February Month in Review [Outline]

Here’s an outline of our coverage from February. In terms of our new articles, the most shared one on Facebook was about the lower-cost C6 prefab by LivingHomes, while the most shared one on Twitter was about the value of the green homes market. As always, we’re interested in learning about inventive green homes and new green products around the USA. If you have news for JetsonGreen.com, send us a tip.

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Seattle Alley House Aims for LEED Platinum

This is Alley House 2, a modular prefab home aiming for LEED Platinum certification, located in the Madison Valley neighborhood of Seattle, Washington.  We looked at the home during site assembly and note that it’s complete and listed for sale at the offering of $599,000.  The home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a one-car garage (that could be used as a workshop or converted to an ADU), and 1,687 square feet.

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Glidehouse Prefab Built on Vashon Island

As mentioned a few months ago, Massachusetts- and California-based Blu Homes recently undertook the construction of a new Glidehouse prefab on Vashon Island in Washington.  The home was built in a factory and shipped to the island — by ferryboat, there are no bridges — where it was later unpacked for finishing various site details.  Here are a few photos of the completed home.

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Meld Intros Luxe Recycled Content Material

North Carolina-based Meld USA, maker of several materials we’ve mentioned including ecoX, Micro, and Plus Plus, introduced a new material in the last year called Luxe.  Luxe is made in Raleigh with up to 74% pre-consumer recycled-content material and can be used with various products, including countertops, tiles, and wall paneling.  Meld offers six standard colors – Natural, Cement, Graphite, Saddleback, Caper and Southern Mud — and basically infinite custom colors.

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Affordable C6 Prefab Open in Long Beach

LivingHomes recently introduced a new, lower cost prefab called the C6 and built two models to showcase to the world.  Last week, we mentioned the Palm Springs C6 and this one is located in Long Beach, California (catch a tour Feb. 25, 2012 if you’re in the area).  The home was designed by LivingHomes in collaboration with Make It Right, an endeavor by Brad Pitt and Bill McDonough, and was built to a LEED Platinum level environmental program with Cradle-to-Cradle inspired materials.

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