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January 12th, 2011
Forgotten about green building during the economic swoon of the last two years? Rising energy costs and static incomes make it more important than ever as consumers look for added value and long-term energy savings.
Check out these top green residential projects from across the U.S., which demonstrate that green living is no longer just for the wealthy few.
1 – Postgreen’s 100K House in South Philly sets the mark for in-city affordability
Postgreen, a sustainable building and design company, wanted to address a demographic that was not being served in Philadelphia: Urban dwellers who want to live in a green property, but do not want to move to the suburbs or spend the money, typically $500,000 and up, for most builder’s green creations.
So the team set out to build its inaugural projects, the $100K and $120K infill homes in the sleekest, greenest, low-waste designs they could muster, while resisting the “bells and whistles” that drive prices up. They wanted the 100K home to come in at a building cost under $100 per square foot, so they had to work extra hard at efficiencies in all aspects of construction. The result: Two two-story loft homes with two bedrooms each priced at between $200,000 and $250,000, both on commute-free city lots, walking distance to subway and bus stops.
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Tags: · 100K House, Artistic Homes, Bastyr University, Blue Sea Development, Bronx, Colin L. Powell Apartments, Eltona Building, green apartment buildings, green building, green built, greenest houses in the U.S., Kenmore, LEED award winners, LEED certification, LEED certified, Morrisania Homes, New Mexico, Postgreen, Sacramento Habitat for Humanity, sustainable building, Talon House, U.S. Green Building Council, Washington, Wilmington
December 10th, 2009
By Ashley Phillips
Green Right Now
Ajamu Brown, 32, was raised in Central Brooklyn amongst families who immigrated to the U.S. in search of a better life.
While growing up watching his community suffer from the effects of crack cocaine, AIDS, a failing educational system, and poor housing, Brown decided he was going to make a difference. He headed to upstate New York where he received his degree in speech communications from Ithaca College. After graduating, Brown joined the Peace Corps as a volunteer on HIV/AIDS education and outreach.
“During that time I learned a lot about Namibia’s delicate eco-system. It was difficult to witness the high rate of human and environmental degradation, but I learned how important it was to have bottom-up strategies and community support in solving problems that will create sustainable solutions,” Brown said.
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Tags: · Audubon Society, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, conservationists, neighborhoods go green, North Carolina coastline, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Zoo, TogetherGreen, TogetherGreen fellowships, Toyota, Wilmington
May 22nd, 2009
From Green Right Now Reports
Officials of Will County and Waste Management of Illinois, Inc. today announced a plan to jointly develop a landfill gas-to-energy plant at the Prairie View Recycling and Disposal Facility near Wilmington.
Will County officials said they intend to apply for federal economic stimulus funds earmarked for renewable energy projects to help finance the project. Once the grant process is complete, Will County anticipates putting at least $1 million in stimulus funds toward the project.
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Tags: · Jim Moustis, Landfill gas-to-energy, Larry Walsh, Prairie View Recycling and Disposal Facility, Waste Management of Illinois, Will County, Wilmington
March 14th, 2009
WILMINGTON, Del. — Clear Channel Radio Delaware is very pleased to announce that the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary will be the official beneficiary of the 2nd Annual Delaware Great Green Expo (March 21, 2009, Chase Center on The Riverfront). Clear Channel Radio – Delaware created the Expo to highlight local and regional businesses and [...]
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Tags: · Delaware Great Green Expo, Wilmington