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Postgreen’s new green building project Awesometown aims to live up to its name 

Erin Witman wasn’t planning on becoming a homeowner when she walked into Fishtown’s Lloyd Whiskey Bar one evening after work in March. But a colleague had encouraged the real estate professional to stop by for the launch party of Awesometown, a collection of 14 super-insulated and energy-efficient townhomes that will soon be rising along the 400 block of Moyer Street in Fishtown. Created by the local residential development firm Postgreen Homes, the houses promise to be rich in utility-saving features: LEED Platinum design specs, rainwater collection areas, low-flow bathroom appliances, and triple pane windows to keep both warm and cool air inside the homes, which are scheduled for completion next summer.

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Groundbreaking Celebration for Folsom Powerhouse

Rendering of Folsom Powerhouse Philadelphia’s Francisville neighborhood is about to get greener, with the groundbreaking on Wednesday, October 23 of Folsom Powerhouse, an innovative mixed-use development project incorporating the latest in modern design, sustainable construction and urban planning (covered in Grid). Neighbors, potential homebuyers, and fans of sustainability and great design are invited to attend the event, which will be hosted by Postgreen Homes and Equinox Management & Construction LLC. Attendees will be encouraged to participate an interactive installation: "The Greenway," inspired by the world famous “Before I Die” walls.

Speakers will include:

Jonathan Weiss - Equinox MC
Brian Abernathy - Director, Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority
Brian Phillips - Interface Studio Architects
Jenny Sabin – Sabin Studios
Alex Dews - Mayor's Office of Sustainability
Penelope Giles - Executive Director of Francisville NDC
Chad Ludeman - Postgreen Homes

Following the speeches, the celebration will continue at the Urban Saloon at 2120 Fairmount Ave., with food, drinks, and conversation with key project participants. Follow developments at the project at http://folsom-powerhouse.com/ and across social media under the hash tag #folsompowerhouse.