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Monthly Archive for June, 2012

TerraLogos: eco architecture participated in the Baltimore Housing Builders Expo on Saturday June 9, 2012, at the Westside Skills center. The Expo was targeted to home buyers, developers and builders who are rebuilding Baltimore primarily through the Vacants to Value program, managed by the Baltimore Housing Authority. Vacants to Value is the Baltimore City’s premier, [...]

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  The first net-zero home in Maryland has been built and is for sale.  KB Home is opening its first ZeroHouse 2.0 to the public on 23 June.  The model home is one of several available in the Middletown Woods area build to suit development near Waldorf, MD.  The home is predicted to save $50,000 [...]

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Energy Harvest

An Unusual Way to Save Energy An engineering and manufacturing firm, Mide Engineering,  in Massachusetts, develops devices and systems for harvesting the energy from vibrations and converting it to electricity.  The quantity of electricity available from a vibration source depends on the strength and frequency of the vibration.  Most frequently the source is located in an [...]

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Local community organizers in Seattle, Washington are developing a community garden on the top floor of a parking garage. The project is costing 50% more to develop than a similar project located on a vacant ground-level lot would.  Increased costs include irrigation requirements, lighter-weight soils required by the structural limitations of the garage, having to [...]

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