40 Innovative Green Homes of 2008

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If you liked our article on 34 Stunning LEED Platinum Projects, you'll probably like this one, too.  As with the other, this is a retrospective on the past year.  We've seen some awesome green homes and are constantly inspired:  So much creativity, innovation, and style!  That said, unless you're living in a cave, you'll probably note that most websites are looking back — it's a tradition this time of year.  For intance, the Wall Street Journal showcased a list of what they call A Decade's Most Remarkable Homes.  Michelle Kaufmann contributed thoughts to WSJ for their article and then decided to create her very own list of Top 10 Housing Designs from the Past Decade.  We're keeping our list limited to built homes shown on this site in 2008:

Tulane Green Build – Splendid Combo of Green, Prefab

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Lighthouse, UK's First Zero-Emission, Carbon Neutral Home

Lighthouseuk


The 32nd Street Eco-Infill Home

Studiohtreal


Rapson Greenbelt, Modern Passive Solar Prefab

Greenbelt2ny


HGTV Green Home 2008, Handsome + LEED Gold

HGTV Green Home 2008 GMC Yukon Hybrid


Whitehead-Elniski Residence, Green Adaptive Reuse!

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Solar Harvest, a Positive Energy Home [NY Times]

Solarharvest


iT House Off-Grid, High Desert Prefab

iT House


Holy Cross Project Show House Now a Reality [NOLA]

Showhouse


Wow! Industrial Container Home in New Zealand

Wellington


Maison EvolutiV Exudes Green Prefab Simplicity

Maison EvolutiV


Gulf Islands House Blends Minimalism and Sustainability

Gulf Islands Home


Smart Home: Green + Wired Debuts at MSI

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Canühome Shows Smart Sustainability

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Innovative Abōd Takes Small Project Award

Abōd


Vader Garage Rehab Will Take Your Breath Away!

Cor-ten Facade


A Stunning Flatpak House in Aspen, CO

Flatpak Night


HOM Draws a Crowd at Dwell on Design

HOM


Santa Barbara Green Prefab on Display

Santa Barbara Sunset Breezehouse


Flickr LVL Home With Subtle Flashes of Red

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Zamore Homes Focuses on Stylish, Green Kit Homes

Zamore Homes


Modern Prefab Cabin Available For Rent on East Coast

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Vermont Green Home Features Contemporary Style

Intownhouse


5ive Home Secures Platinum Paper in Minnesota

5ive


Method Home Prefab Cabin Now Complete

Method Home Cabin


Modern Green Seattle Home Opens Doors

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Platinum Leapfrog House Springs Green

Swfromtree


Yale Grad Student's Off-Grid Tiny House

Yale Tiny House


Modern Alley House Goes Super Green

222 Alley House


[Video] Margarido House and The View

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Smartly Designed Cornell House

Cornell House


Photo Tour: Harbinger SG Blocks Shipping Container Home

Second Floor - Harbinger House


LEED Platinum Home of the Future Reduces Energy Costs by 80%

SMUD Home of the Future


Off-Grid Emergency Response Studio

ERS South


Garcia Modern Green Home Takes Award

Garcia Home Twilight


RINCON 5 Green Prefab Now at $179k+

Rincon 5 by Marmol Radziner Prefab


LEED Platinum Home Breaks Records

Gottfried Home


Johnson Creek weeHouse Prefab Home

Johnson Creek weeHouse Prefab


Truro Net-Zero Energy Beach House

Truro Residence in Truro Massachusetts


BrightBuilt Barn on Track for Platinum

BrightBuilt Barn

If you have an innovative, green home, whether already built, under construction, or on the boards, make sure to keep in touch.  Always feel free to contact us or email at jetsongreen@yahoo.com. 


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  • http://www.bomomo.com/ Joseph Edward Clarke

    Now, that’s the kind of housing I am interested in. That’s it, I am ready to move in. Please love this money, and don’t feel obligated to sell me a house, just because I offer you Money. I think of it as an inheritance of us flighted friend sightseers. What an architect God can be. And soon.

  • Anonymous

    Great collection of green homes, it’s a bit hard to spot the shipping container homes scattered throughout the posting. I think the Cornell house has some of the best lines of them all. It’s nice to see that smaller, modular, shipping container living is finally getting the attention that it deserves. I’ve got a number of ISBU container homes designs listed on my blog at http://www.bigboomblog.com. Keep up the good work Jetson Green!

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