Next Gen Prefab Called v100 Mod Box

If Apple were to sell a homes, perhaps they would look something like this.  The v100 Mod Box is a 10′ x 10′ x 10′ cube made with green materials, state of the art appliances, and stylish fixtures.  It’s a new kind of structure that can be assembled by anyone — no tools required — and lives comfortably despite the fact that its footprint is so tiny.

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By |September 1st, 2010|Categories: Modern architecture, Prefab, Single Family|Tags: , , |6 Comments

August Green Coverage in Review

Roughly 39 articles later, it's hard to believe it's September with the new season fast approaching.  Last month, our most popular article on Facebook was this one on i-house 2.0, while the most shared article on Twitter was this one on an edible living wall.  For more green coverage, stay current with our weekly email newsletter delivered every Saturday.  Below you'll find a gathering of links from last month. 

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By |August 31st, 2010|Categories: Month in Review|0 Comments

Luxury LEED Vineyard Resort in Oregon

Planted in the middle of a new vineyard in Newberg, a small town in Willamette Valley, The Allison Inn and Spa is doing some amazing things in terms of reducing the ecological footprint associated with typically high-impact hospitality operations.  According to projections, the resort and vineyard was designed by GGLO to save 48% on utility costs, as well as reduce potable water irrigation use by 78% and fixture water use by 37%, compared to a comparable non-green project. 

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By |August 30th, 2010|Categories: Hotel, LEED|Tags: |0 Comments

Conserving Water, Grayish Green, Understanding Watts, + Death of Excess

Consumption: watts up? How I (almost) saved the earth. Saving energy by conserving water. Thinking green: it's not black and white. Marketers should heed FTC Green Guidelines. Good-bye McMansion, hello tiny house. […]

By |August 28th, 2010|Categories: Week in Review|0 Comments

Modern Green LVL Prefab in Canada

It's been a great week for prefab enthusiasts — with news from LivingHomes, KitHAUS, and Blu Homes — but there's still more.  Recently, developers at Kootenay Lake Village completed this LVL prefab near Nelson, British Columbia.  The new home has double insulated walls, high grade energy efficient windows, low-flow bathroom fixtures, and a green roof, just to name a few of its green features.  

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By |August 27th, 2010|Categories: Modern architecture, Prefab, Single Family|Tags: , |7 Comments

No-Flush Touch-Free Urinal for Homes

In his Cool Product of the Week article, Alex Wilson has the story on this Baja urinal designed for residential use by the Waterless Company.  The no-flush, touch-free toilet retails for $248 and has to potential to save about 3,250 gallons of water per year, assuming a home with two males, three uses, and 340 days, according to Building Green.

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By |August 26th, 2010|Categories: Fixtures, Water Efficiency|Tags: , |4 Comments
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