27 Nov '13, 9pm

"Homes are important. To paraphrase Winston Churchill, our industry may primarily shape the homes, but then they,...

We have a wide gap between our capabilities and our actions, and our home building industry is strangely bipolar: We are both Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. As good Dr. Jekyll, we have focused on reducing—and even eliminating—the energy waste of our buildings. We’ve spent the last couple of decades doing an enormous amount of research to prove the practical viability of a new class of resource-efficient homes that are durable, healthy, and net-energy positive. But as bad Mr. Hyde, we continue to build as if we have learned nothing, and as if there is no necessity to alter our environmentally destructive course. The disaggregation and misalignment of the home building industry is compounded by a pervasive societal disengagement from the natural systems of which we’re a part, and on which we depend. This hitch in our industry’s genetic code is preventing faster adoption of readily...

Full article: http://www.ecobuildingpulse.com/green-builders/building-d...

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Tiny Homes For The Wisconsin Homeless

jetsongreen.com 28 Nov '13, 1am

Betty Ybarra is about to move into the first house she has ever owned, a tiny home which she helped build. The tiny homes ...

Wisconsin House Receives LEED Platinum for Homes

jetsongreen.com 28 Nov '13, 9pm

of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin recently received the LEED Platinum for Homes certification for a private residence she designe...

IRAS: 95% of owner-occupied homes to pay lower ...

propertyguru.com.sg 27 Nov '13, 12pm

The majority of owner-occupied homes will pay lower property tax next year, the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRA...

Green blog of interest> Wisconsin House Receive...

jetsongreen.com 28 Nov '13, 9pm

of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin recently received the LEED Platinum for Homes certification for a private residence she designe...

#GlobalREBubble #Singapore 'IRAS: 95% Of Owner-...

propertyguru.com.sg 27 Nov '13, 5am

The majority of owner-occupied homes will pay lower property tax next year, the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRA...

New York City may say Twenty is Plenty

New York City may say Twenty is Plenty

treehugger.com 27 Nov '13, 7pm

The Twenty is Plenty movement started in the UK, where 20 MPH speed limits have been imposed by dozens of local authoritie...

Recent Changes to LEED for Homes — Part 2

Recent Changes to LEED for Homes — Part 2

greenbuildingadvisor.com 25 Nov '13, 1pm

MRp2 and MRc1, durability management: this pair has been greatly simplified and its guts substantially replaced by the Ene...

Introducing Diamond Links by Harry Winston.

harrywinston.com 25 Nov '13, 7pm

© 2013 Harry Winston, Inc. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy. Pur...

4 New Tricks the Clean Energy Industry Is Teaching Old Dogs

4 New Tricks the Clean Energy Industry Is Teach...

greentechmedia.com 25 Nov '13, 3pm

Innovation is as much about redesign as new design. The following technologies, though rooted in ideas that are centuries ...

London is going to use excess heat from the subway to heat homes

London is going to use excess heat from the sub...

grist.org 19 Nov '13, 2pm

It’s the next best thing to curling up by a crackling fire: warming your toes with the stinky heat of the London Undergrou...

a GREAT ARTICLE about our industry and how to b...

golfcourseindustry.com 26 Nov '13, 11pm

A veteran course superintendent recently asked me a broad question: What makes clubs successful? With so many clubs strugg...

Big Data May Mimic, Replace Brain | EE Times

Big Data May Mimic, Replace Brain | EE Times

eetimes.com 25 Nov '13, 6pm

Here too, it does not seem inconceivable that a computer algorithm can be made to consider at least as many factors, in ma...

A daily serving of nuts may help you live longer

A daily serving of nuts may help you live longer

treehugger.com 25 Nov '13, 1pm

Many of us have been told to limit nut consumption because of the high fat content, but now a study from Harvard indicates...

Doing nothing is NOT an option! Making a privat...

golfcourseindustry.com 27 Nov '13, 1am

A veteran course superintendent recently asked me a broad question: What makes clubs successful? With so many clubs strugg...