Wednesday, September 30, 2009

IDEAbuilder at GABreport

An article on our Lake Tahoe proof-of-concept project is now online at the GABreport website. The editor, Mignon O'Young is a green architect and the editor of the GABreport - a great online resource for the green building community.

Thank you Mignon! We look forward to seeing you at West Coast Green and keeping up with you at your website and at cleantech and green building events.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

IDEAbuilder at West Coast Green

We will have a booth at West Coast Green in the innovation pipeline area. Please do stop by and visit us.

We will have demos to show and will be ready to answer your questions about the future of building, 3D design, robotic fabrication, sustainability and green building in Europe, etc.

Looking forward to a great event!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Green building - simply requiring LEED certification doesn't work

The New York Times coverage of LEED certified buildings that are not actually very green is great coverate of a growing problem. Simply installing bamboo floors and bike racks may get a building more LEED points but it doesn't make the building very green. Even a USGBC commissioned study shows how easy it is to "game the system" and get a high rating using the least expensive, point-winning features.