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Green Local Nonprofit Q&A: ANEW

At Dwell on Design on Sunday, June 23, on the Sustainable Design stage a trio of do-gooders will discuss their latest undertaking: building 15 LEED-certified libraries in Mexico, using donated surplus office furniture and architectural materials, for the organization The World is Just a Book Away. This will be a great opportunity to learn about local nonprofits ANEW, which cleverly diverts decommissioned commercial furniture and finishings from landfills by matching it to other nonprofits, and the United States Green Building Council Los Angeles Chapter, which represents L.A.’s sustainable and green built environment. Rose Tourje (ANEW), Dr. Jorge Partida (USGBC), and James Owens (WIJABA) will discuss how the collaborative project is progressing.
June 15, 2013

Facades Plus Performance San Francisco 2013

Join us in San Francisco for facades+ PERFORMANCE on July 11th-July12th. The Architect's Newspaper and Enclos present a two day conference that will examine the increasingly fast-paced evolution of façade technology and explore innovative, sustainable design practices. Last year's Keynote was Snøhetta's Craig Dykers. Don't miss the chance to network with leading industry experts, participate in discussion-based panels, and learn through hands-on workshops. Symposium for San Francisco is AIA:CES approved for 8 LU | HSW credits. Early bird special in effect through June 14th. Don't miss the event by registering now!
June 11, 2013

A Super-Recycled House in the Netherlands

In the eastern Netherlands, resourceful recyclers Superuse Studios have built a house almost entirely out of locally-sourced scrap, from old billboards to broken umbrellas. Here's a look at how junk became innovative design.
June 7, 2013
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Krion Solid Surfaces by SystemPool and Porcelanosa

Dwell was kindly invited by Spanish tile manufacturer Porcelanosa to tour their facilities and explore two of Spain's most highly populated cities, Valencia and Madrid. On this trip, we checked out SYSTEMPOOL's Krion showroom in Madrid to see what everyone is raving about.
June 6, 2013

100 Contemporary Green Buildings

Now that sustainability is de rigeur in the architecture world, it is no surprise that a new tome from Taschen puts the solar power spotlight on 100 eco-friendly buildings.
June 4, 2013
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Webshop We Love: Rodale's

Look no further than online shop Rodale's for a well-edited selection of eco-friendly items. Products span clothing to kitchenware to bedding, all selected because they're manufactured in a responsible manner. Rodale publishes some of the world's best-known lifestyle magazines, including Runner's World, Bicycling, Running Times, and Organic Gardening, and its e-commerce venture fits with its mission to promote healthy living. We've gathered a handful of items from the site to give you an idea of the wealth of designs available.
May 23, 2013
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Getting Water Wise with TOTO Visionary Bill Strang

Dwell on Design attendees and Dwell readers may be savvier than the average consumer about water consumption. But did you know that a low-flow toilet reduces energy usage (aka a carbon footprint), too? TOTO's Bill Strang will join us at Dwell on Design to talk facts and figures on carbon and water, with real-life recommendations for saving money on your water bill and shouldering responsibility for our planet.
May 22, 2013
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Product Spotlight: Reclamation Etchworks

Industrial designer Timothy Daw and mixologist Ethan Terry have been part of the San Francisco dining industry for many years and they've noticed a problem—beautifully crafted glass bottles were being disposed of by the thousands. They couldn't let this waste continue so they started Reclamation Etchworks—a venture to create modern day, luxury spirit decanters from upcycled bottles collected from local San Francisco bars & restaurants.
May 16, 2013
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7 Innovative Rooftops

In an era of sustainability, nothing should go to waste, and a roof should be no exception. We take a look at seven innovative rooftops where lush gardens and garden parties alike can thrive.
May 13, 2013