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Alternative Construction Case Study: “Noopiming”

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Nov 16, 2015 6:02:06 PM

Noopiming means “In the woods” in the local Native American language, and bringing that element into the home was a priority.

DAN VOS OF Vos Energy Concepts designed and built this home for John and Marsha Traxler Reeves. The property is special: 11 acres that open out to an old oxbow overflow from Michigan’s Muskegon River.

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Topics: SIPs, ICFs, Alternative Building Materials, salvaged materials

Eco-Village of 18 Homes Pushes Limits of Efficiency

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Jan 30, 2015 11:01:00 AM

The one- and two-story residences have small footprints and range from 1,000 to 1,900 square feet. All are net-zero energy, LEED Platinum and Energy Star-certified.

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Topics: SIPs, Energy Recovery Ventilation, rainwater harvesting, multi-family, 2014 Green Home of the Year

Sustainable Charm

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Jan 23, 2015 1:48:44 PM

AMERISIPS SPECIALIZES IN BUILDING LEED-certified homes constructed with structural insulated panels (SIPs), and the South Carolina-based company’s in-house designers know how to deliver attractive but traditional-looking homes to satisfy the Southeastern residential market. The Charleston Lowcountry Charm House, built for a client in Johns Island, S.C., is targeting an impressive collection of certifications, including LEED Platinum, U.S. EPA WaterSense and Indoor airPLUS; it has already qualified as a Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home.

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Topics: SIPs, 2014 Green Home of the Year

Streamlined Green

Posted by Sarah Lozanova

Nov 3, 2014 3:12:07 PM

WHEN RICKY CAPPE, a green building consultant, wanted to build a home on a modest budget, he started wondering how someone could build an affordable sustainable home. He found it impractical for each homebuilder to hire an architect and research the myriad of options on the market. He found the process very time consuming and expensive, which inspired him to create sustainable, affordable kit houses.

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Topics: SIPs, natural daylighting, energy efficiency, FSC Certified Lumber

Modular Marvels

Posted by Sarah Lozanova

Oct 31, 2014 10:24:14 AM

SEATTLE-BASED GREENPOD OFFERS factory- and site-built homes that are sustainable to the last detail. The WaterHaus, a 450-square-foot model home built in Port Townsend, Washington, exemplifies what the company is trying to accomplish with its compact, flexible homes. For starters, the floors, walls and roof of the home are made with structural insulated panels (SIPs).

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Topics: SIPs, Indoor Air Quality, passive solar, modular homes, multifunctional spaces

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