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  1. 101 Alternative Energy: Climate Control
    Design 101

    101 Alternative Energy: Climate Control

    Few things use more energy at home than the pursuitof the perfect indoor temperature.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.29.09

  2. 101 Alternative Energy: Light On
    Design 101

    101 Alternative Energy: Light On

    The standard pear-shaped incandescent bulb thatmost of us have been using for ages has a bad reputation among environmentalists as an energy hog.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.29.09

  3. Design 101

    101 Alternative Energy: On-Demand Hot Water

    We don’t keep a kettle boiling on the stove all day for the one moment when we want tea, so why do we keep water heated around the clock when all we need it for is a shower or a load of laundry?

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.01.09

  4. 101 Alernative Energy: Zeroing In
    Design 101

    101 Alernative Energy: Zeroing In

    It’s become increasingly common to hear the term
“zero energy” or “zero carbon” used to describe buildings that achieve complete energy sustainability by generating as...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.30.09

  5. 101 Alternative Energy
    Design 101

    101 Alternative Energy

    From the Aquastar to zero-energy homes, we present an A-to-Z guide of green power tips and home energy savings.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    02.25.09

  6. SunRun Solar Stimulus Package
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    SunRun Solar Stimulus Package

    This week's news was riddled with updates on the slow passage of President Obama's stimulus package through Congress. As the administration takes aim at Americans' energy bills by ramping up clean...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    02.13.09

  7. 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

  8. From the Frank Lloyd Wright School: Taliesin Mod.Fab
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    From the Frank Lloyd Wright School: Taliesin Mod.Fab

    With so many green prefab projects out there, designers have to continually up their game to hit the highest standards of sustainability, design integrity, and beauty, all in one compact package....

    written by: Sarah Rich
    02.20.09

  9. BLDG 2.0: Can Data Transform Building?
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    BLDG 2.0: Can Data Transform Building?

    We'll surely never cease to marvel at the architectural feats humans accomplished long before the age of computers, but it's nevertheless a wonder to see what we can do with digital tools at our...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    03.27.09

  10. Friday Finds 4.3.09
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 4.3.09

    This week with spring settling in, the Dwell editors took inspiration from flowers made of leather and wood, and architectural landmarks made of fruity gelatininous desserts, among other things.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    04.03.09

  11. ecobee Smart Thermostat
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    ecobee Smart Thermostat

    Integrating smart technology into home energy and heating/cooling systems is a no-brainer. Few tools make it easier to save money and conserve resources without lifting a finger or remembering a...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    05.26.09

  12. Friday Finds 8.7.09
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 8.7.09

    From Dwell's editorial, photo, and design teams, this week's round-up of blog sightings includes several stellar photographic finds, some upcycled housewares, the invention of sentimental value for...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    08.07.09

  13. Friday Finds 8.14.09
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 8.14.09

    This week at the Dwell office we've been working on our November issue, which will feature a collection of beautiful homes from the far reaches of the rural US and France. We also shipped off this...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    08.14.09

  14. Friday Finds 8.28.09
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 8.28.09

    This week at Dwell as the chilly summer gives way to the warmest, sunniest months in San Francisco's calendar, the troops have rallied up a collection of links from around the Web for your Week in...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    08.28.09

  15. Friday Finds 9.11.09
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 9.11.09

    A great sigh of relief gave way to early anticipation as we sent off our first ever Dwell Special Issue last week. The little book, called Make It Yours, will be on the stands later this month and...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    09.11.09

  16. POWERleap: Energy on the Floor
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    POWERleap: Energy on the Floor

    Over the years the blogosphere has seen a number of stories about generating power from the vibration of people's feet on a train platform, stairs, bridges and even—in perhaps the most...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    11.19.09

  17. Forwarding Dallas
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    Forwarding Dallas

    Earlier this year, Dwell editor Aaron Britt traveled down to Dallas, Texas, for a design charrette with Re:Vision Dallas. The project is a collaboration between Urban Re:Vision and the Central...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    12.03.09

  18. The Third and The Seventh
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    The Third and The Seventh

    Late last week I was preparing to blog about this short film by Alex Roman, and clearly so were lots of other people, judging by the fact that today Roman's dedicated site, thirdseventh.com,...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.12.10

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