Playing catch up: Around the world in 7 days
An international mash-up of green home news this week from Sweden, Japan, Germany, Norway, and rural Missouri.
Fri, Aug 28 2009 at 10:58 AM
"10 Things You Can Recycle You Didn't Know You Could." On the list: foam packaging, wine corks, phone books, and old meds.
The New Yorker wonders
: are highly publicized "experiments" in green living (a la the work of Colin Beavan and Vanessa Farquharson) disingenuous, ineffective eco-stunts?
Dwell heads to Tokyo
for a look at the Japanese tendency to demolish not-so-old homes and one architect's mission to save them from the wrecking ball.
archiCentral looks over the specs
for a super-green community in Hamburg called ECO CITY (pictured below). The project will seek the highest level of certification from not one but three major green building rating systems: LEED, BREEAM, and DNGB.
a fellow name Ziggy and his 360-square foot home built from cob (a mixture of clay, sand, and straw). Ziggy built it in nine months for under $3,000 at the Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage in rural Missouri.
Anders Holmberg's prefab Passive Houses in Stockholm where all heat is generated by people and appliances within the homes.
Inhabitat also does Scandinavia
with a look at the plans for the world's tallest wooden building to be built in Kirkenes, Norway. The 17-story, carbon neutral building will serve as a cultural center and an "eco-beacon" of sorts.
Jetson Green spots
(and takes a photo of) a Coolerado, a super-efficient air conditioner alternative, in the wild.
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