Since I last shared photos of the Dow POWERHOUSE Solar Shingle, this line of business has picked up. In October 2011, the Solar Shingle launched in Colorado, and Dow expanded the launch to Texas and California in April 2012. As part of the launch, this commercial — lazy roof — aired recently to show these markets how Dow is helping to reinvent the roof so that it not only provides shelter but power, too.
- Passive Houses are radical.
- How an electricity bill redesign is better.
- Portland to test a new kind of modular home.
- Shipping containers used for hydroponic urban farms.
- New housing complex earns LEED Platinum.
- Greenest buildings get seal of approval.
- Energy auditor is the top new job.
- Beyond energy efficiency.
James Green is an aircraft structural engineer who found a creative solution when designing a home for a remote site in Turkey (that wouldn’t allow a concrete foundation). Green decided to structure the house around a shipping container with an extended skeleton of removable frames. Seeing more potential, he then patented the idea and teamed up with architect Matthew Coates of Coates Design Architects in order to deploy “Eco-Pak” as modular and sustainable housing.