Just last week, Chicago architecture firm Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill was chosen to design the world's first positive energy, mixed-use building for the world's first zero-carbon, zero-waste, car-free city called Masdar. As a "positive energy" building, the design aims to generate more energy each day than it consumes. The 1.4 million sf headquarters shown above will serve as the centerpiece of Masdar City, which will end up being about a $22 billion development in Abu Dhabi.
How green is my realtor? Eco-Paradox: green homes, gas-guzzling commutes. LA ready on new green building standards. China’s green race against urban surge. Neighbors clash over trees and […]
This is a brand spanking new video of the inspiring William McDonough speaking at the World Future Energy Summit in January 2008. He wrote the book on this topic — and it’s made of […]
Prefab company Eco-Infill and architectural services firm Studio H:T designed this modular, green home to be the first LEED certified, factory-built home in Colorado. The 32nd Street home was built with two staggered modules with the top module jutting out the back to create a shaded patio. It’s quite the great looking home, and as you can tell with the rendering above, it’s all done (took about 7 months total from start to finish). A recent article about the home in Rocky Mountain News reports that the home cost about $325,000 to construct and $150,000 for the land, which equals about $176 psf. Not bad in Colorado.
The 2,700 sf home is currently in the process of seeking LEED certification. Maybe I’ll drive down and check it out sometime. Looks pretty close to the rendering below, too.
++First LEED Certified Factory-built, Modular Home in Colorado [PDF]