation Gets the (LEED) Gold

One of the twenty-one projects that have been named as winners by REMODELING magazine in the 2013 Remodeling Design Awards, the Shornecliffe Residence gets its recognition in the category, Green Remodeling Over $250,000. The sustainable renovation of the 1914 arts-and-crafts-styled home has achieved it a LEED for Homes Gold rating. When the homeowner called upon [...] One of the twenty-one projects that have been named as winners by...

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Net Zero BARNagain Uses Reclaimed Barn Wood to Achieve LEED Platinum
Aug30

Net Zero BARNagain Uses Reclaimed Barn Wood to Achieve LEED Platinum

Dubbed BARNagain,  this LEED Platinum-certified home was designed by Rick Hauser of In.Site:Architecture to meet the client’s request for an energy-efficient house that utilized materials from a deteriorating barn for its structure and skin. The main structural elements of the home were built using timber frames, while reclaimed barn siding served as the exterior skin. [...] Dubbed BARNagain,  this LEED Platinum-certified home was...

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