MEKA Unveils Modular Container Houses

Toronto-based housing company MEKA — that is, modular, environmental, kinetic, assembly — made national headlines with the launch of small container homes this week.  Seeking the ultimate trifecta of style, sustainability, and affordability, this start-up aims to produce “the most luxurious living spaces with a clean modern sensibility, at super affordable prices.”

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By |November 17th, 2010|Categories: Container Design, Modern architecture, Prefab|12 Comments

Modern Eco-Smart Challenger in Alberta

By |November 16th, 2010|Categories: Modern architecture, Prefab, Single Family|0 Comments

Cogenra Mixes Solar PV and Hot Water

Khosla Ventures-backed Cogenra Solar made big news this month when it celebrated the unveiling of an impressive 272-kW solar cogeneration installation at Sonoma Wine Company in Graton, California.  Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair attended the event to flip the switch on 15 Cogenra SunBase modules that generate both electricity and hot water for the winery.

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By |November 16th, 2010|Categories: Green Tech, Solar|Tags: , |3 Comments

E Cube Made with SIPs Housing System

It seems like a major component of green building these days is reducing energy demand and building ultra-low energy homes.  For instance, British Columbia-based Jenesys Buildings Corp. built this E Cube house with a superinsulated shell of SIPs in an effort to deliver a home that’s twice as energy efficient as a comparable home built to standard code requirements.

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By |November 15th, 2010|Categories: Modern architecture, Single Family|Tags: |0 Comments

Million Dollar Eco Modern Home in Utah

By |November 15th, 2010|Categories: Modern architecture, Single Family|0 Comments

Greenbuild Products, LEED Revisions, Repair Manifesto, + Green Remodeling

By |November 14th, 2010|Categories: Week in Review|0 Comments
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