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

McDonough: Efficiency Will Not Save Us

William McDonough is one of the greatest minds the environmental movement has to offer.  He’s the co-author of Cradle-to-Cradle, Time’s Hero for the Planet, and a recipient of the Presidential Award for Sustainable Development.  And, perhaps more importantly, he’s extremely influential.  McDonough shares ideas with compelling clarity, and listeners can’t help but pass the message along.  I had the opportunity to listen to McDonough’s keynote at West Coast Green yesterday and took down the following quotes.


By |October 1st, 2010|Categories: Green Building, News|Tags: |3 Comments

Inspired In Law Prefab Unveiled at WCG!

By |October 1st, 2010|Categories: Modern architecture, Prefab, Single Family|0 Comments

September Green Month in Review

Last month, our most popular article on Facebook was this one on the next gen v100 Mod Box, while the most shared article on Twitter was this one on five easy solar options.  For more green coverage, stay current with our weekly email newsletter delivered every Saturday.  Below you’ll find a gathering of links from last month.


By |September 30th, 2010|Categories: Month in Review|0 Comments

C3 Modular House Going Up in Chicago

Square Root Architecture + Design just began construction of its first prefab home in Chicago.  The C3 Modular Home is participating in the Chicago Green Homes program and will shoot for LEED Platinum certification with green elements such as Energy Star appliances, WaterSense fixtures, a mini-split HVAC system, multiple layers of insulation, high performance windows, and a solar thermal system.


By |September 30th, 2010|Categories: Modern architecture, Prefab|Tags: |1 Comment

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