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Solar Ivy- Building Integrated PV

Posted on July 2, 2011 at 10:50am 0 Comments

Would like to see these on a few buildings around Gainesville...


Read the blog at INDIGOGreen…


Selecting the Low Carbon Material

Posted on June 24, 2011 at 11:05am 0 Comments

Selecting material that has low embodied energy can do more than we think when reducing the global warming potential (GWP) of the built environment.  The USGBC typically says 40% of the CO2 or CO2e (equivalent gases) in the U.S. comes from building operations.  That is a LOT of energy in heating, cooling, lighting and running our ever-present computers and other equipment.  But… Continue

Save Some Water For The Fishies...Literally

Posted on September 22, 2010 at 12:51pm 1 Comment

It is an idea that I must have given this Chineese designer Yan Lu in my sleep. Everytime my kids use the faucet for washing or brushing teeth my wife and I always tell them to "save some for the fishies!". We feel (we hope) it instills a sense of connection to the little creatures of the world that we have to look out for and that they naturally have an empathy for.

Now Yan Lu has taken that idea literally and has placed a goldfish...…


Appraisers Starting to Value Green Homes In The Market

Posted on August 12, 2010 at 10:46am 0 Comments

We've known all along that constructing green buildings makes sense. So many organizations and consumers recognize this as well as our own city and municipal power plant. Now the Appraisal Institute is recognizing the need for appraisers to understand that there is a real monetary valuation to homes that are not only saving energy and money but also less hazardous for their occupants and better for their communites' environment. Read the full post… Continue

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At 11:07pm on August 18, 2009, Sh'mal Ellenberg said…
Hey Michael, just saw you name on Zoobird and thought I'd send a note of appreciation to you. Are you still working with Lib at Indigo? Good going with that if you are. Makes me feel good knowing what Lib is doing. Let her know Jacob and Becca are coming to town early next month for my 70th. 70th what I keep asking myself? Some kind of milestoned. ooops. Blessings and light will keep shining on the good works Sh'mal
At 5:25pm on July 3, 2009, Michael Levin said…
Hi Michael and welcome to Zoobird! I must congratulate you on the coolest rain collection apparatus I've ever seen. Stay tuned for the story...but, here's a photo I took of it at Indigo:



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