Low-Impact Green Duplex in Portland

You probably heard about the new Passive House Alliance and the election of Sam Hagerman, Hammer & Hand, as president of the alliance.  This company is behind some impressive green projects, including an interesting home renovation in Portland.  Zack Semke, Director of Evangelism and Evolution at Hammer & Hand, said Twin Studios tells a “unique Portland story of micro-community-renewal and ‘upcycling’ of a marginal structure into a beautiful, low-impact, green duplex.”


By |November 12th, 2010|Categories: Multifamily|Tags: , |1 Comment

m2 Green Prefab from Method Homes

It’s been a while since we last mentioned Method Homes, but the company has built a number of green prefabs recently that deserve some mention.  Last December, the company installed this modern modular home, referred to as m2, on a picturesque mountain site in Glacier, Washington.


By |November 11th, 2010|Categories: Modern architecture, Prefab, Single Family|Tags: , , |2 Comments

Prevent Plug Load Waste with Modlet

By |November 11th, 2010|Categories: Energy Efficiency, Green Tech|0 Comments

Roof Made with Adaptive Reuse Records

By |November 10th, 2010|Categories: Materials, Recycled|0 Comments

Sierra Bonita Solar Housing in California

By |November 10th, 2010|Categories: Affordable, Multifamily, Solar|0 Comments

Austonian Earns 4-Star Green Rating

There’s a lot of green building in Austin, but it’s not all single family.  This luxury residential high-rise, The Austonian, recently received a Four Star rating (which is about the same as LEED Gold) from Austin Energy Green Building.  The building sits on less than three quarters of an acre and was built with enough room for 166 luxury family homes.


By |November 10th, 2010|Categories: LEED, Skyscraper|2 Comments

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