First Platinum Multifamily Homes in SFC

Belles Townhomes, a new residential project in the Presidio, recently took home LEED Platinum certification, according to a press release by LivingHomes.  Designed by KieranTimberlake, the seven-unit multifamily community will open for leasing later this year.  Belles Townhomes overlooks shared green space and was developed by Forest City in partnership with The Presidio Trust.


By |October 6th, 2010|Categories: LEED, Modern architecture, Multifamily|Tags: , , |5 Comments

Herman Miller Unveils New Sayl Chairs

By |October 5th, 2010|Categories: Furniture, Modern design|0 Comments

Inspired by Nature: Topanga Collection

By |October 5th, 2010|Categories: Furniture, Modern design, Recycled|0 Comments

Blu Homes Revamps Element Eco Prefab

Several months ago, we took a look at an Element prefab by Blu Homes in Rhode Island.  The Element model has been revised recently and now includes up to 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, and 12′ ceilings.  The contemporary home design is available in two sizes, 36′ x 20’6″ or 48 x 20’6″, and comes standard with a number of green features:


By |October 4th, 2010|Categories: Prefab|Tags: , |0 Comments

Passive House Retrofit in California

It’s official, construction is complete on the first Passive House project in California and the first Passive House retrofit in the nation.  Designed by Lail Design Group and built by Solar Knights Construction, the O’Neill Passive House is an example how to greenly renovate an older home to superior energy efficiency standards.


By |October 4th, 2010|Categories: Passive House, Single Family|4 Comments

Solar Pioneering, Innovation Revenue, Living Buildings, + Bank Owned Green

By |October 2nd, 2010|Categories: Week in Review|0 Comments

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