Archive for the ‘Green in SLC’ Category

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Marmalade’s Green House

In 2006, the infill lot at 353 W Reed Avenue in the Marmalade neighborhood became home to this urban, 2,400 sf green built home. It’s open and bright, and features 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a mother-in-law apartment to help offset the mortgage payments, plus it’s been tested by the Utah Energy Conservation Coalition and was…Read More »

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“It takes a village to raise a child” is an ancient African proverb that rings true with any generation. Feeling a sense of community is paramount among people who value social interaction and alliance with neighbors. This type of environment is integral in the lives of people who live in cohousing developments. Cohousing is a…Read More »

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Designed by A. K. Smith Architects, this home at 1048 Lake Street was built with the environment in mind. With an exterior of Structural Integrated Panels (SIPS) this home is already 65% more energy efficient than standard frame construction and 2 1/2 times stronger! But the exterior is only the beginning; an emphasis on green…Read More »

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Going Green by Buying Old

Generally, when looking to think green, many people’s thoughts tend toward modern innovations: hybrid cars, energy-efficient appliances, solar panels, and the like. Yet, when it comes to making an Earth-friendly decision on a home purchase, many argue that buying an older home is the best way to minimize environmental impact. New construction affects the environment…Read More »

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Almost two years after crews broke ground on 222 Main, it’s nearing completion. According to the developer, Hamilton Partners, it will open its doors in November of this year. 222 Main is Utah’s first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified “Silver” energy-rated class A office building. The aptly-named tower at 222 S. Main…Read More »

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Here are some simple ideas for going green in Salt Lake. The contents of this list may not be new, but the most important things bear repeating. Simple things can make a difference, both for the environment and your wallet. Change a light. If just one regular light bulb in every home in the United States…Read More »