Denver Union Station Will Be Transformed Into a LEED Gold Transit Hub and Hotel

January 5, 2012 by  
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Denver’s vaunted Union Station – once the transportation gateway to the west – recently received the nod to be renewed as a contemporary vision of urbanity and clean transportation. The Union Station Alliance ’s wining proposal is a LEED Gold restoration that will be anchored by a 130 room hotel, a retail center, public plaza, and a train hub connecting Amtrak with regional trains and buses. The location of the station, smack in the heart of Denver’s popular LoDo neighborhood, helps weave together all the elements needed for a thriving downtown renaissance. Read the rest of Denver Union Station Will Be Transformed Into a LEED Gold Transit Hub and Hotel Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Amtrak station , bus hub , Denver trasit hub , Denver Union station , FasTrack , Leed Gold train station , RTD , Union Station Alliance , urban renewal

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Denver’s vaunted Union Station – once the transportation gateway to the west – recently received the nod to be renewed as a contemporary vision of urbanity and clean transportation. The Union Station Alliance ’s wining proposal is a LEED Gold restoration that will be anchored by a 130 room hotel, a retail center, public plaza, and a train hub connecting Amtrak with regional trains and buses. The location of the station, smack in the heart of Denver’s popular LoDo neighborhood, helps weave together all the elements needed for a thriving downtown renaissance. Read the rest of Denver Union Station Will Be Transformed Into a LEED Gold Transit Hub and Hotel Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Amtrak station , bus hub , Denver trasit hub , Denver Union station , FasTrack , Leed Gold train station , RTD , Union Station Alliance , urban renewal

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The Backyard House Provides a Green Roofed Escape in Los Angeles

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Designed for the Los Angeles landscape, the Backyard House translates the typical backyard and its corresponding parts into a residence that seamlessly fuses the indoors with the outdoors. A small hot tub visually connects to the main pool at grade, while a grass roof provides expanded space for recreation. The ribbon of terrain wraps the house, creating a carpet capable of facilitating a multitude of activities. + Alan Lu The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alan lu , backyard house , Eco Architecture , eco design , green architecture , green design , green roof , green roof house , los angeles architecture

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Sparano + Mooney’s Beautiful Kimball Art Center Proposal Takes Inspiration From Aspens

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LEGO Rolls Out a Line Targeted at Girls – Progressive or Regressive?

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Over the holidays, Lego released their Lego Friends series – a selection of colorful new building sets geared towards young girls. While some may consider Lego to be gender neutral, the company’s marketing over the last 6 years has been slanted towards boys – from elaborate battle ships and alien conquest scenes to Star Wars cruisers. Many people believe that these toy sets can still easily cross gender boundaries, but studies have shown that boys and girls engage in play in very different ways, and many argue that the toy falls short when it comes to fostering creativity and analytical skills in girls. So pretty and pink aside, is Lego’s move to create a more “girl-friendly” toy a progressive or regressive one? Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post’s poll. Read the rest of LEGO Rolls Out a Line Targeted at Girls – Progressive or Regressive? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: gender free toys , gender neutral toys , lego , lego 2012 , lego and gender , lego designs , lego designs for girls , lego for boys , lego for girls , lego friends , new lego designs , new lego figurines , new lego sets , toys and gender

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“Levitating” Red MIELE Lightbox Pavilion Pops up in Chile

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Republican Congressman Calls for the End of the $7,500 Electric Vehicle Tax Credit

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On December 30th, Republican congressman Mike Kelly from Pennsylvania introduced H.R. 3768, a piece of legislation that would repeal the $7,500 tax credit for electric vehicle buyers. Representative Kelly thinks that electric vehicles are just fine — even though he once stated there was no market for the Chevy Volt — but he doesn’t think  taxpayers should have to help pay for them. Funny thing is, Kelly owns a Chevrolet and Cadillac dealership where they aren’t selling the Volt. Kelly is also one of the 25 richest members of congress according to the The Washington Post . He’s worth about $34 million, and he made most of his money investing in oil and gas stocks. Read the rest of Republican Congressman Calls for the End of the $7,500 Electric Vehicle Tax Credit Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 7500 rebate , 7500 tax credit , 7500 vehicle tax credit , electric car tax credit , electric vehicle tax credit , end the 7500 tax credit , end the ev credit , ev tax credit , gas stock , green tax credits , green tax incentives , green vehicles , mike kelly , mike kelly cadillac , mike kelly chevrolet , oil and gas stock , oil industry , oil stock , republican congressman , vehicle tax incentives

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