Versatile Origin Prefab from Blu Homes

Shown is a new installation of three Origin series prefabs by Blu Homes.  Each with a mixture of standard and custom elements, these modules were installed behind a company co-founder’s existing home in Wayland, Massachusetts.  The prefab cluster is used as a photo studio, art studio, and media room and was built with radiant floor heating, cedar sunshades, a roof deck, galvalume siding, heat recovery ventilation, and bamboo flooring.


By |October 11th, 2010|Categories: Prefab, Single Family|Tags: , |3 Comments

Wind Turbine Grove, Smallville Dream, Passive Aggressive, + Reuse Scraps

By |October 9th, 2010|Categories: Week in Review|0 Comments

Low-Impact House on San Juan Island

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Racing Against Time: A Bright Future

This article is a contribution to Honda’s “Racing Against Time” thought leadership series.*

Recently, I was approached by Honda to tackle the topic of “peak oil” in relation to the normal conversation on Jetson Green.  This site is devoted to green building innovation, and you may be thinking the subject of peak oil — specifically, the idea that oil is a finite resource — is a little tangential.

But it’s not.  In fact, oil is used to make all sorts of products and to power residential and commercial buildings.  Honda’s invitation has given me an opportunity to brainstorm on the subject and, after some contemplation, I believe there are six ways the building, design, and construction industry can eliminate the use of oil entirely.


By |October 8th, 2010|Categories: Editorial, Green Building, Lists|0 Comments

Ecooler Hollow Ceramic Cooling Screen

By |October 7th, 2010|Categories: Energy Efficiency, Green Tech|Tags: |0 Comments

A Roof Tile That Eliminates NOx Smog

By |October 6th, 2010|Categories: Green Tech, Materials|Tags: , |0 Comments

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