One reason to attend West Coast Green is to see the unveiling of Michelle Kaufmann Design’s newest home, the mkLotus. Built by ExtremeHomes, mkLotus will be a showhouse for West Coast Green in San Francisco from September 20-22, 2007. I can’t wait to see this.
Here’s a laundry list of green materials and features going into the mkLotus: green living roof, solar power (100% powered by solar), rain and groundwater catchment system, gray water system, FSC-certified wood for framing, SIP wall assembly, open cell foam insulation by Icynene, Noritz on-demand water heater, folding glass door walls by Nanawall, bamboo flooring, no-VOC paints by Yolo, LED lighting throughout, EcoResin interior sliding door panels by 3form, Energy Star appliances, countertops by Concreteworks, FSC-certified cabinets over Roseburg Skyblend particleboard, floor and wall recycled glass tiles by Terra Green, and water-efficient fixtures by Kohler. Wow, this is going to look nice inside.
This is the future of real estate construction. According to MKD, off-site modular construction results in 50-70% less waste than traditional site-built construction. More pictures below the fold.