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Green Building Whitfield Shore: Otherwise Known as “The Spaceship" Condos


The floating spaceship-like oblong structure is known as Whitfield Shore, a condominium located in Guilford, Connecticut, built by well-known modernist residential architect Wilfred J. O. Armster, now in his seventies. The steel, copper and concrete structure is built high up on stalks to take advantage of the views to the south of Long Island Sound. Inside are 13 one-bedroom loft units range from 1,400 to 1,600 square feet, featuring open living areas and two-car garages. The building has a rich history. The local residents, used to charming Colonial housing, began calling it the spaceship down the street. And if you’ll remember the comic strip, “Zippy the Pinhead,” this iconic building was memorialized in it in 2002 Read more
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Published On : 02-13-2014
Author : Kristin Gabriel
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Asbestos Removal & GREEN Alternatives for Homeowners
Located in the western part of the United States, Utah is the center of information technology, transportation and a large tourist destination for outdoor recreation activities. Utah was named the fastest growing state in the United Stated in a study conducted by the U.S. Census Bureaus. The path to owning a home is an exciting time for everyone, but one that will bring additional responsibilities. Used throughout the greater part of the 20th century, asbestos was one of the most highly sought after building materials due to its flame resistant qualities. Utahs asbestos has been as a result of its large petroleum industry. Oil giants such as BP Amoco, Chevron and American Oil all have refineries stationed in the state. Potential home bu Read more
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Published On : 03-17-2009
Author : Steve Donegan
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Go Green with home plan DDI105-202
  The Plan #119-1232 (DDI105-202) has some major green advantages and opportunities. To start off with, its basically a three story home, which is not only less expensive to build than something spread out, but disturbs less ground. Its many windows and outdoor decks allow natural cooling and ventilation. Perhaps most important, it fits a lot of house into a small square footage. The size of homes has basically doubled in recent years, so a small house that works extra hard for you is a great start!   What can you do to make it green? Well to start off with, think insulation. This plan has a lot of windows and they're spread throughout the house. Passive solar is not an option and windows represent a weak point in Read more
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Published On : 05-15-2008
Author : Steve Donegan
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Greenwashing Debates are Heating Up
I've heard a lot of talk about greenwashing lately. It's been a topic of discussion for quite some time, but it's getting more attention. Greenwashing is a term used to describe overstating a products "greenness", or, as some have appropriately put it, a products "shade of green". There are two main arguments. The first is that greenwashing is an evil practice used to deceive consumers and slow down the green movement. The second is that accusing companies of greenwashing is unnecessary slander that punishes them for taking small steps in the right direction. What do you think? Since it's obvious that some companies will want to overstate a products green characteristics to save money, I believe that it's important to c Read more
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Published On : 02-13-2008
Author : Steve Donegan
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Consequences: Why Green Building Makes Sense Now
You know, I've been thinking a lot lately on the impact our lifestyle choice has on the rest of the world. This is probably, or at least should be, a pretty well covered topic out there, but it's been on my mind lately. I'm currently in an Architectural Systems class at my University and our professor was sharing some stories about building techniques and lifestyle in the 70's. Apparently, and I know this because of my parents house, they didn't really worry too much about insulating homes. Gas was so cheap that the necessity to worry about our energy sources just wasn't there. No wonder environmentalists were considered hippies; not that I want to take the hippie title away from any proud hippies out there. But, now Read more
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Published On : 02-13-2008
Author : Steve Donegan
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