Archive for July 2009

10 Most Popular Client Videos [Social Media] June 2008 – June 2009

Sensible City’s social media philosophy has always encouraged “measurable, meaningful and consistent dialogue across a broad community platform.” It is in pursuit of this goal that we heavily encourage video dialogue (as opposed to marketing flashies) as an integral part of each communications platform. Out of over 600 posted last year, the following videos received…

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Ecobuild Conference Update: HPBCC Visits Capitol Hill

A few weeks ago, the High Performance Building Congressional Caucus Coalition (HPBCCC; hpbccc.org)—a collection of leading building industry organizations and companies that aims to serve as Congress’ information clearinghouse on all things related to sustainable construction—sent Congress a list of six recommendations the government should follow in developing high-performance federal buildings. Source: Architect Online Link:…

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Why we like the American Clean Energy and Security (ACES) bill

We met Ed Mazria a few years ago when booking media for his appearance at West Coast Green. His direct, clear message: “Stop coal and you stop global warming in its tracks“. [Sidenote – West Coast Green is one week away from its Early Bird Registration Deadline, which means if you don’t register soon your…

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Video: Comcast LE interviews Eric Corey Freed @ West Coast Green

Green Building for Dummies author Eric Corey Freed stopped by the Comcast Studios in San Francisco to talk about green building, home building materials, the role of architects and how it all comes together at West Coast Green – the nation’s largest residential green building conference. Journalists interested in attending West Coast Green should contact…

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Why 350 is the magic number… from a Micronesian point of view

Below is a picture of the little Island where I lived as a child. It is called Ebeye [eeb – eye]. Situated in the South Pacific, the nearest notable land mass is Papua New Guinea. The Marshall Islands (making up a region perhaps the size of Washington DC) are divided into two chains: the western,…

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Bell Hooks to speak at TEDxAsheville – Date set for August 30

TEDx Asheville has a date, location and 3 speakers confirmed for its lineup. Date: August 30, 2009 Location: Orange Peel Starting Lineup: Bell Hooks, David McConville and Drew Jones Visit www.tedxasheville.com for more info or to nominate a speaker. Read July 13th’s post on Mountain Xpress for more info. Other posts on TEDx events

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Treehugger: Laurie Chetwood’s Solar-Powered London Bridge

Lloyd Alter @treehugger picked up the RIBI/Woshipful CCA design competition winner for new ideas to shake up London Bridge. The winning design includes vertical farming, solar heating, vertical axis turbines, gray water recycling and a few other notably disruptive technologies. Here’s the story: London Bridge isn’t falling down, it is just really boring. It used…

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San Francisco Chronicle: West Coast Green is back in town

West Coast Green, an annual gathering of architects, contractors, entrepreneurs and designers — as well as plain old homeowners interested in building green — has announced the dates for its 2009 conference in San Francisco. The event, which describes itself as “the largest conference on green innovation for the built environment”, and is in its…

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