Couple Downsizes in a Shipping Container Home

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Photos via faircompanies.com

Luke Iseman and Heather Stewart, a couple from San Francisco grew tired of paying high rents, so they decided to build a home out of a shipping container. They also wanted a home that could be transported to virtually anywhere, which is another reason they opted for a cargo container over other building options.
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Billboard Homeless Shelters Might Soon be a Reality

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In early 2014 the company DesignDevelop proposed Project Gregory, which involved building shelters around billboards. This would allow the shelters to rent out advertising space and use the money to finance their running costs. The company now says they could build the first such shelter by early 2015.
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Lovely Tiny Home in the Middle of the Forest

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Carpenter Dave Herrle, based in Westbrook, Connecticut recently built this tiny, beautiful house deep in the woods. Him and his wife already live in it, seeing as both are environmentally conscious and wish to live as sustainably as possible. The cottage is also very romantic, from its old world interior details to its gorgeous natural surroundings.
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Zero Emission Building Capable of Producing Almost Three Times the Energy it Uses

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The recently completed Zero Emission Buildings (ZEB) Pilot House, designed by the architecture firm Snøhetta in partnership with Norway’s Research Center on Zero Emission Buildings, is a family home that is capable of producing nearly three times as much energy as is required to power it. The additional energy can be fed back into the grid, or used to charge an electric car.
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Quebec Couple Builds a Home Using Four Shipping Containers

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Photos via www.cbc.ca

Kirk Finken and Natalie Fraser of Luskville, Quebec recently finished building a home out of recycled shipping containers. They are both very environment conscious, and after learning how affordable used shipping containers are, and just how beautiful shipping container houses can be, they set to work. In addition to using the repurposed shipping containers, they also used other salvaged and repurposed materials to build their home wherever they could.
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ENERGY STAR Makes a Difference in Local Communities

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When we think about energy efficiency, we often think about choosing an energy efficient light bulb, appliance or television and getting savings on monthly utility bills while reducing our carbon footprint. This fall, the U.S. EPA’s ENERGY STAR Program showed that energy efficiency – combined with community service, can make an even more substantial impact in communities and on the environment.
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