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The Great Prefab Debate [UPDATED]

Update 5/19/11: Chad Ludeman & Co. just had a baby son last night, so the debate will delayed until Thursday, May 26, 2011.

As you may know, I have a lot of interest in factory-built homes and prefabricated construction techniques.  Some of this comes from living in Japan and seeing how big companies like Panasonic, Sanyo, and Toyota fabricate their homes.  The rest comes from a fascination with homes and technology, as well as years of writing on the topic – can you believe we have nearly 340 articles about green prefabs.

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Earth Day Interview with Woman’s Day

Woman’s Day, an enormously popular magazine that helps its readers “live well every day,” just published an article with six tips for a greener home.  I talked with Olivia Putnal while she was researching the article, and she was kind enough to mention Jetson Green.  Visit WomansDay.com for some excellent discussion of home cleaning products, essential oils, efficient lighting, reuse and recycling, clutter removal, and energy-saving appliances.

Results: JDR Industry Blogger Awards

I want to take a moment to thank you for voting for this site in the recent JDR Annual Industry Blogger Awards.  I’m happy to report that Jetson Green was nominated and won the Best Blogger: Green category.  It’s an honor we wouldn’t receive without the support of hundreds of dedicated readers.  In fact, a solid portion of what we cover is sourced from reader tips, emails, and suggestions, so this award is as much for the reader as it is for us.

Five Green Design Blogs to Bookmark

Ecosistema Urbano, an agency that runs a website on the topic of “creative urban sustainability,” recently listed the top environmentally-responsible design blogs with this site included. EU also published the Prezi above saying Jetson Green is a “blogger and tweeter extraordinaire … [that] brings followers the latest strategies for building sustainable homes with natural materials and green technologies.” Here are the other four:

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Interview with EcoHome Magazine

EcoHome, a magazine for green products and technology, just published an article describing six trends that will shape green homes this year.  I talked with Jennifer Goodman, and she was kind enough to mention Jetson Green in the article.  Visit EcoHome for some excellent discussion of Passive Houses, tiny homes, home audits, energy monitoring, net-zero water, and getting more out of design decisions.

Interview with Charles & Hudson

Charles & Hudson, an excellent DIY resource with sites on such things as tools, home security, and green building, noticed our new look and was kind enough to publish a short interview.  Visit Charles & Hudson for some quick thoughts on green home certification, the home energy score, global inspiration, and green renovations.  Thanks, Timothy!

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