Project7Ten on the Ebay Auction Block @ $2.85 M

I’m a huge fan of Project7Ten — the first traditionally-built, LEED Platinum home in California (read: non-prefab).  But the developers are going after another first, that is, to be the first LEED Platinum home […]

By |December 16th, 2007|Categories: LEED, Modern architecture, News, Single Family|Tags: |6 Comments

Green Financing, Building Codes, Irked Lumber Dealers, + Other Trends (WIR)

Green standards irk (lumber) dealers.  A foundation for green building.  Finding financing for you green building project. Affordable housing advocates build green and inspire innovation. Planner says going […]

By |December 15th, 2007|Categories: Affordable, LEED, News, Week in Review|Tags: , |0 Comments

Sustainable House in Poland, it's the Imagery

The original website for this house by Architekt Kuczia is not in english, so here’s a quick synopsis of some of the details: "The construction costs of this simple house were low and the lifecycle costs will be reduced.  The built form is designed to optimize the absorbance of solar energy.  80% of the building envelope is directed towards the sun.  “Black box”, a three storey structure clad with dark fibre cement panels, is warmed by the sun and offers a view on the lake."  Notice the living roof?  Via WAN.

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By |December 14th, 2007|Categories: Energy Efficiency, Modern architecture, Nature, Single Family|Tags: , |0 Comments

Cisco Opens Green Office, Appoints Green Guru

There’s major action in the data center world, with all sorts of facilities aiming for energy-efficient centers and LEED buildings.  Cisco, led by the undeniably approachable CEO John Chambers, is embarking on a plan […]

By |December 13th, 2007|Categories: Conservation, Energy Efficiency, LEED, News|Tags: |0 Comments

First LEED Platinum Healthcare Facility in World!

Green buildings, with their natural light and excellent indoor air quality, have the potential to make a big difference in the healthcare industry.  At some point, there’s going to be the world’s first LEED Platinum healthcare facility in the world and Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas just might be the location to do it.  The 32-acre, $200 M project is on schedule to take LEED Platinum, if everything goes as planned.  The pictures are magnificent and we here at Jetson Green think it would be great if no one ever had to go inside!  TBG Partners was kind enough to provide photos of the work they’re doing on the project, which includes site planning, sustainable design, and landscape architectural services.   

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By |December 12th, 2007|Categories: Land Use, News, Vegetation, Water Efficiency|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Secret Fortress Hideout, a Model LVL Prefab Home

I’m loving the fact that prefab buyers are starting blogs to journal their process — it’s quite informational for everyone out there that would like to do the same.  There’s a blog called the Secret Fortress Hideout documenting the progress of a "super-cool, prefab home ‘somewhere’ in the wilds of Northwest Arkansas."  They’re in the final stages of construction, and I’m excitedly waiting final photos of both the exterior and interior.

It is, as you can tell from the images, a Rocio Romero designed home, the LVL Model.  The LVL Model is 1,453 sf and 25’1" x 59’6", including a living room, dining room, kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and closets.  Click here to buy your own (it is Christmas after all, why not?). 

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By |December 11th, 2007|Categories: Modern architecture, Prefab, Single Family|Tags: |6 Comments
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