Articles Filed Under: Being Green

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A Week of Atonement

A Week of Atonement

So we mange to wax poetic (“stunning – from the design, to the finishes, to the views”) about the new “Green” house at 520 Clipper. We give accolades to the builder (Lorax Development) and even point out the broker (Brown & Co.). The only person we forget to mention?... Read More »

The Greenest Home In San Francisco

The Greenest Home In San Francisco

Advertising the “very first City-approved installation of a rainwater catchment system”, recycled blue jean denim insulation, reclaimed hardwood flooring, and solar heating (along with numerous other “Green” features) , Brown & Co. and Lorax Development have dubbed 520 Clipper “The Greenest Home in San Francisco”. We just might have... Read More »

Flexcar Comes To San Francisco

Flexcar Comes To San Francisco

As of today, City Carshare and Zipcar have some competition in the San Francisco car-share arena. Two important things to note: 1. up to 75% of Flexcar’s fleet will by hybrid vehicles, and 2. if you join and drive by the end of the year, Flexcar will waive both... Read More »

Salvation Through Salvage

Salvation Through Salvage

(Image from Rejuvenation Online) Carol Lloyd jumps on the salvage bandwagon with insight on six Bay Area sources for salvaged building supplies (supplementing our previous list of two). She also sheds light on a new source of bargain building materials: “pre-demolition sales”. The six local sources: Read More »

Green Clean: The Book

Now that you own/rent it, keep it clean. Finally, a “Green” cleaning book that doesn’t look like something mimeographed in the basement by a couple of hippies (not that we’ve got anything against hippies). From Amazon: GREEN CLEAN is the definitive, step-by-step guide to cleaning better while using natural,... Read More »

True Curb Appeal

True Curb Appeal

If you visited ScrapHouse, you might also have stumbled upon the TRASHed art exhibit (as did we). The TRASHed campaign is a year long trash education program developed by Fashion Peace that redefines the way people and businesses view recycling and trash collection. TRASHed develops programs that fit seamlessly... Read More »