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SSIPs SunShower House in New Orleans

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This award-winning design will be constructed in downtown New Orleans with steel structural insulated panels, high performance windows, and rooftop solar panels.  It was designed by Judith Kinnard, professor of architecture at Tulane University, and Tiffany Lin, assistant professor of architecture, who took first place in a competition involving steel SIPs from OceanSafe.

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Custom Modular Green Home in St. Paul

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Hive Modular, a prefab company out of Minneapolis, recently completed this custom modular home on a sloping corner lot in St. Paul.  Sandwiched between mid-century modern neighbors, the 1,864 square foot prefab features contemporary oak finishes and landscaping from none other than Rosenlof/Lucas.  Check it out below from a few different perspectives. 

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Modern Eco Dwelling Unit in Beacon Hill

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Seattle allows backyard cottages — legally referred to as detached accessory dwelling units (DADU) — in certain single-family situations.  These structures aren't without controversy but can helpful when taking on a renter or housing extra family.  BjarkoSerra Architects designed this DADU for a family in Beacon Hill, and it will be built in the next year or so to a Built Green 5-Star rating. 

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Next Gen Prefab Called v100 Mod Box

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If Apple were to sell a homes, perhaps they would look something like this.  The v100 Mod Box is a 10′ x 10′ x 10′ cube made with green materials, state of the art appliances, and stylish fixtures.  It’s a new kind of structure that can be assembled by anyone — no tools required — and lives comfortably despite the fact that its footprint is so tiny.

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Luxury LEED Vineyard Resort in Oregon

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Planted in the middle of a new vineyard in Newberg, a small town in Willamette Valley, The Allison Inn and Spa is doing some amazing things in terms of reducing the ecological footprint associated with typically high-impact hospitality operations.  According to projections, the resort and vineyard was designed by GGLO to save 48% on utility costs, as well as reduce potable water irrigation use by 78% and fixture water use by 37%, compared to a comparable non-green project. 

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Modern Green LVL Prefab in Canada

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It's been a great week for prefab enthusiasts — with news from LivingHomes, KitHAUS, and Blu Homes — but there's still more.  Recently, developers at Kootenay Lake Village completed this LVL prefab near Nelson, British Columbia.  The new home has double insulated walls, high grade energy efficient windows, low-flow bathroom fixtures, and a green roof, just to name a few of its green features.  

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