25 September 2008

Container homes in the news

I've read three recent green blog posts on prefab housing made from recycled shipping containers, and who am I to buck a trend? Inhabitat and Greener Buildings both posted about the SG Blocks version, one of which is the showcase home at the currently running West Coast Green show.

The other post, in Ecolect, is a multifamily urban development in Salt Lake City, pictured to the left. The development, City Center Lofts, features ...
  • Constructed from 50% recycled materials by weight
  • High-efficiency air-to-air heat exchanger and HEPA filtration
  • No- or low-VOC paints, sealants and adhesives
  • Green planted roof
  • Natural ventilation
  • Low-E, high performance insulated windows
  • Demand (instantaneous) hot water heaters
  • Secure bicycle storage at street level

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