Infrastructure Category

Tuesday 03 April, 2012

Zombie Proof Houses?

Zombie Proof House? Is this worth more than net zero energy?

Thursday 09 February, 2012

World’s Coolest New Refrigerator: EcoFridge Saves 40%

Students at UC Berkeley and Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México collaborated in a design competition sponsored by AutoDesk to create an affordable, consumer-ready ultra-efficient refrigerator.

Wednesday 08 February, 2012

Electric Cars Shake Up “Greenest” List

The “Greenest” list saw a considerable shake-up this year, with the Mitsubishi i-MIEV battery electric vehicle claiming the top spot from the Honda Civic Natural Gas, which has held on to first place for eight years in a row. Making its model year 2012 debut on the American market, the i-MIEV earns a score of […]

Saturday 24 December, 2011

Obituary: Plastic coffee cup lid dies at age 44

by Matthew Grocoff, Esq. LEED Green Associate

Tuesday 22 November, 2011

Another incandescent bulb killer . . . LED filament look-alike

by Matthew Grocoff, Esq. LEED One exciting new entrant into the LED market is the Panasonic “Filament” LED.  It’s designed to look like a traditional filament light bulb but uses only a tiny, tiny fraction of the energy.  It won the 2011 Good Design Gold Award at this year’s Good Design Award show hosted by the […]

Wednesday 26 October, 2011

Stunning smart thermostat with an Apple pedigree

by Matthew Grocoff, Esq. LEED Read the name of this blog again.  This is what Sustainable Design is all about.  Nest Labs, founded by former Apple wizards from the iPod and iPhone design team, announced today the launch of a thermostat that “learns,” making it simpler than ever to program schedules and, even better, save […]

Thursday 13 October, 2011

If Steve Jobs designed green products . . .

by Matt Grocoff, Esq. LEED Read the full article via OldHouseWeb Steve Jobs used design to change the world.  He created the products needed to get us to a future he imagined. Jobs brought us the iPod, iPhone and iPad to engage in the same basic functions as other products. Jobs insisted that, like a refrigerator, Mac […]

Thursday 13 October, 2011

Vacation Guilt-Free at a Net Zero Hotel

by Matt Grocoff, Esq. LEED Soaking in a hot tub after a walk around one of the most beautiful lakes in America. Relaxing by the fire after a fine meal downtown. Slipping between soft sheets at the end of a perfect day. Welcome to your next “green” vacation.