LionForce ecoLiving Custom Green Home

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San Antonio-based LionForce built this efficient home as a prototype for their ecoLiving System — a web-based configurator that will help homeowners design homes and build them through a national network of certified building partners.  LionForce says their homes are efficient, healthy, low-maintenance, quickly constructed, and cost effective.  This first prototype home, the T-2 home, has already received a 2009 Green Building Award from the City of San Antonio (in the custom home under 2,200 square feet category). 

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The T-2 home, located at 21953 Trumbo Road in San Antonio, also received a 3.0 rating from Build San Antonio Green.  It scored well in the energy category, partly because the home was constructed with custom EPS wall and roof panels (see above).  The custom system creates a tight envelope and reduces the amount of energy needed. 

T-2 neatly packs three bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,230 square feet of space.  There's a bedroom and a living/kitchen wing — similar to the design used for the Truro Residence — to splice day and night activities.  T-2 also incorporates extensive deck space to blend the interior with the exterior, and a rainwater catchment system collects water for irrigation.  

LionForce is slowing rolling out the web-based configurator (due this summer) and relationships with certified ecoLiving Builders.  With additional homes in planning, we'll keep you posted with all aspects of the ecoLiving System.  This could be interesting. 

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Photo credits: LionForce ecoLiving System.


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  • http://mportlandrealestate.com/ Portland Real Estate

    How cool is that? A website that can help you build and choose a green home. I had a similar idea a while back where you could take prefab interchangable pieces (“lego pieces”) and create your own green prefab home with a cost of materials and cost of labor estimator. I think it would also be cool if it could automatically find contractors in the area that could do the job.

    • http://www.jetsongreen.com Preston

      I think it’s brilliant. Use what’s out there and add shape to it. It’s a hybrid approach to house plans and custom homes.

  • Brian N.

    Very cool idea! I can’t wait to play with the “configurator”.

  • http://mportlandrealestate.com/ Portland Real Estate

    Great looking home! I love the large porch. The large covered porch seems to be missing from most green homes, but this one has it and manages to make it look really nice too.

    • http://www.jetsongreen.com Preston

      I agree. Houses in general could use more porches, decks, and other types of outdoor spaces to foster outdoor activity and interaction with people and things outside. Plus, it feels good to sit outside in a chair with people and just relax …

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