West Coast Green 2010
West Coast Green kicked off on Thursday in San Francisco. This year, the annual sustainable design conference is host to speakers like green jobs advocate and Green for All senior fell Van Jones, Cradle to Cradle author and architect William McDonough, Natural Capitalism Solutions founder Hunter Lovins, and more as well as a convention hall full of exhibitors. We took a stroll through the booths to find the latest in green goods.
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- This year, Build it Green celebrates the completion of its 10,000th GreenPoint rated home.
IceStone is one of the most popular recycled countertops out there. All braggadocio aside, they earned a Cradle to Cradle Gold.
A spectrum of colors is available—21 to be exact. While Purple Haze may not make it into our kitchens anytime soon, any nod to Jimi fills us with burning desire. This Leviathan of countertops was felled by the humblest of condiments: A single dollop of yellow mustard etched the surface.
IceStone is porous and should be sealed twice a year. High maintenance? We think so. Check IceStone’s website for care recommendations as they’re subject to change.
- Here are ten of our favorite furniture and accessory designs from the four-part coast Made in America series (Midwest, Northeast, South, and West Coast) in our July/August issue celebrating…
- Greenbuild is charging full steam ahead at the Moscone Center in Dwell's home town of San Francisco.
- We used and abused seven eco-friendly countertops to investigate if they could stand the heat of Dwell’s kitchen.
- From the United States to Poland to South Korea, living roofs have taken off.
- On an island 20 miles off the coast of Maine, a writer, with the help of his daughter, built not only a room but an entire green getaway of his own.
- On April 19th, AIA’s Committee on the Environment (COTE) announced the COTE Top Ten Green Project Awards: their selection of the most sustainable buildings across the country.