Browsing the "sustainable design" Tag

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Green is the Color of Innovative Architecture and Home Design

Repeat after me, “Good Design is Green Design.” There are many weblogs online which are devoted to tracking innovations in technology, practices and materials, and the future of design towards a smarter, greener, more sustainable future. Inhabitat.com is one of the top and it offers stimulating imagery, excellent resources, and solid information about sustainable architecture and home design.

December 5th

Staxxon: A Shipping Revolution with A Smaller Footprint

It’s not every day you get excited about something as mundane as shipping containers. When was the last time you were driving next to an 18-wheeler thinking, “That is a sweet shipping container.”? Yeah, I don’t do that either. However, when I first checked out Staxxon, my interest was piqued with their tagline, “revolutionary vertical folding and nesting container technology.”

November 5th

A Rising Tide of Eco-Optimism

Let me say right up front that I’m a big fan of all things green, but I’ve been feeling a bit out of it lately when it comes to sustainability. I wrote a book or two about it, and proudly wear the term greenie. I got the solar panels, the Prius, and the compost heap – the whole green nine yards. But lately I’ve wondered if the tide had turned, the world moved on, and maybe I had fallen out of step. Reading David Bergman’s book Sustainable Design, I think the tide is turning again, greener than ever.

September 27th

Bringing Lifecycle Thinking into Sustainable Design Free Webinar

Sustainable business in 2011 looks much different than it did just a few years ago. The majority of companies are now adopting rudimentary corporate responsibility stances, like tracking enterprise carbon or reporting on their social investments. This complimentary webinar and hear how leading companies are differentiating themselves through sustainable product and service design. Industry expert […]

February 14th

A passion for sustainable design: Foresight Design Initiative

Figure out what you love to do. Then just do it — under a green umbrella. By focusing on the process, rather than the product, Peter Nicholson serves as ecopreneuring inspiration, founding the premiere non-profit organization serving sustainable education in Chicago, Foresight Design Initiative, based around his passion for design.  Nicholson is among the Ecopreneur […]

March 25th

Where To Get A Green MBA, And Beyond (pt. 1)

Have you been pondering getting your feet wet in the ever expanding world of green business? Perhaps you’re already in it, to a degree, but want to go deeper. An MBA perhaps? Online MBA? Sustainable Development? Design? But where? Coming next Thursday, I’m going to tell you what I know from personal experience at one […]

March 13th