Articles - January, 2010

Portland Awaits Innovative Solar and Wind Powered Light Rail Substation

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About one month ago, construction began on this ambitious light rail substation for the South Terminus of TriMet's Portland Mall Light Rail Line.  The station, designed by Hennebery Eddy Architects, combines style with salvaged materials and a unique solar and wind power scheme. 

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LivingHomes Now Available Nationally!

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I imagine you've heard the news this week from LivingHomes' headquarters in Santa Monica.  All LivingHomes, whether designed by Ray Kappe or KieranTimberlake, are now available throughout most of the United States.  In addition, the company — a pioneer in green prefab — announced a new prefab home model designed by Ray Kappe and wood-frame construction on all Kappe LivingHomes. 

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Old and New in a Zero Energy Casita

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Recently, we had to opportunity to talk with Don Ferrier about the progress of a home called the Zero Energy Casita.  Ferrier, president of Ferrier Custom Homes, started building earth-sheltered homes 25 years ago and has the distinct accomplishment of building the first LEED Platinum home in Texas.  In this net zero energy beauty, Ferrier is building a home that generates as much energy in the course of a year as it consumes. 

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Huge Solar Rack Structure Installed in NJ

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A new solar racking structure — one of the largest continuous elevated solar racking structures in the country that spans the length of three football fields — was just completed for the Manheim Auto Auction in Bordentown, New Jersey.  Rated at 1 MW, the project includes 5,880 photovoltaic panels covering 104,000 square feet. 

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Rocio Romero Debuts Stackable Prefabs

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Rocio Romero, the architect behind the LV series of prefab homes, just announced the availability of stackable prefabs.  Referred to as the LV2 — a 2-story stack placed on any LV series unit, the custom add-on costs the same as regular LV series units.  Rocio Romero has sold over a hundred LVs and says the average cost to build, including the kit, shipping, foundation, and finish costs, is about $120 per square foot (not including land).       

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