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Green Roof: Elevation 314

In architecture, cleantech, Energy, Science, Sustainable on October 13, 2009 at 2:46 pm

National Building Museum

Green Roof: Elevation 314.

Russell Katz from Design Conserve Develop Corp., architect and developer of the green roof at 314 Carroll Street, NW, Washington, DC and Amy Arnold, a landscape architect, discuss, ELEVATION 314, the first project in Washington, DC that has been approved to include a “green roof” as part of the storm water management system.

Green Roof: Elevation 314 from National Building Museum on Vimeo.

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Green Festivals – Washington DC

In architecture, cleantech, Energy, Environment, Science, Sustainable on October 9, 2009 at 5:25 pm

At the Washington DC Green Festival™, a joint project of Global Exchange and Green America, we’re celebrating what’s working in our communities—across the District, Maryland and Virginia—for people, for business and for the environment.

You’ll enjoy more than 125 renowned speakers and 350 green businesses (start your holiday shopping now!), great how-to workshops, green films, a Fair Trade pavilion, yoga classes, organic beer, delicious organic cuisine and live music.

Find out about DC environmental initiatives; and learn how neighbors, community nonprofits and city departments are working together to make their cities healthier places to live.

via Green Festivals – Washington DC.

NASA Plans Self-Sustaining Green Building : CleanTechnica

In architecture, cleantech, Science, Sustainable on August 8, 2009 at 1:30 pm

CleanTechnica reports: Written by Mariella Moon Published on August 7th, 2009

NASA claims it’s currently planning what would be the greenest building in the federal government. To be called the Sustainability Base, this is slated to be one of NASA’s most ambitious eco-friendly projects.The $20.6 million building will utilize current alternative energy technologies such as water recycling systems, fuel cells and solar panels to achieve a LEED-certified edifice. NASA will even use some of its technologies developed specifically for space exploration. The aim is to build a self-sustaining structure that consumes no net energy and 90 percent less potable water than other buildings its size. According to Steve Zornetzer, Associate Center Director at NASA Ames, the name Sustainable Base is an homage to Apollo 11’s Tranquility Base.