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Cob Building - Want to Build A Cob House?
Green Lifestyle  (tags: cob building, green building, natural building, cob house, work exchange )

- 2134 days ago -
Do you want to get some actual hands-on experience building a cob house? Would you like to experience community life in an off-the-grid ecovillage? If you answer yes to these questions, then you should be interested in this work exchange!
San Francisco Moves to Greenest Building Codes in U.S.
Green Lifestyle  (tags: building codes, green building, San Francisco, eco-design )

- 2219 days ago -
"George Bush is doing nothing to fight climate change on the national level, but with this groundbreaking ordinance, we're doing our part on the local level," said Nathan Ballard, a Newsom spokesman. "Many people don't realize that buildings have a big ca
"Green Building Best Weapon Against Global Warming: Report
Green Lifestyle  (tags: commision for environment cooperation, green conference, green building, greenhouse gas emissions, north america, energy, nicoleterrycreates, cool stuff, ecofriendly, ecosystems, environment, global warming, green, nicole terry, health, humans )

- 2224 days ago -
"A report issued by the tri-national Commission for Environmental Cooperation, and announced Thursday at a green conference in Vancouver, concluded that green building could slash greenhouse gas emissions in North America"
Modern Homestead: A California Home Creates Self-Sufficient Green Dream
Green Lifestyle  (tags: green building, California, architecture, Sonoma County )

- 2232 days ago -
With its passive-solar design, locally quarried materials and elaborate landscaping, this California couple took the best of the old and new when designing their eco-friendly dream home in the Sonoma County countryside.
Your Guide to New Green Home Labels
Green Lifestyle  (tags: real estate, housing, labels, certification, green building, environment )

- 2234 days ago -
It's clear that going green is becoming increasingly attractive to home buyers and sellers. But without having degrees in architecture, design and sustainability, how do consumers sort things out?
Gorgeous New Green, Low-VOC, Healthful Paints
Green Lifestyle  (tags: paint, low voc, volatile organic compounds, green building, indoor air quality )

- 2239 days ago -
Check out the latest new "green" paints, which are priced very competitively with traditional brands, are now widely available, and boast extra-cool features like recycled packaging, food-grade ingredients and more.
Green Remodeling Ideas for Smart Home Sellers
Green Lifestyle  (tags: real estate, green building, energy efficiency, housing market )

- 2239 days ago -
It's a tough housing market for sellers.But here's the good news: Real estate agents and homeowners alike are discovering that they can get a leg up on the competition by doing a little preemptive green remodeling.
Can This Home Be Greened? / Greening a Mining-Era Mountain Home
Green Lifestyle  (tags: green remodeling, Sustainabililty, green building )

- 2257 days ago -
Tracy's question is: Can an old structure once associated with extractive mining practices now attain the energy-efficient, resource-conserving, healthful standards of green building?
Cohousing - Both Green Building and Affordable Housing
Green Lifestyle  (tags: affordable housing, cohousing, energy efficiency, green building, Sustainabililty, greenliving, eco-friendly )

- 2260 days ago -
The book, Blueprint for Greening Affordable Housing, describes how Greenway Cohousing managed to merge green building with affordability.
Green Building Brooklyn: 2 Golds and a Platinum
Green Lifestyle  (tags: green building, greenliving, eco-friendly, coolstuff, Sustainabililty, environment, environment, home, Brooklyn, NYC, LEED, USGBC )

- 2262 days ago -
Green building is great. Here are 3 real-world examples of residential buildings in Brooklyn going for gold or platinum certification under the LEED standard of green building set by the USGBC.
Green Buildings Don't Have to Be New / Retrofitting Older Buildings Present Opportunity to Reduce Energy Consumption and Carbon
Green Lifestyle  (tags: green building, green retrofitting, Chicago, San Francisco, LEED )

- 2270 days ago -
LEED for Existing Buildings, or LEED-EB, the three-year-old program provides a laundry list of steps that building owners and managers can take to operate and manage their properties more efficiently.
Built for the Earth and the Pocketbook - Architect Designer Calls a Modular House Home
Green Lifestyle  (tags: green homes, green building )

- 2270 days ago -
one Manhattan architect is combining his modular aspirations with alternative energy technologies to create a Hamptons house that he hopes will marry modernist design with reasonable cost.
Top 10 New CFLs to Fit Almost Any Fixture and Application
Green Lifestyle  (tags: energy, cfls, green building, lighting, energy efficiency, compact fluorescents, light bulbs )

- 2285 days ago -
Now the energy-saving bulbs are dimmable, come for 3-way lamps, have regular shapes, and have a bunch of other new sizes and uses. No excuses left!
A Water Boulder Grows for Spirit Pine / Living With Nature in a Hand Sculped House
Green Lifestyle  (tags: green building, Spirit Pine Sanctuary, Los Olivos, Cali Central Coast, cob structures )

- 2290 days ago -
Mixing mud, sand, and straw, the family built Spirit Pine Sanctuary in a hollow below the ridge and have given workshops to help others learn how to build cob structures.
Natural Life Interview With Annie Warnke / On Building & Living in An Earthship
Green Lifestyle  (tags: Sustainabililty, green building, earthship building, simple living, green living, Blue Rock Station, Ohio )

- 2318 days ago -
Living a greener life takes time and it takes many little steps to achieve the goal. We started out by reducing what we consume and moved on to repairing, reusing things, or re-inventing them for other purposes, and recycling - but it all took time.

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