Power to the People: 7 Ways to Fix the Grid, Now! is an article in the 17.04 issue of Wired Magazine. Click HERE for more information on all seven. The illustrations above are from the article.
It’s the dog days of summer. Trying to get caught up on some of the events that occurred this past spring. On May 30, the greenLIFEproject and GC-O’s Sound of Light Club brought Rock Band to the field day activities of Gray Court-Owings Middle School. All 3 grades (6th, 7th & 8th) were able to participate. We handed out Sound of Light/The Shine 96.7 stickers and gave the high scorers of each grade level a iPod Shuffle. 2nd and 3rd highest scorers from each grade got CDs donated by the Sound of Light. It was really cool! Hope we can do it again next year.
2 Years in the planning… It’s been worth the wait! The greenLIFEproject is set to raise the bar on affordable housing. The new 300 O’Conner Court home is a partnership between the Greenville County Redevelopment Authority, Greenville Technical College, Aaron-Kelli Builders and GreenArch Design Group. This Energy Star certified affordable house is modeled after the ‘Erin Cottage’, a Pocket Neighborhood plan book house designed by Ross Chapin Architects of Seattle, Washington. The ‘Erin Cottage’ plan book house is $150/sqft 3 bedroom 2 bath 1,302 sqft house designed for the temperate climate of the Pacific Northwest and didn’t even have air conditioning! Our challenge was to ‘affordablize’ and acclimatize the plan for the hot humid Southeast. The result is a 4 bedroom 2 bath 1,363 sqft home that is being built for $66/sqft.
5-16-08 Construction Photos
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