Home Office in a Tiny Green YardPod

The shedworking movement is growing with folks nixing the daily commute by carving out a little extra space at home.  One way to do this is with a YardPod, which is fabricated in a solar-powered factory in Rohnert Park, California.  YardPods are framed in light-gauge, recycled-content steel, insulated with recycled-content, natural cotton fiber, and covered with a cool roof.  Flooring can be either bamboo or cork.  A 10’x12′ DIY model starts at $2,100, while a complete kit starts at $11,000, not including tax or delivery.

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By |December 10th, 2010|Categories: Modern architecture, Prefab|Tags: , |0 Comments

Tracking the Sun with the Wattsun

By |December 10th, 2010|Categories: Green Tech, Solar|Tags: |2 Comments

Prefab Sustainable Cabin in West Texas

By |December 9th, 2010|Categories: Modern architecture, Prefab, video|7 Comments

Solera Strikes LEED Gold in Denver

By |December 8th, 2010|Categories: LEED, Multifamily|0 Comments

LEED Retains Status Quo of FSC Only

As you know, there’s been a lot of back and forth between wood certification bodies, stakeholders, and the USGBC relating to the certified wood credit applicable all commercial LEED rating systems.  The debate was documented in a five-part series in The Tyee recently, and led to the creation of the Forest Certification Benchmark.

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By |December 7th, 2010|Categories: LEED, Materials, News|Tags: , |1 Comment

MEKA Container House in NYC [Video]

One of our most popular articles last month was a preview of modular container homes by Toronto-based MEKA.  The company planted a show house in the West Village area of New York City and the media took notice.  Reporting for Reuters, Kilmeny Duchardt offered this video and short interview with Michael de Jong, one of the entrepreneurs behind the company.

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By |December 6th, 2010|Categories: Container Design, video|6 Comments
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