Are Pallets Unpalletable As A Building Material? (Survey)

October 18, 2011 by  
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Viridian Wood Products /Public Domain Next to shipping containers , pallets are just about the most popular recycled building material on TreeHugger. But seeing Viridian’s new recycled pallet floors on Jetson Green reminded me of a question that has been bouncing around the design sites recently: Are they safe?… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Creatherm: Finally, A Rational System For Installing Radiant Floors

October 3, 2011 by  
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Images credit Creatherm Radiant heating is lovely and comfortable, but the best installations are in concrete, and that gets time consuming and expensive as installers put down insulation, then wire mesh, then tie the tubing to the mesh and hope that everything stays down and flat when you pour the concrete. Now Philip Proefrock at Jetson Green shows the answer: Creatherm radiant floor panels. It is designed with knurled kno… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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SLI Prefab System Turns Construction Upside Down

May 3, 2011 by  
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Images credit Doug Scott Jetson Green and MocoLoco are showing the new prefabricated building system from Sustainable Living Innovations , or SLI. It is a fascinating and innovative technology that really does turn building multifamily residential construction upside down. …

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Offshore Oil & Gas Drilling Could Expand & Be Made Even Less Safe by House Vote This Week

May 3, 2011 by  
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While you were paying attention to the death of Osama bin Laden, you may have missed this important news: The House of Representatives may be voting this week on three bills that would expand offshore oil and gas drilling in the US –and shockingly do so while making the oversight of these activities weaker than they were before the Gulf oil spill, not just over a year past. David Goldston gives a rundown at Grist and

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New Cement is Carbon Negative

February 18, 2011 by  
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Cement is one of the most significant single sources for carbon emissions, due to the intense energy required for its production and the volumes of it that are produced annually, as well as from material itself, but an alternative is now available.

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Do Glass Tile Thermal Solar Roofs Make Sense?

October 25, 2010 by  
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Preston at Jetson Green and Frida at Inhabitat discuss these lovely looking glass roofing tiles from SolTech Energy in Sweden. It is a solar thermal system, that transfers heat from the air to water that can be used for heating

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"Fossilized" Bamboo Flooring Is Hardest Wood Flooring Ever

September 17, 2010 by  
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Cali Bamboo As we noted in a post a couple of years ago , bamboo floors are not really as hard as a lot of manufacturers claimed, and that the hardness varied with colour- the darker the bamboo, the softer it was. A lot has changed since then in the harvesting of bamboo and the glueing of it together to make it a greener floor, but what about a harder one?

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V100 Mod Box prefab living module requires no maintenance

September 2, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: LEED Platinum certified prefab modules made from green materials. The V100 Mod Box has everything in it to be termed as the next-generation prefabricated living module

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American artist creates incredible cameras from cardboard

September 2, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: Artwork created from eco-friendly materials. We’ve frequently written about artwork created from environmentally friendly materials by eco-conscious artists, and from what we have already seen, cardboard seems to be the ideal material for most artists. American artist Kiel Johnson , who has already received numerous awards for his unique pieces of art, has now come up with cameras that are made from cardboard.

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After Earthquakes: Top Down Solutions or Bottom Up?

April 14, 2010 by  
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Prefabs by Andrés Duany TreeHugger didn’t show many of the proposals for housing in Haiti, like Andrés Duany’s proposals for a flatpack design (here in Jetson Green ); We have spent too much time with Cameron Sinclair, who says “Top down solutions will cause tragic consequences for generations to come. This cannot happen in Haiti. They have suffered enough.” Coincidentally on the day of another big earthquake, Metropolis picks up the story with an article by Karrie Jacobs, a prefab pi..

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