Fincube Prefab Low Energy House

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Studio Aisslinger, designer of the Loftcube, recently unveiled this new modular design for a home that's transportable, sustainable, and low energy, all at the same time.  According to Design Boom, Fincube, a 500 square-foot structure with a kitchen, living space, bedroom, and bathroom, was built with locally sourced wood in Northern Italy and features 360-degree triple glazing windows. 

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Downsizing with IKEA Modular Dwelling

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You've probably heard about IKEA's prefab homes offered overseas called BoKlok.  This isn't anything like that, but it has some interesting potential.  As discovered by Michael Janzen of Tiny House Design, IKEA recently teamed up with ReadyMade to show these ReadyMade Signature Modular Dwellings at a few locations along the West Coast.  The dwelling has a full kitchen, living room, and bedroom — all tightly packaged in a tiny little space. 

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Emeco with a New Recycled Material

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Emeco, maker of iconic chairs with 80% recycled aluminum, will soon offer the Navy Chair made with recycled Coca-Cola bottles, according to Dezeen.  Representing four years of research, 111 Navy Chair will be made with 111 PET bottles, or about 65% post-consumer content.  According to Emeco, not only will the chair be "super strong, durable and comfortable," but it will also be "warm, colorful and about half the price of the aluminum one."  Thoughts?  Available exclusively from DWR.

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Traditional LEED Platinum in Georgia

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New World Home, a design-build company, recently took LEED Platinum for another traditional home in Geogia.  Like the other one nearby, this Marietta home was factory-built in modules and has a slew of green features.  It’s the company’s Chadwick design and the award-winning home also carries NAHB Gold and EarthCraft Gold certifications.

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In the LEED: Melrose Commons, Holy Wisdom Monastery, Willow Creek Center

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On a weekly basis, we probably hear about 5-10 projects receiving some form of LEED certification and they certainly deserve some sort of recognition.  So we're going to publish "In the LEED" every so often to share a little bit about what's going on in the industry.  Of course, we'll also take some time to showcase LEED projects on a more thorough basis, so stay tuned. In the mean time, check these four projects out.  Some impressive work …

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