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October 10, 2007 1:50 PM   Subscribe

"This blog is intended to document our experience in creating a “green” home in the city of Chicago. We hope to share our experience, good and bad, in creating a place to live ecologically, happily and with minimal impact upon our world."

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posted by Terminal Verbosity (12 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
It appears that their bandwidth is not sustainable.
posted by eddydamascene at 2:02 PM on October 10, 2007


Updated as frequently as six times demiannually!
posted by dhartung at 2:15 PM on October 10, 2007


A thorough story of building a green addition to a home. [pdf]
A Pragmatic Green Residential Case Study [green home design from the ground up]. The completion of the project [with pictures].
The Milwaukee Idea Home [a prototype urban green home]
posted by desjardins at 2:45 PM on October 10, 2007


It appears that their bandwidth is not sustainable.

It's not easy being green.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 2:57 PM on October 10, 2007 [2 favorites]


another page in the story of "Green" as upmarket branding strategy: looks like serious amount of money being put into this building...

wish I had the "green" to do this...
posted by geos at 3:09 PM on October 10, 2007


You said it, geos.
posted by agregoli at 3:20 PM on October 10, 2007


Is this like those people who are going to compost their own sewage in their Manhattan highrise condo? And then write a book about their experience?
posted by Steven C. Den Beste at 4:05 PM on October 10, 2007


I think geos is just "green" with envy...
posted by wfrgms at 5:24 PM on October 10, 2007


I think geos brought up a good point though - many of the extreme "go green" projects are fabulously more expensive than doing it the regular way - meaning that for now, only people with a lot of money can turn their entire house green. Which seems kind of weird.
posted by agregoli at 6:56 AM on October 11, 2007


Low-cost green construction practices. [click to enlarge]
posted by desjardins at 7:46 AM on October 11, 2007


I haven't seen any green project yet that was done more inexpensively than a regular house renovation.
posted by agregoli at 8:29 AM on October 11, 2007


it's about saving money over time.
posted by desjardins at 9:00 AM on October 11, 2007


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