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    Standard, Precast, Concrete Walls

    December 14, 10:35 AM by TreeHugger in Green Architecture

    By engineering, manufacturing, and installing prefab concrete walls, Standard Precast Walls can erect the frame of a building in a just a day, producing green buildings that will stand the test of time. Strong, energy-efficient, and cost-effective the

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    SkySide Studios Sol Cube Table-Light

    December 14, 10:21 AM by TreeHugger in Interior Design

    Not too long ago, we featured an LED-lit resin cube that we really liked. It got our thumbs up for energy efficiency, but we frowned, sadly, upon its makeup; the Lux-us is made from polyethylene (not the worst, but could be better). According to

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    Candela Rechargeable Lights

    December 13, 12:16 PM by TreeHugger in Interior Design

    These rechargable lights finally gave us a way to spruce up the place for the holidays without resorting to cheesy wreaths and Santa Claus figurines. No batteries to throw away, and they won't burn once and be binned like a real candle, either. The

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    REI Portland - Gold from Green

    December 13, 2:02 AM by TreeHugger in Sustainable Product Design

    REI (Recreational Equipment Inc.) wanted to supersize their 3 letter acronym, so they went and got themselves a 4 letter one. A LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). Still not satisfied, they even made it a top scoring Gold rated one. And

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    The Economist on Green Building and Swiss Re Tower

    December 10, 12:30 PM by TreeHugger in Sustainable Product Design

    If you have no idea how they figure an LEED rating (or even what it is), or if you're wondering where green architecture came from and where it's going, an article on The Economist's website is a great introduction. It's no fad, the article says:

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    Phillip Jeffries natural wallcoverings

    December 10, 12:13 PM by TreeHugger in Interior Design

    Bring the outside in, by sticking it on your wall. Huge range of texture and shades, with some four hundred wallcoverings. Many of them from renewable sources. Take your pick of bamboo, raffia, rice papers, flax, cork, arrowroot, jute, and recycled

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    Fruit Juice Box Bags

    December 10, 7:00 AM by TreeHugger in Sustainable Product Design

    Move over Juicy Couture, there's something fruitier in town. These cute tote bags are made from 100% fruit juice boxes. We can't attest to eco-ness of the rest of the materials, but it's definitely a great effort in the recycling department. Boxes chosen

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    54Dean Georgie Table

    December 9, 1:46 PM by TreeHugger in Eco-Friendly Furniture

    Named for its famous inspiration, the Georgie table takes it cue from Herman Miller’s Nelson bench, designed by George Nelson. New York-based design firm 54Dean's interpretation combines interior storage and a visual airiness that’s created with

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    GreenHomeNYC Building Resources

    December 9, 12:04 PM by TreeHugger in Sustainable Product Design

    Building green doesn't have to be lonely. Whether you haven't a clue how to start an eco-friendly home or you've built your green dream house and want to shout it from the rooftops, GreenHomeNYC should be your next stop. They're all about

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    LED Christmas Lights from Brookstone

    December 9, 9:11 AM by TreeHugger in Interior Design

    We’ve all got a neighbor with a bit too much holiday spirit. This year, don’t let their super-duper Christmas spectacular cause brown-outs through the ‘hood. Tell your festive friends they can save energy and money by switching over to LED Christmas

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    Waterless Urinal System

    December 9, 9:10 AM by TreeHugger in Bathroom Design

    We recently reported on another waterless urinal that uses a recyclable cartridge and doesn't waste precious water. Seems the trend is being flushed out, as we've discovered yet another company with a similar product... Readymade-types will have to

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    Freeplay Jonta human-powered light

    December 9, 3:03 AM by TreeHugger in Interior Design

    There have been some enthused comments about a couple of our recent posts on Illumination devices (lightSpin & Nightstar) that reduce the need for heaps of disposable batteries. In light of that, thought it worthwhile to mention the upcoming Jonta from

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    Beddington Zero Energy Development

    December 8, 12:21 PM by TreeHugger in Sustainable Product Design

    Yes, it's true: you can work in Central London and be back at your green home in 20 minutes. The Beddington Zero Energy Development—BedZED—is a full eco-community, with 100 homes and as many workspaces. The site in Wallington, South London was

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    Ecospecifier online database

    December 7, 6:59 PM by TreeHugger in Green Architecture

    Recently updated, this "knowledgebase" is a compendium of green building materials and products. It houses over 1,000 product listings, with full descriptions and environmental performance indicators. There are also plenty of essays, discussions,

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    M-house: The Trailer for the Tasteful

    December 7, 12:30 PM by TreeHugger in Modular Design

    A mobile home that's stylish? Mais oui! Strict UK planning laws wouldn't allow Tim Pyne to build a house on his estuary land in Essex. He was permitted, however, a trailer that could be delivered to the site and removed again later. Unimpressed

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    Architecture for Humanity Design Contest Finalists

    December 7, 8:15 AM by TreeHugger in Sustainable Product Design

    Last week, Architecture for Humanity, the non-profit organization that was founded by Cameron Sinclair in 1999 to promote architectural and design solutions to global, social and humanitarian crises, announced the nine finalists in its most recent

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    Pod Shelters

    December 6, 2:56 PM by TreeHugger in Modular Design

    Inspired by the Dymaxion vision of TH hero Bucky Fuller, Pod temporary shelters are easy to put together and take apart, contain only a few simple parts, and almost anyone—including those not so good at math—can put them together. They’re great fun in

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    MetaMorf Clima Outdoor Furniture

    December 6, 2:14 PM by TreeHugger in Eco-Friendly Furniture

    Clima outdoor furniture by MetaMorf Design takes a modern approach to classic Adirondack-style furniture. Made from recycled plastic, these playful, colorful chairs are durable in all climates and require very little maintenance. Available in red,

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