Eco Shore Homes for Long Beach Island

Recently I had the opportunity to talk with Kevin Romano of SquallCo Development about his new website and modern green homes offered on Long Beach Island. The development company has two home plans, the smaller called Akamai and the other called Ohana, which have been designed in a joint venture with Steve Midouhas. With these, SquallCo hopes to make warm, modern, sustainable homes more approachable to folks in the area.

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By |September 1st, 2010|Categories: Modern architecture|Tags: |4 Comments

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
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