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The E.D.G.E. of a Modern Green Home

This modern residence, monastic and fantastic at the same time, is called E.D.G.E., an Experimental Dwelling for a Greener Environment.  It’s small, with 480 square-feet of space, yet the space appears plentiful as it transforms to suit a variety of uses.  Plus it’s beautiful inside and out and has some incredible green elements.


By |July 16th, 2010|Categories: Modern architecture, Prefab, Single Family|Tags: , , |13 Comments
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Solar Powered Homes in Sunny SoCal

There’s a massive residential community under construction in Santa Fe Springs in Los Angeles County.  Comstock Homes, developer of The Villages at Heritage Springs, says it’s the largest solar powered community in the nation, which is partially why it’s so interesting.  These California homes come with roof-integrated Sunpower Suntiles, and they’re built for efficiency, too.


By |July 15th, 2010|Categories: Single Family, Solar, Townhouse|Tags: , |0 Comments
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Goodbye Gas Station, Hello WattStation!

As electric vehicles begin to proliferate, GE wants to be there to help you charge up at home or on the road.  With the design assistance of Yves Béhar of fuseproject, the multinational company just released details of the all new GE WattStation.  WattStation has an LED interface and retractable cable to provide a charge in about 4-8 hours, assuming a 24 kWh battery.


By |July 15th, 2010|Categories: Gadgets|Tags: , , |3 Comments
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Lower Cost Green Prefabs from LA

There's a lot of news coming out of the prefab world these days and we thought it was time to mention a new line of modular green homes from Marmol Radziner Prefab called Locomo — or LOwer COst MOdular. With this new line, the company hopes to make “green prefab homes more available to individuals and small families,” said principal Leo Marmol in a statement.


By |July 14th, 2010|Categories: Modern architecture, Prefab|Tags: , , |5 Comments
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Lakefront WeeHouse on the East Coast

For those of you on the East Coast, there’s now a weeHouse on Seneca Lake in New York that’s available for rent. The Finger Lakes prefab features a bamboo interior, Kohler fixtures, Anderson windows, and a small footprint carrying 1,000 square feet of space. That’s two bedrooms and two bathrooms and pretty much all the relaxation one could handle.


By |July 13th, 2010|Categories: Modern architecture, Prefab|Tags: , , |0 Comments
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Flexible Lightweight Solar by SoloPower

Today SoloPower announced the launch of its inaugural thin-film, CIGS-based solar product called SFX1-i.  The company says SFX1-i is lightweight and flexible, while other outlets, such as Greentech Media, report that the modules have an efficiency of 10.5 to 11 percent. 


By |July 12th, 2010|Categories: Gadgets, Solar|Tags: |3 Comments

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