16 May '11, 1pm

Interested in sustainable buildings and places? There's an app for that (via @kaid_at_NRDC)

Interested in sustainable buildings and places? There's an app for that (via @kaid_at_NRDC)

My friend Steve Mouzon has built an iPhone application that aggregates hand-picked news and discussion about sustainable cities, towns, neighborhoods, and buildings. Check out the Original G app at the iTunes store, here . Some places attempt to be green using advanced technology to compensate for what would otherwise be unsustainable design or circumstances. To imagine an extreme hypothetical example, what if the indoor ski slope in desert-hot Dubai (yes, there really is one ) were kept cool with electricity obtained from renewable sources, transmitted via efficient lines, and precisely calibrated to match peak-hour use. There aren't many places to ski in the desert, so enthusiasts travel long distances to get there. Now imagine that they use electric cars to get there, perhaps also powered with electricity obtained somehow from renewable sources. Other places, however, a...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/kbenfield/interested_in...

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