Sometimes to think “out of the box”, you need to be in the box. Literally. Large metal shipping containers that are left empty at ports around the country are being repurposed into modern, eco-friendly housing. What began as an experiment for emergency housing has become a realistic – and less costly option – to traditional construction. […]
By employing a team of expert craftsmen to factory construct the Method Cabin, Method Homes was able to create a prototype in record time while reducing construction waste by 50%. Built in just three months, this modern prefab cabin with a uniquely woodsy appeal is located in Seattle, Washington.
With a target of achieving LEED for […]
5th and Madison, an elegantly eco-friendly condo tower in downtown Seattle, offers gracious living without a guilty conscience. The wide, shallow homes are built with expansive, operable windows that bathe rooms in natural light and provide ventilation; thereby reducing energy costs. Bathrooms are equipped with energy-efficient dual-flush toilets and low flow showerheads. In the kitchen, […]
At Deltec, going green also means going round. The circular shape of these green modular homes means less surface contact with the outside environment, which improves energy efficiency during high heat and extreme cold. Deltec estimates that the design of their 1,600 square foot Sierra model lowers surface contact by over 600 square feet as […]
In just 106 hours, the dynamic green team of Deltec, Extreme Makeover, and The EcoBuiders built a home that achieves coveted LEED Platinum Certification: making the home one of only 25 in America able to boast this distinction.
How did they do it? Following are some of their methods. Optimizing energy performance was a great place to start. Features […]