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    Architecture for Humanity

    January 2, 6:24 AM by TreeHugger in Sustainable Product Design

    A few posts ago we mentioned the fine work of Habitat for Humanity and how they are responding to the Tsunami disaster. In a very similar vein is the efforts of Architecture for Humanity. Established 5 years ago to "promote architectural and design

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    Habitat for Humanity International

    December 31, 11:29 PM by TreeHugger in Sustainable Product Design

    We've had this post in the pipeline for ages, but events in the Indian Ocean have prompted us to move it up the list. Habitat for Humanity is a widely respected, nonprofit organisation that seeks to "eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from

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    Super-8 Recycled Loosefill Packing Peanuts

    December 29, 9:51 AM by TreeHugger in Sustainable Product Design

    The latest from Williams-Sonoma isn't a new jet-powered espresso machine or a Le Creuset pot in the shape of a dog, it's their packaging materials, which now consist of Flo-Pak Super 8 loosefill—a fancy way of saying "peanuts" made from

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    Recycled Flip-Flops Door Mat

    December 28, 3:53 PM by TreeHugger in Sustainable Product Design

    Everyone knows how we love creative re-use. So when we found this cool door mat, we flipped for it. Made from blown-out flip-flops, these colorful rubber mats will reportedly last a decade—and can probably stand up much better to the four seasons than

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    Dwell Home II: This Time She's Green

    December 28, 1:17 PM by TreeHugger in Sustainable Product Design

    The first prefab Dwell Home competition excited our aesthetic senses, but the second invitational added sustainability to the focus. We'd be giddy to live in any of the entries, especially the prize-winner by Escher GuneWardena Architecture. It isn't

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    From Superstore to Super Space: Re-Using the "Big Box"

    December 27, 11:00 AM by TreeHugger in Sustainable Product Design

    Oversized superstores such as Kmart and Home Depot—large, free-standing retail spaces with only one major room—were efficiently designed to suit their retail purposes: Stock comes right off the truck and goes directly onto the shelves, ready t

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    Recycled Record Bowls

    December 24, 11:03 AM by TreeHugger in Sustainable Product Design

    Recycled records have been making the rounds, but we thought we'd still bring these to your attention. Designer Jeff Davis of Brooklyn has been "rescuing" unwanted records and creating them into works of functional art, like the bowls seen here.

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    Builders Without Borders

    December 24, 4:22 AM by TreeHugger in Sustainable Product Design

    No doubt you’ve heard of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). In very much the same vein, comes Builders Without Borders, who take housing as the gift they can give to those less fortunate than themselves. "We are an international

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    Factor 10 House

    December 22, 1:37 PM by TreeHugger in Sustainable Product Design

    The Factor 10 House is so called because it reduces the environmental impact of the average American home by a factor of 10. The entire site, on a slender lot in Chicago, is permeable—pavers and other materials were chosen to help runoff, and the gr

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    Vulcana Hobo

    December 22, 4:30 AM by TreeHugger in Sustainable Product Design

    "Why create products made from newly-created textiles when we have so much raw material taking up acres and acres of nature?" asks Robin Barsky Gilson of Vulcana. And it is a well considered question. Seems the US discards over 260 million used tyres

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    BASIX - Building Sustainability Index

    December 22, 2:55 AM by TreeHugger in Sustainable Product Design

    As of 1 July 2004, all new houses and dual occupancy residential buildings, in Sydney, Australia, must obtain a BASIX Certificate before their building development application will be processed by the local municipality. This is not a voluntary scheme,

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    Linda Loudermilk's 'Luxury-Eco'

    December 16, 2:02 AM by TreeHugger in Sustainable Product Design

    According to Linda Loudermilk's press release, the U.S. and Canada spent "$85 million for organic fashions last year", with next year set to be even bigger. Which may explain why she is introducing a line called 'Luxury-Eco'. Hand tailored in

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    Ford Rouge Center: World's Largest Living Roof

    December 14, 12:14 PM by TreeHugger in Sustainable Product Design

    There was a time when industrial and natural landscapes were in opposite corners of a pretty bloody boxing ring. Now that's all being changed. Ford hired sustainability guru William McDonough to redevelop the Rouge Center, where the F-150 is built,

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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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    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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    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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    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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