Architectural Technology: Green buildings, design firms, innovative practices for homes;



http://www.businessweek.com/innovate/content/nov2006/id20061108_116412.htm?campaign_id=bier_innv.g3a.rss1109c

http://www.sunset.com/sunset/marketplace/package/0,20869,1143428~844996,00.html

http://www.popsci.com/popsci/technology/hometechnology/864689c49db84010vgnvcm1000004eecbccdrcrd.html

http://architecture.mit.edu/house_n/

http://openprototype.com/

http://www.smarthome.duke.edu


Designs for changing life style: Important ?

Designs for a modern life style:
Laundry rooms:
Kitchen:

Lighting: What is efficient lighting ? How much money can be saved by switching a home to certain types of light bulbs ?
Windows: Efficient windows:

Inuslation: Best practices to insulate a house ?

Alternative heat: Solar panels, pellet stoves.

Appliances: how long does it take for the energy savings to outweigh the cost of buying something new:
Dishwasher:
Washer/Dryer:

One of the more innovative, globally connected design firms in the world:

http://www.ted.com/index.php/speakers/view/id/100

Integrating environmental controls:
http://www.luciddesigngroup.com/

Listings of 'green' speeches from Ted.com
http://www.ted.com/themes/view/id/15

Open Architecture:
http://www.openarchitecturenetwork.org/