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If I had a vacant lot ...

Yeah, if I had an empty lot just laying around, and I wanted to put a house on it, I would definitely consider a prefab/modular home. My architect friends may be cringing at the thought, and it may…Continue

Tags: Homes, green, greenbuilt, Living, LEED

Started Sep 24, 2012

The Grow Community on Bainbridge
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Something interesting is…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Van Dyke Apr 10, 2013.

Building homes with all US-made materials
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My father-in-law sent me a link to something I hadn't seen before. ABC news has done a series on what would happen if contractors built homes using just 5% American made materials. They estimate…Continue

Tags: local, abc, america, in, made

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Livengood Nov 30, 2011.

It ain't like new

As we finished up the details of our house, one thing remained unaddressed. We had a parking area in front of the garage, and a developing courtyard garden. But how to separate it in a way that…Continue

Tags: local, reclaimed, landscape, steel, fencing

Started Jul 17, 2010

 

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If I had a vacant lot ...

Yeah, if I had an empty lot just laying around, and I wanted to put a house on it, I would definitely consider a prefab/modular home. My architect friends may be cringing at the thought, and it may not be she shot in the arm that the construction industry could really use right now. But from a sustainablilty (and affordability) perspective, prefab is worth looking into. Yeah, it wasn't that long ago that a prefab house was just a step up from a double-wide. But, boy, have they gotten better in…See More
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The Grow Community on Bainbridge

Something interesting is rising from the ground on Grow Avenue, just a short walk from downtown Bainbridge Island. I had the chance to walk through the first three homes and was super impressed with the steps they've taken to build in an ultra-sustainable way. But I was also impressed, as much as anything, with the…See More
Sep 23, 2012
John Livengood replied to John Livengood's discussion Building homes with all US-made materials
"By the way, in a subsequent report, they estimate that this home came in at just 1% more than if they'd sourced from anywhere."
Nov 30, 2011
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Building homes with all US-made materials

My father-in-law sent me a link to something I hadn't seen before. ABC news has done a series on what would happen if contractors built homes using just 5% American made materials. They estimate it would create 220,000 jobs.  That's fantastic. Imagine what 10% would do -- or 100% like the contractor featured in the story and who came up with a list that allowed him to build his 100% American-made home?   Good for our economy, but also great for the environment. The more locally-sourced your…See More
Nov 30, 2011
John Livengood left a comment for Kathy Roach
"Hey Kathy -- Thanks for joining EcoMajority. I look forward to your seeing your contributions in the Forums section so that we can all learn from you experience and research.   John Livengood Founder, EcoMajority"
Oct 26, 2011
John Livengood replied to John Van Dyke's discussion A local source for solar
"Hey John -- I really liked Puget Sound Solar. I imagine there are more suppliers coming on line around here all the time (I know that when I researched it a couple of years back, there was a small handful locally). But I didn't find anyone who…"
Aug 29, 2011
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John Livengood left a comment for JC Calvert
"Hey JC -- Thanks for joining EcoMajority. Hopefully you'll find some forum topics where you would be willing to share your experience and insight. -- John"
May 9, 2011
John Livengood left a comment for Charlie Moore
"Welcome to EcoMajority, Charlie. I look forward to seeing your point of view and experience expressed on the forums.   Thanks for joining.  -- John"
May 9, 2011
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Apr 8, 2011
John Livengood left a comment for Matthew Coates
"Hey Matthew --   I'm really glad you joined ecomajority. And even more happy you posted content to the site.   I have found that traffic to the site is directly tied to new content and linking those updates on Twitter and Facebook. To…"
Apr 8, 2011

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I believe that by increasing the quality of information available and discussion of the different alternatives, good products/companies/processes will receive the benefit of a positive feedback loop. Better clarity will increase sales -- and with more volume there will be better efficiencies and prices will become more competitive. That's all good.

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At 3:41pm on April 8, 2011, Matthew Coates said…
thanks john - this site is a great idea...been looking for such a forum with a focus on sustainable design for residential work.  i am looking forward to playing a role in the development of your site.  keep me posted if i can help in any meaningful way.
At 12:35am on May 2, 2010, Justin Davis said…
John- Let me know when you find some time. Should have some more details about the BGI project house after our intensive weekend at Islandwood on the 9th.
Cheers, Justin
At 5:43pm on May 1, 2010, John Van Dyke said…
It is funny and wonderful how connections are made these days. Love your site and it's intent. I have a big learning curve and a lot of challenges ahead. Exciting! I will back on Bainbridge for the summer at the end of May. Maybe see you around the hood? Blackbird?
At 4:44pm on April 30, 2010, Justin Davis said…
John-Excited to get involved and explore the site. I'm in the beginning stage of starting a project in the residential remodel sector and a potential business case for a BGI project house so this could be a great platform to link with as we progress. If you're ever off island and want to grab lunch let me know. Cheers.
At 7:42pm on March 24, 2010, Cameron Reith said…
Appreciate it John. I look forward to getting involved in some discussion. This is a great platform for people to do some Q&A and interact on important topics. I'm already learning some new stuff just from browsing the forum. By the way, your home looks absolutely beautiful! We sell both Trinity and IceStone products so I am very familiar with some of your choices. (good choices)
At 4:03pm on March 23, 2010, Lauren Haire said…
Thanks John! Like Greg Lotakis, I am also an MBA student at Bainbridge Graduate Institute studying sustainable business. Coming from more of the business/financial side of construction, I am very interested in finding efficiencies and making green building the affordable option. Hopefully I'll be able to contribute to as well as learn from your site!
At 5:33pm on February 26, 2010, Zeke Busch said…
Funny the things that pop up when you image search for a word, in this case green. Glad to see things up and running. I hope to spend some time this weekend getting acquainted.
At 5:16pm on February 26, 2010, Darrell Whitelaw said…
Anytime. As I get ready to buy my first house this year I'm sure I'll be frequenting as I do improvements.
 
 
 

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