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  1. Solar: Lease or Own?
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    Solar: Lease or Own?

    One of the most common obstacles to going green is upfront costs (though we all know the long-term savings are plentiful). Many new homes are built solar-ready, with intentions of installing panels...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.19.09

  2. Linus Bikes
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    Linus Bikes

    As cities with hills steeper than black diamond ski slopes go, San Francisco is exceptionally bike-friendly. Drivers are trained (most of the time) to look for cyclists before opening their car...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    07.07.09

  3. Green Depot Pop-Up Store
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    Green Depot Pop-Up Store

    Earth Day has come and gone, but the celebration continues in New York. Sustainability is here to stay. And so is good design. And shopping. And home supplies. Just opened, as part of EarthFair...

    04.26.09

  4. Recycling the Unrecyclable
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    Recycling the Unrecyclable

    It is nearly impossible to talk about materials today without invoking a full-fledged powwow about life cycle analysis, carbon footprints, and potential upcycling. Especially in the building...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    11.30.09

  5. Jane Jacobs Video
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    Jane Jacobs Video

    I was so pleased to come across this video recently on the website Grist—a nearly ten-minute film about creating healthy neighborhoods, narrated by the late, great urban writer and activist...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.30.12

  6. A Piece of Cleveland
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    A Piece of Cleveland

    Just before Thanksgiving I traveled to Cleveland to give a few lectures at the Cleveland Institute of Art and Case Western Reserve University. If you haven't visited Cleveland, you might be subject...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    12.14.09

  7. Urban Hens
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    Urban Hens

    In our 2008 sustainability issue, we featured the Boulder residence of Rob Pyatt and Heather Kahn-Pyatt. The project was a renovation of a 1940s bungalow that Pyatt undertook with his own hands ...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    04.13.09

  8. Designing Detroit
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    Designing Detroit

    If the Great Recession has an unofficial mascot, it's Detroit. Even though the once-mighty Motown has been in a slow-motion death-spin since the days of the K-car, the city's abandoned factories...

    written by: David A. Greene
    03.18.09

  9. Net Zero x Twenty = Solar Decathlon
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    Net Zero x Twenty = Solar Decathlon

    It’s the site where wars are protested, dreams declared, and millions still march, but on October 9 the National Mall in Washington, DC, will host a new revolution.

    written by: J. Michael Welton
    10.07.09

  10. Driving the Peapod
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    Driving the Peapod

    It's no secret that the American automotive industry is in dire straights. Can good design do what billions of dollars in government money couldn't? Chrysler's "Chief Innovation Officer"...

    04.11.09

  11. Join Us for a Prefab Pop Up Party in Austin!
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    Join Us for a Prefab Pop Up Party in Austin!

    SXSW Eco is just around the corner, and Dwell will be on the scene, covering the conference and hosting a party! Be sure to join us as we celebrate good green design - in authentic Austin style,...

    written by: Sara Ost
    09.25.12

  12. Compostmodern 09: Saul Griffith Demands Heirloom Design
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    Compostmodern 09: Saul Griffith Demands Heirloom Design

    Saul Griffith knows how to deliver grim planetary outlooks with irreverent humor. His Compostmodern talk began with a slide of a contrarian T-shirt graphic that reads "Design won't save the...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    02.23.09

  13. Wattson and Holmes Make Monitoring Home Energy Use Elementary
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    Wattson and Holmes Make Monitoring Home Energy Use Elementary

    U.K. design firm DIY Kyoto recently announced the launch of cheaper version of its Wattson, an ingenious little device that not only makes monitoring home electricity use a breeze, but even turns...

    written by: Bryan Gardiner
    09.24.08

  14. West Coast Green
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    West Coast Green

    If green design were easy, everyone would be doing it. And though it makes sense in theory, actual implementation is often easier said than done. How to make all design become sustainable design...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.29.08

  15. Get Paid to Green Your Home
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    Get Paid to Green Your Home

    Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs suggests that we only think about fancy needs like self-actualization once we've managed the basics such as food, water, shelter and safety. With a sluggish economy and...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    10.22.08

  16. Cast a Vote in the Greener Gadgets Competition
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    Cast a Vote in the Greener Gadgets Competition

    Later this month, the second annual Greener Gadgets Conference will take place in New York City, promising as always to convene innovative design thinkers around solutions for more sustainable...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    02.17.09

  17. The Soft Spot
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    The Soft Spot

    As designers embrace the idea of directing their skills toward doing good in the world, a collective of students and alumni from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco have launched an...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    03.03.09

  18. Founding Farmers
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    Founding Farmers

    While in Washington DC we popped into Founding Farmers, the District’s only LEED Gold certified restaurant and bar. A farm-to-table style establishment, Founding Farmers would be just one of...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.26.09

  19. Spring Greening Winners Announced
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    Spring Greening Winners Announced

    Our friends over at Inhabitat have announced the winners of their Spring Greening Contest, which asked entrants to submit a clever idea for DIY design.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    04.16.09

  20. The New David Brower Center
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    The New David Brower Center

    The David Brower Center opened this week in Berkeley, California—a new, green-built facility for Bay Area non-profit organizations working on sustainability issues. Named after one of the...

    05.12.09

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