DOM(E) is Sustainable Geodesic Prefab for Any Location


No Rules Just Architecture has created DOM(E), an prefabricated off-grid home that is an eco-friendly and portable shelter. DOM(E) provides optimal living conditions no matter where it is located and is less expensive than traditional construction, while making the best use of natural energy resources.


By |July 24th, 2013|Prefab|4 Comments

LEED Platinum Texas Home Has Net-Zero Water Use


This 3,600 square feet home in Leon Springs, Texas is LEED Platinum-certified and features several affordable green building strategies that contribute to its net-zero water use. The homeowners asked architect Karla Greer (of Lake Flato Architects of San Antonio, Texas) for a sustainable home that celebrated nature and provided space for entertaining and energy-efficient living.


By |July 22nd, 2013|LEED|4 Comments

GreenRock Permeable Pavement Showcased at VISION House Los Angeles


Recently, Green Builder Media released a video of its president, Ron Jones, being shown the permeable pavement solution from GreenRock as demonstrated by Mark Sapiro, Co-CEO of Structure Home at VISION House Los Angeles.


By |July 21st, 2013|Landscape|0 Comments

EcoNest Intensive Workshop Teaches Green Building with Clay, Straw, and Timber


The Oregon-based EcoNest Company is the manifestation of an holistic design concept that being implemented in the construction of homes using straw-clay walls, earth plasters, and non-toxic, natural finishes. The concept as a company encompasses Paula Baker-Laporte, FAIA and Robert Laporte, and has grown to become a resource for home building workshops and seminars, design and build assistance, a network of professional green builders, and access to other learning opportunities.


By |July 18th, 2013|HOME BUILDERS|2 Comments

Metal-Wrapped UC Davis West Village is Largest Planned Net Zero Community


Sustainably-designed and featuring over 40,000 linear feet of wall, roof, and canopy that is covered in panels from Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation, the country’s largest planned net zero energy community is UC Davis West Village, a 205-acre project that will be home to 662 apartments and 343 single-family homes, along with commercial and recreational facilities.


By |July 17th, 2013|Educational|1 Comment

SHADE is Solar Home Adapting for Desert Equilibrium

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Team ASUNM, a collaborative effort between Arizona State University and University of New Mexico, has come together to address the inefficiencies of urban sprawl and to create a model for sustainable desert living that has been dubbed SHADE (Solar Home Adapting for Desert Equilibrium), which is an entry in the Solar Decathlon 2013 competition that takes place on October 3-13, 2013 in Irvine, California.


By |July 16th, 2013|Solar|2 Comments