Sustainable Meets Charitable
Oct28

Sustainable Meets Charitable

ASID Wisconsin and The Green Design Center’s First Annual Sample Recycling Event a Success On Friday, August 22nd and Saturday, August 23rd, 2014, the Wisconsin Chapter of ASID’s Sustainability Advocacy Committee, in coordination with The Green Design Center of Waukesha, Wisconsin, held the first annual Sample Recycling Event to find a home for unused and unwanted commercial design materials. By the end of the two-day event, 8,965...

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Essential House Features Kinetic Walls to Maximize Space Efficiency
Sep03

Essential House Features Kinetic Walls to Maximize Space Efficiency

Previously covered on Jetson Green, the E.D.G.E. (Experimental Dwelling for a Greener Environment) House was a 360-foot modular concept home that was designed by Revelations Architecture and won the AIA Small Projects Award in 2011. Taking inspiration from E.D.G.E., architect Dan Yudchitz collaborated with his father, Bill Yudchitz who is principal architect for Revelations, on [...] Previously covered on Jetson Green, the E.D.G.E....

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Net Zero Colorado Container Home Overlooks Spectacular Mountain Views
Aug30

Net Zero Colorado Container Home Overlooks Spectacular Mountain Views

This Nederland, Colorado container home, designed by Studio H:T, performs at net-zero energy consumption by utilizing passive strategies of insulation and orientation, active solar photovoltaic and thermal systems, and the harvesting of on-site renewable fuel (timber is selectively and sustainably cleared to burn in the high-efficiency wood stove). A center space between two shipping containers, [...] This Nederland, Colorado...

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Net Zero BARNagain Uses Reclaimed Barn Wood to Achieve LEED Platinum
Aug30

Net Zero BARNagain Uses Reclaimed Barn Wood to Achieve LEED Platinum

Dubbed BARNagain,  this LEED Platinum-certified home was designed by Rick Hauser of In.Site:Architecture to meet the client’s request for an energy-efficient house that utilized materials from a deteriorating barn for its structure and skin. The main structural elements of the home were built using timber frames, while reclaimed barn siding served as the exterior skin. [...] Dubbed BARNagain,  this LEED Platinum-certified home was...

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Multi-Generational Retirement Home Combines Sustainability with Accessibility
Aug30

Multi-Generational Retirement Home Combines Sustainability with Accessibility

When young Alex Finnell was challenged by his parents to design an “age in place” home for them and his 95-year old grandmother, he set about helping them to achieve their goal of living in their own home late into their retirement years while being as safe, independent, and comfortable as possible. Finnell saw the [...] When young Alex Finnell was challenged by his parents to design an “age in place” home for them and his 95-year old...

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Blu® Homes Partners with Maui Contractor Cutting Edge Development to Bring Prefab Homes to Hawaii
Aug30

Blu® Homes Partners with Maui Contractor Cutting Edge Development to Bring Prefab Homes to Hawaii

Award-winning architecturally designed prefab houses from Blu® Homes are now available in the Hawai‘i, thanks to their newly-formed partnership with Cutting Edge Development, the first of many partnerships in the works to expand into the Hawai‘i market. “When it comes to building in Hawai‘i, choices are limited and it’s expensive,” said Lars Wernars of Cutting [...] Award-winning architecturally designed prefab houses from Blu® Homes...

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