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    Compost & Grow Food Indoors With Parasite FarmBy Charlotte Dieckmann & Nils Ferber

    Photos: Alexander Giesemann Indoor composting can seem like a daunting proposition if you’re an apartment dweller who’s short on space and time. Plus, with so many indoor systems out there, which one is the right one and how would it fit efficiently into your lifestyle and apartment layout? Envisioning a complete system of vermicomposting plus food-growing under the same roof, young German designers…

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    Ireland’s first carbon negative house goes energy positive

    Ireland’s first carbon negative house, the ileeid house in Co Westmeath, yesterday became energy positive for the second year running, having produced more energy than it used, resulting in a net surplus of energy and an overall carbon negative rating.

    Designed and built by technologist and energy specialist Patrick Daly, the house is located near Mullingar and features a super insulated and airtight timber frame construction. Daly started building the house in February 2008 and moved into it in September 2009 with his wife and their three children.

    The house was named ‘ileeid’, which means ‘integrated low energy and environmental impact design, says Daly. It is also believed to be Ireland’s first

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    Standard Established as National Reference by DOE

    ATLANTA – Commercial and high-rise residential buildings, including federal buildings, must now meet requirements in ASHRAE/IESNA’s 2007 energy efficiency standard, under recent rulings issued by the United States Department of Energy (DOE) that finds the standard saves more energy than the 2004 version.

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    A New Spin On The Dishwasher: A Rotating Sink/Washer Combo

    Dishwashers are a real design problem; they have to adapt to all sizes and shapes of cutlery, dishes and glassware and never quite get it right. For single people or couples they are often oversized, wasting a lot of energy and water. That’s why we loved the sadly discontinued dishwasher in a sink from Kitchenaid, and find this design from Ahhaproject interesting

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    Henry Gifford’s $100M LEED Lawsuit Dismissed With Prejudice

    TreeHugger has covered Henry Gifford’s $100 Million Class Action Filed Against LEED and USGBC . .To the best of my research, Mr. Gifford is not a LEED AP, and indeed, from his website and publications, he has outspokenly denounced the USGBC and LEED. Mr. Gifford does not appear to own any property certified LEED. In short–the USGBC’s actions have not harmed him His career, if anything, has been enhanced by the USGBC’s position.

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    Why the D.C. Green Building Act is Fundamentally Flawed and a Solution

    I can’t believe it has come to this.
    We are just over four months away from January 1, 2012. On that date, the D.C. Green Building Act of 2006 requires that all new construction of non-residential buildings greater than 50,000 square feet be LEED certified. While there are many technical problems with the Green Buildling Act, the very premise of the law is fundamentally flawed. Thankfully, there is a very obvious solution to the Act’s flaws and

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