World’s Tallest Prefab, New Plastic Light, Higher Standards, + Existing Home Insulation

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Container Perfection, Wood Materials, Solar Steam Efficiency, + Urban Infill Examples

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Solar Electric Bonsai Tree for the Home

Here’s an update to an old article about a tree-shaped charger powered by solar energy. Vivien Muller’s Electree+ is on Kickstarter seeking to raise $200,000 to mass-produce these little home/office gadgets here in the USA. The new prototype will be made with an 14,000 mAh internal battery, 27 amorphous silicon solar cells (each about 3.7 inches), and an easy-to-assemble tree structure that can be customized. In case you’re interested, the early bird gets in at the ground level for ~$199.00.

[+] More about the solar bonsai tree called electree+.

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Passivhaus Success, Prototype iShack, Energy Sucking Dryers, + ReCoding Illegality

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Modular Container Home Built in Boulder

There’s a container house in Nederland, Colorado, and soon there will be one in Boulder, too. It’s believed to be the first such project in Boulder, and showcases a design by M. Gerwing Architects for couple Mark Gelband and Courtney Loveman, according to a recent article on the Boulder Daily Camera. The design of the eco-friendly home was driven by the solar shade ordinance, a neighbor that wouldn’t help with the variance, and a challenging narrow building site (more detail here).

Located at 505 College Avenue, the 2,800 square foot home will have extensive windows, a cantilevered second-story master bedroom, and a solar array that stretches about 140 feet. The hope is to get close to net-zero energy on an annual basis.

The architect and owners met what sounds like a storm of opposition to the design, if you read the comments and quotes in this article on the Boulder Daily Camera. Colorado, as far as I’ve seen, is quite progressive, but this is a million-dollar neighborhood, so it’s kind of funny. Hello! There’s a new world of residential living that includes high-quality prefab, container homes, or modern architecture. I can’t wait to see this courageous home when complete. It’s coming together nicely.

[+] More about the Gelband Loveman Container House from the architect.

Credits: M. Gerwing Architects.

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October Month in Review [Outline]

Happy Halloween!  Here’s another outline of coverage from the prior month.  From newly published posts in October, I noticed that these four were the most popular — Firefly VAWT, Deltec Homestead, Floating Autarkhome, and How to Read a Window Label. Also, if you like reading Jetson Green but want something in book form on a given topic, here’s a list of books on the popular topics we cover.  The article outline:

Innovative Prefab & Other Projects:

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Revised FTC Guides, Tangled Solar Installers, IKEA LED Leader, + Tiny House Shed for All

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September Month in Review [Outline]

It’s been another month, and here’s another outline of coverage from September. From newly published posts this month, I noticed that our articles about net-zero energy Grow Community and the not-so-big timber-frame home were the most popular. For a visual look at what’s being shared, also make sure to check out Jetson Green on Pinterest.

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Passivhaus Door Handmade in the USA

Hammer and Hand, a high-performance builder with offices in Seattle and Portland, recently announced the production of ultra-efficient custom doors for use with Passive House projects.  The doors are designed and built in southeast Portland to the rigorous requirements of Passive House and help project teams avoid a potential economic premium and the carbon emissions associated with importing a similar product across the Atlantic from a European supplier.  The company’s first door was installed at their Karuna House project, which is pursuing PHIUS+ Passive House, Minergie-P-ECO, LEED for Homes Platinum, and net-zero energy designations (which I’ll explore in a subsequent article).  More about custom Passive House doors.

[+] More details of Hammer and Hand’s inaugural door at Karuna House.

Credits: Hammer and Hand. 

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High-End Sustainability, Big City Tiny House, Easy Green Prefab, + Comfortable Efficiency

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