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  • Green Opportunity

    One of our favorite green building websites, Jetson Green, is seeking contributors. We’ve watched them grow this past year and are always impressed with their fresh content and pragmatic opinions on…

  • Top 10 Green Building Materials 2008

    The popular green building blog, Jetson Green, has posted the Top 10 Green Building Products as determined by Building Green. Featured above is the Suncache solar water heater.…

  • Jetson Green on Green Blogs

    Blogs that cover the niche of Green Building and eco-friendly materials have flourished within the past two years and recently Preston Koerner of Jetson Green participated in a panel with four…

  • Shipping Container Hotel

    Casasugar found this unique hotel built in London, England that uses shipping containers as building materials. The Travelodge hotel in London, opened on August 15, and was crafted from 86 steel…

  • Green Building a Garden Shed

    After reading this nice review of our site from Green Gate Ranch Remodel, we took some time to peruse their site and found a couple of great projects that are documented…

  • Bruce Irving puts Green Building in Perspective

    Our friend Bruce Irving who’s blazing his own trail and started a new industry in home remodeling, writes one of the most informative home improvement newsletters available. Here’s a excerpt from…

  • Drainage Solution: Pervious Concrete

    The New York Times Green Issue highlighted Chicago’s use of pervious concrete in an ongoing project called Green Alley’s which is a renovation of the pavement in the cities alley space…

  • Bamboo: Planet-Friendly Hardwood Floors

    If you’ve just got have hardwood floors but are battling with the eco-friendliness of the decision, we may have an answer for you: bamboo floors. Although the product involves cutting down…

  • Dirt Houses aren’t Always Dirt Cheap

    Some progressive homeowners have installed dirt floors but here’s an interesting article that takes natural building a step further and is all about about earthen construction and the movement towards building…

  • Benefits to Living Green during Tax Season

    As tax deadlines approach, don’t get cheated out of breaks you’re entitled to for using energy efficient appliances in or outside your home. DSIREUSA.org is a resource, updated daily or as…

  • Straw Sticks and Bricks

    photo courtesy of Straw Sticks and Bricks After a frustrating search throughout the Midwest for construction materials needed for a straw bale home, Jen Carlson and Josh Shear founded Straw Sticks…

  • Seeing Green

    What better way to pass a dreary winter weekend than with the March issue of Domino, which is bursting with tips and tricks for the home as part of the annual…

  • The Onion Reports on the Green Movement

    Green building and eco-friendly projects are gaining acceptance and becoming commonplace in communities around the world. The backlash is inevitable but its also good to maintain a sense of humor about…

  • Barrel Living

    This elliptical house in Long Island takes a different approach to eco-friendly building that is similar in many ways to the goals of yurts and dome homes but with more of…

  • Fans of Prefab head to MOMA this Summer

    In July 2008, MOMA in New York city will be presenting “Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling“. MOMA has selected five architects from 400 to build a prefab home for this…

  • Advanced Wall Framing Techniques
    for a Greener Home

    Kathy Price-Robinson is the editor of a great blog called Pardon our Dust from the L.A. Times. She recently opened a discussion comparing standard framing techniques (2×4’s 16-inch on center) vs.…

  • Al Gore Goes Green(er)

    Regardless of what you think of Al Gore’s environmental initiatives, he has gone to great lengths to walk the walk while talking the talk. He was widely criticized for living in…

  • Green Build Conference and Expo 2007

    Today the 7th annual Green Build conference kicks-off, where attendees learn how green building is transforming our communities, and how you can be a leader in this important movement. Some of…

  • A Compilation of Green Building Videos

    Jetson Green has built a Green Building video player that combines their favorite green videos from YouTube. You can watch all 17 in a row and let them know if you…

  • Eco-Dome Homes

    Straight from Tatooine comes the Eco-Dome (small house, “moon-cocoon”).…