We featured GreenMobileÂ® last year when we blogged about the Lifecycle Building Challenge winners. GreenMobileÂ® was a winner in the Professional Unbuilt category. Now, mounting success upon success, Michael Berk, creator of the concept, has a prototype in the works to be unveiled in March 2008. Can’t wait to see that! GreenMobileÂ® was awarded $5.8 M from FEMA to further develop the prototype and roughly 80 units are in the pipeline right after that prototype comes through.
GreenMobileÂ® is expected to cost about $50k, and because of its quality construction, lenders will likely provide a longer mortgage product for its purchase. The single-wide unit will be delivered to the site with a bevy of green: Energy Smart certified, low-impact footings, solar ready and BIPV overhangs, east-west axis design for solar orientation, natural ventilation, green SIPs and super-insulation, and locally-sourced materials. Seriously, I’d live in this. Given the land, this would be great. Affordable. Modern. Green.
++MSU Prof Goes Green in Next Gen Mobile Home
++Michael A. Berk – Profile Page
++Living Building Challenge Winner 2007- GreenMobile