George Bandy on the genius and courage of dreaming

May 22, 2017 by  
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“Why are you in this line of work?” George Bandy Jr., vice president of sustainability at the Mohawk Group, asked the audience of sustainability professionals gathered at GreenBiz 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Aggregated energy: Can group purchases help scale renewable power?

April 26, 2017 by  
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Google, Philips and George Washington University are pioneering joint renewable energy deals that could open the field to more small and mid-size players.

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian-style George Sturges House to be sold at auction

December 30, 2015 by  
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Frank Lloyd Wright ‘s George Sturges House, owned by actor and playwright Jack Larson, will be auctioned on 21 February, 2016, for an estimated $2.5 million to $3 million. It is among 75 lots from the estate owned by Larson to be sold after the actor passed away in September. The residence, designed in 1939, was the first Usonian house on the West Coast and was acquired by Jack Larson and Jim Bridges in 1967. Read the rest of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian-style George Sturges House to be sold at auction

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Green-roofed vacation cottages blend into the gorgeous landscape of Iceland

December 30, 2015 by  
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IBM’s big-data army mobilizes to guard our freshwater

July 6, 2015 by  
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The ambitious project at New York’s Lake George sets the stage for a wave of real-time metering and monitoring solutions.

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US Forest Service Green Lights Fracking in East Coast’s Largest National Forest

November 18, 2014 by  
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Despite the objections of environmental groups and Virginia’s Governor Terry McAuliffe, the U.S. Forest Service has left the door open to allow fracking in the East Coast’s largest national forest with the release of the forest’s new management plan . The USFS had originally considered banning fracking in George Washington National Forest, but energy companies complained when the draft plan was released in 2011. Read the rest of US Forest Service Green Lights Fracking in East Coast’s Largest National Forest Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: forest service , fossil fuels , fracking , gas extraction , George Washington National Forest , Marcellus shale formation , oil extraction , us forest service , virginia

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Britain’s Newborn Prince Will Wear a Replica of 172-Year-Old Christening Gown

July 28, 2013 by  
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For generations Britain’s royal babies have worn a remarkable, unique hand-me-down: a Honiton lace and white satin gown that Queen Victoria commissioned in 1841 for her eldest daughter’s christening. The gown was worn by more than 30 blue-blooded babies, including Baby Cambridge’s forebears: Prince William, Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth II, and the Queen’s father, King George VI until 2004, when it finally became too fragile for use. Now the original is safely tucked away in storage, and the newborn Prince George will wear a replica of the extraordinary heirloom upon his christening. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: british royal , Christening Gown , Dutchess of Cambridge , Hand-me-down , heirlooms , Honiton Gown , Kate Middleton , Prince George , Prince of Cambridge , Prince William , royal baby , royal family        

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George Hlavacs’s Recycled Aluminum Zephyr Table Was Inspired by Winds from the Mediterranean Sea

November 16, 2012 by  
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When he set out to create the  Zephyr table  table, Hungarian designer George Hlavacs wanted to create a long-lasting, beautiful and sustainable piece of furniture. The stripy piece of furniture is made of about 180 pieces of square section scrap aluminum tubes and its surface reflects its Greek name: a light wind that blows in the south of the Mediterranean Sea. The idea was to ”blow some life” into a few boring aluminum tubes by coating the old standard tubes with eco-friendly transparent powder coating, helping to bring the table to lifre. Read the rest of George Hlavacs’s Recycled Aluminum Zephyr Table Was Inspired by Winds from the Mediterranean Sea Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green furniture” , Dutch Design Week , George Hlavacs , Hungarian design , Mediterranean Sea Wind , recyclable aluminium tubes , Recycled Materials , Zephyr

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