Dwell Home Selling on Gilt This Week

Here’s a quick note to modern enthusiasts.  Gilt Groupe just listed plans for a Dwell Home by Turkel Design for 50% off the normal rate.  That’s $12,500 for the Finisterre 1115 plan and architectural services to customize the plan.  The plans are for a contemporary home that can be used as a first home or weekend retreat, depending on an owner’s situation, and doesn’t require much land to make it work.

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By |December 21st, 2010|Categories: Modern architecture|Tags: , |4 Comments

Platinum Modern Prefab Drops in Seattle

Greenfab, developer of well-designed, sustainable homes, just installed six modules in the Jackson Place neighborhood of Seattle for what’s expected to be the city’s first LEED Platinum modular home.  The demonstration home is owned by Robert Humble of HyBrid, project architect and general contractor, and will target net-zero energy and Built Green 5-Star certification.

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By |December 20th, 2010|Categories: LEED, Prefab|Tags: , , |7 Comments

Leasing Small Wind, Popularly Passive, Dense-Pack Insulation, + ICF Benefits

Green is silving lining in housing.
Passive House standard draws fans.
Xzeres pioneers small wind as a service.
13 million homes could use small wind.
MIT finds green benefits with ICF construction.
Being smart with dense-pack insulation.
Does PEX contain hazardous […]

By |December 18th, 2010|Categories: Week in Review|0 Comments

Great Green Gifts for Less Than $200

If you’re looking for holiday gifts and don’t want to break the bank, below is an index of gifts that you can get for less than $200 from our eight-part Ultimate Modern Gift Guide for the Holidays 2010, a curated list for design-savvy folks interested in the environment.  A lot of this is books and magazines — what better gift can you give than enjoyable reading — but there’s other stuff in here, too.
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By |December 18th, 2010|Categories: green gift|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Bastyr Platinum Project Gets Top Award

Bastyr University’s new student village was named Outstanding Multifamily Project of 2010 by the USGBC.  Located north of Seattle in Kenmore, the 11-building project was designed by CollinsWoerman and earned LEED Platinum certification.  It’s estimated to save about 34% on energy costs, as compared to a non-green, similar project, and houses 132 students.

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By |December 18th, 2010|Categories: LEED, Multifamily|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

Large Luxury Home Earns LEED Platinum

This month 37 Parkside Avenue in Southampton – the HGA House – received LEED Platinum certification with a sizable 104 points.  Sadly to say, it was built after David and Saundra Dubin’s original home was destroyed in a fire a couple years ago.  The green home is nicely done, traditional, and wired up with all sorts of green gadgetry, perhaps showing folks in the jumbo luxury market what it takes to secure LEED Platinum certification.

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By |December 16th, 2010|Categories: Single Family, Solar|Tags: , |6 Comments
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