Update 10/2/2009: Check out the SFH40 Premiere at WCG 2009!
Last year, West Coast Green had an awesome shipping container home exhibit, and it appears that this year will bring something similar. Yet a little different. As confirmed by Michelle Kaufmann (who will be speaking on Friday of WCG), start up Green Horizon will exhibit their green emergency / container housing unit at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, California. The design of the Green Horizon unit is pretty incredible — it knocks the socks off of FEMA trailers — so youâ€™re going to want to see this in person.*
Green Horizon makes a SFH40 Single Family Home that is equipped to support a family of four with food, water, and electricity for up to a week without any external infrastructure. In addition, the same home can be configured for administrative, medical, and communications applications.
The structures are built with 100% recyclable or recycled materials in modular components â€“ which means parts can be swapped out and easily replaced if necessary. The structure has a fresh water supply, waste water treatment system, tri-fuel power supply, and an energy efficient heating and cooling system. Just perfect for the situation you never anticipated.
Green Horizon has a factory in Stockton, California, where these structures will be manufactured and deployed. The facilities have been designed to obtain LEED Platinum certification, and it seems that the new startup has thought through all the various aspects necessary to make a high quality, green emergency shelter. Make sure to check this out at West Coast Green.
*Of course, if you're not registered for WCG 2009, we're a media sponsor and you can receive a 20% discount on full conference registration at this link. You may or may not need full conference registration to see the Green Horizon exhibit. We'll keep you posted.
Photo/rendering credits: Green Horizon.