Daily Green Wrap-Up 13.February, 2012

When Hurricane Irene made landfall along the Eastern seaboard last summer, crippling dozens of communities with record flooding, many folks called the storm a ‘100-year event’ — but a new study suggests that it will be much sooner than century until we see the next one.
Bio Hotel, a sustainable construction inspired by the LEED methodology, will be a 7-storey hotel located in Bogotá D.C. – Colombia. LEED is a certification program for sustainable buildings and construction projects administered by the U.S. Green Building Council.
Established by Sylvie van de Loo in 2005, SEMdesign specializes in innovative product design with a conceptual and humorous touch – and their “Fruit Bowl 128 Cardboard” is no exception. ..If you feel crafty and think that you can manage to DIY it, SEMdesign have kindly uploaded a free open source manual for the “Fruit Bowl 128 Cardboard” here!
The plug-in vehicle grassroots are a little less vibrant today with the news that EV advocate Doug Korthof has passed way. We were lucky to have Korthof’s voice appear in the AutoblogGreen comments from time to time, but his true contribution to the field was his long-time commitment to getting more and more people excited about plug-in vehicles, going back to the fight over crushing perfectly functional electric vehicles in the middle of the last decade.
There are days I wake up and think to myself “Curse you Elon Musk for making the world’s coolest electric car that nobody can afford!”… As Mitt Romney would say, I’m just envious.

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