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Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Home’s – Symbolically Invaluable

25 Aug

In this post by architecture critic James Russell, he tours Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation’s homes in New Orleans 9th Ward. I agree with his conclusion that they are symbolically invaluable, but does it make sense to build these homes in a place that will most likely be devastated once again. He also has […]

CALGreen Overview and Resources

23 Aug

Whether you agree with it or not California’s new green building code (CALGreen) is looming on the horizon (going into effect January 1, 2011) and developers, architects, planners, engineers, plan checkers, inspectors, building officials and others involved in designing and approving new construction are scrambling to wrap their arms around the new code and what […]

A Good Use for Plastic

22 Jul

Plastic for Good This is a fun, powerful and inspiring video clip (with great music as well) about THE HIPPO WATER ROLLER, made of plastic, a barrel-shaped container which holds 24 gallons of water and rolls along the ground.  Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet […]

The Frog is Green and the Wine Organic

16 Apr

Sustainability, Organic Grapes, Green Building and Fine Wine Venturing into the heart of the picturesque Rutherford region of Napa Valley we wine “disciples” meandered past an old historical red barn towards the Frog’s Leap Winery “green” hospitality farmhouse. We weren’t here looking for green wineries or organic wine, nor were we looking for frogs.  We […]

Green Federal Tax Credits You May Not Know About

13 Apr

Your home improvement may be green without your knowing it. “The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin.” – Mark Twain The tax man cometh, so in an effort to help you gain back some of your hard earned green and reducing your energy bills I […]

Innovation in Building Green with LACCD

30 Mar

$6 billion dollars to spend on building and they’re doing it green I attended a U.S. Green Building Council-Inland Empire meeting at the Frontier Project (a green demonstration building at CVWD) in Rancho Cucamonga last Thursday night.  The guest speaker was an innovative out of the box thinker and doer named Larry H. Eisenberg, the […]