Earn a Weekend in a Prefab KitHAUS


KitHAUS just installed two prefab modules, a K3 and K4, in Arroyo Grande, California.  And if you’ve ever wanted to test out a tiny prefab, the company is running a contest over the next year called “ourHAUS yourHAUS kitHAUS” for the opportunity to stay a weekend in the fully equipped kitHAUS retreat.

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Rivers’ Edge Surfaces from Oklahoma


When looking for an eco-friendly countertop, there are various factors to consider and literally hundreds of options.  Here's another one to consider: Rivers' Edge Countertops, Inc., an Oklahoma company that makes concrete and recycled glass surfaces.  The company sources post-consumer recycled glass — bottles, dinnerware, windows, safety glass, and light bulbs — from a local recycling center, making surfaces with 75-80% recycled content and a cement base bolstered with crushed granite. 

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Old Shed Now an Ivy Covered Art Studio


This green cube is the focal point of a landscape project that received an Honor Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects in this year's Professional Awards.  Designed by Scott Lewis Landscape Architecture, an old garden shed was converted into a modern art studio covered in ivy growing on an exterior metal framework.  It's fascinating, don't you think?

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Solar Powered Green Home for Atlanta


Concourse E unveiled a new project concept this week for a corner lot in Atlanta, Georgia.  The luxurious, green project would have three bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms, and several spaces designed to facilitate gathering and relaxing.  If you’re in the area, the company will have a preview event this Thursday night to share more detail of the Wessyngton House.

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Getting a Home Energy Assessment

You may not be in a position to design and build a new green home with cutting-edge design, techniques, and products. Most people aren’t. But it's definitely a good idea to invest in your existing home to make it more energy efficient, healthy, and green. That’s what I’m doing with my old place built in 1958. Probably the first place to start is with a home energy assessment or energy audit, explained in this video.

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Rethinking Waste in a Reclaimed Space


Austin-based Reclaimed Space built this modular prefab with roughly 80% reclaimed materials and presented it at Dwell on Design 2010.  With interior design by Zem Joaquin, founder of Ecofabulous, the 400-square-foot home has Electrolux appliances, a vertical living wall from Fyto Wall, CaesarStone countertops, Mythic zero-VOC paints, Solatube daylighting, LED lighting, and Caroma water-efficient bathroom fixtures.  If you didn't get a chance to see it, watch this five-part video series embedded below:
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