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First LEED Platinum Home in Fort Worth

This new home is the first and only LEED Platinum home in Fort Worth, Texas.  Designed by Philip Newburn of Dobbins+Crow Architects, the minimalist home occupies an infill lot in the Ryan Place neighborhood and features an abundance of green features, such as fiber cement siding, natural daylighting, Energy Star windows and doors, and xeriscaping.

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By |April 2nd, 2010|Categories: LEED, Modern architecture, Single Family|Tags: , |5 Comments
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Green Evolution Starts with Blu Homes

Blu Homes just announced the launch of their Evolution series of green homes designed for single-family, townhome, and development communities.  It's the first home model from the company allowing two levels of living, high ceilings, an open layout, and roof deck space. 

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By |April 1st, 2010|Categories: Prefab|Tags: , |6 Comments
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March Green Coverage in Review

It's crazy how time flies.  We're in April, and the launch of the iPad is moments away.  Soon, I'm sure many of you will be tapping away at energy monitors and stuff.  While you're doing that, make sure to come back and catch up on any March coverage that you didn't get.  Also, if you like what you're reading, get updates with Twitter or Facebook and share what you like.  Here's the list:

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By |March 31st, 2010|Categories: Month in Review|0 Comments
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One Cool Shipping Container Habitat

In New Zealand, One Cool Habitat is shipping tiny container habitats all across the globe.  Whether you're looking for extra space for a home office, studio, or anything else, this 160 square-foot space comes with a clean slate ready to be customized inside.  The habitat is built with a 20-foot container, composite panels, and, of course, strategically placed windows.  The base model starts at $29,500, according to Inhabitat.

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By |March 31st, 2010|Categories: Container Design, Modern architecture|Tags: |1 Comment
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Fincube Prefab Low Energy House

Studio Aisslinger, designer of the Loftcube, recently unveiled this new modular design for a home that's transportable, sustainable, and low energy, all at the same time.  According to Design Boom, Fincube, a 500 square-foot structure with a kitchen, living space, bedroom, and bathroom, was built with locally sourced wood in Northern Italy and features 360-degree triple glazing windows. 

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By |March 30th, 2010|Categories: Prefab, Single Family|2 Comments
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Downsizing with IKEA Modular Dwelling

You've probably heard about IKEA's prefab homes offered overseas called BoKlok.  This isn't anything like that, but it has some interesting potential.  As discovered by Michael Janzen of Tiny House Design, IKEA recently teamed up with ReadyMade to show these ReadyMade Signature Modular Dwellings at a few locations along the West Coast.  The dwelling has a full kitchen, living room, and bedroom — all tightly packaged in a tiny little space. 

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By |March 30th, 2010|Categories: Prefab|Tags: , , |0 Comments
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