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    Have You Tried Square Foot Gardening?

    You know those directions on seed packets that tell you to space your pepper plants twelve inches apart, in rows three feet apart? That space between the rows sure eats up a lot of space in the garden.

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    USGBC Stands By Its LEED Challenge Decision

    No one is quite sure whether the challengers to the Northland Pines High School LEED certification have grounds for an appeal. But I figured two statements by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) regarding the “appeal” warranted a special blog post. First, Brendan Owens, USGBC’s vice president, was quoted yesterday in ENR regarding the LEED challenge controversy:

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    Stunning Living Pixels Lamps Made From Recycled Banners

    These gorgeous lamps may look as if they’ve been excavated from ancient crystal caves, but they are in fact the product of an imaginative assemblage of recycled and eco-friendly materials . Created by a collective of designers based in Hong Kong, the ‘ Living Pixels ‘ lamp takes antique and junk light stands, low-energy bulbs, and a diffuser made up of recycled banners and turns them into a colorful feast for the eyes. But here’s the kicker — as vibrant as these lamps may appear to be in their luminescent state, when turned off, they’re actually a nondescript white! Read the rest of Stunning Living Pixels Lamps Made From Recycled Banners http://www.inhabitat.com/wp-admin/ohttp://www.inhabitat.com/wp-admin/options-general.php?page=better_feedptions-general.php?page=better_feed Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Chan Wan Ki Kay , Chen Siu Wa Shai Chai , DIY , energy efficient light bulbs , green design , green interiors , green lamps , green lighting , interior design , Living Pixels , low energy light bulbs , Recycled Materials , Suen Ka Hei Catherine , sustainable lamps

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    The Original Green By Steve Mouzon: A Must-Read If You Care About Sustainable Design

    Steve Mouzon has been a fixture on TreeHugger since I first read his thoughts on the original green, on how people designed before the the Thermostat age, and how buildings kept people warm in an era before oil, or cool before air conditioning was invented.

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    Protocols for Performance Measurement Offered by Leading Building Groups

    ATLANTA – It’s long been realized in the building industry that you can’t manage what you don’t measure when it comes to building performance. But even if you measure, what ensures that those measurements are appropriate and meaningful?

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    Solar Air Powered Air Conditioning Comes To Dubai

    Doesn’t look like much from the top; ESAB building, from Construtionweekonline One of the reasons we have been so dubious about Dubai is the energy consumption required to keep people cool there; they even air condition the beaches. But if there is one thing they have lots of, it is sunlight; that’s why we have always considered solar powered air conditioning the holy grail that will make places from Dubai to Phoenix sustainable. Now ClimateWell of Sweden has installed a working solar air conditioning system at the ESAB offices and warehouse in Dubai.

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