Austin-based ClearSpace Homes has been around for several years, but recently I noticed the founder, Hayden Lindley, was working on some new designs. One of those is the 504-square-foot efficiency unit, pictured, which is finished on the outside with lap siding and cement board. Lindley is noodling this prefab design and others and wants to produce some new in-house plans with an accurate ballpark cost attached.

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This bright orange home was made with two 40-foot and three 20-foot shipping containers in Santiago, Chile. Due to our publication of various shipping container homes, the architect, Ruben Rivera Peede, shared Liray House with Jetson Green recently, and you’ll find more vibrant photos and a floor plan below.

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HMK Prefab Homes, in conjunction with Sustain Design Studios, debuted a new miniHome design called the CaliMini Solo 1 at the recent Dwell on Design conference in Los Angeles. The pictures and exterior staging don’t appear to do justice to the ever-popular miniHome, but the below video of the Solo provides a better impression, I think. This design, unlike the chassis-based designs we’ve seen from Sustain, is built to the modular code and includes a 616-square-foot interior, 140-square-foot loft, and a 140-square-foot deck.

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This is The Beach Box, a shipping container house in the dunes of Amagansett, New York, off Montauk Highway. The home is believed to be the first in the Hamptons to be built from shipping containers and was developed by Andrew Anderson with six-modules from New York-based SG Blocks (the same company behind the Harbinger House).

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Zola European Windows recently sent us a press release with information about their new array of windows and doors made in a CAD/CAM facility in Europe. The company is owned by Florian Speier, a Swiss architect and Certified Passive House Consultant, and headquartered in Colorado to serve U. S. and Canadian customers. The aim is to provide products that are durable, energy-efficient, airtight, beautiful, and affordable.

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I’ve mentioned some of the various living walls available for home interiors — Fyto Wall, Woolly Pockets, Minigarden, Ballavaz, Urbio, etc — and most of these require a modicum of wall structure and planning for light and water. Along these lines, The Wall Street Journal recently took on the topic of living walls and how various pockets, trays, and assemblies are being used inside for home decoration.

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Lisa Vail is one of the contributors here at Jetson Green, and I really love her point of view, which you can read here, but she’s also very involved in various renovation projects and most recently her own green home. It’s a contemporary stunner and a Hansgrohe showcase house. If you’re in the Atlanta area, the Vail Residence will be on the AIA/Modern Atlanta Home Tour this June 9-10, 2012, but here’s an early preview.

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When I first saw what Vine Saccento was doing with v100 Mod Box, I was impressed. And I’m still impressed as his prototype has been rolled out recently in the form of three prefab homes at the southern end of downtown Phoenix at 749 S. Second Street. One is rented by Tom Kelly, CEO of Schaller Anderson, and designer Saccento is living in another.

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The buzz word lately is solar energy, with the worries  about green house gases and the masive emisions  made  by the use  of fossil fuels  in the generation of commercial electricity, and the upwardly rising cost of the fuels themselves.

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A solar power rebates is a crucial step by a Government that wants to subsidize the cost of putting panels on your roof. This makes it less expensive for households, business and community groups. The rebate means that installing solar power is more a practical and viable investment. There are various rebates around the world and they are different in each country. However, most countries now simply have a feed in tariff which subsidizes the cost of installing solar power.
There is a solar rebate in Australia, which consists of Solar Credits, which are an element of the Renewable Energy Target (RET) scheme that was created by the Australian government as a way to promote the creation of renewable energy. The Solar Rebate offers financial support to households, businesses and community groups that put up small-scale solar systems, wind and hydro electricity systems.

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The concept of energy efficient house plans may come as a new idea to you but despite its seemingly strange effect, that leaves you entrapped in mind for a few seconds, the basic idea really is very cool and realistic. It is so working that in fact, it is well-known as one of the best twenty first century concepts.

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To supply save up power to a lodging or home, especially those located on remote regions or sizeable pieces of property, can use a homemade wind generator. Constructing your own wind turbine is a uncomplicated project with singular monetary payback is now established by many homeowners.

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Given the fact that modern man is in a very dire condition when it comes to the environmental balance, it’s no wonder that more and more alternative energy companies come up with inventive ways of recycling and generating electrical energy. Although there are lots of other polluting factors, the electricity consume specific to modern lifestyles remains a huge problem. Alternative energy companies are searching for ways to re-use waste and provide low-cost energy to businesses and household consumers alike.

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Is Solar Power The Solution?

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Looking at the poor economical condition of the house, people are slowly for solar power panels for generating electricity in their house. Nature has some limit towards its exhaustible resources and the idea to build your own solar panels is really wise and green. When all these people are turning wise for making the world go green then why can’t we share the same thought in the favor of our nature? Installing solar power panel is not difficult so don’t give up with this thought now. Just think that all the conventional sources of energy are exhaust and we have to move towards solar energy for getting electricity and other benefits.

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Analyzing a DIY solar power system on your household? Envision turning commonly available sunlight energy into a source of electricity which your family and yourself can use to juice your household. The volume of energy which will be generated depends upon the range and power level of the solar screens and the volume of direct sunlight the solar cells get.

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Solar power solutions at home

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The main reason of popularity of the solar courses is because the solar energy has started showing its true potential after 4 decades of virtual stagnation. The entire world is targeting on the renewable energy source and the organizations which are going green are given special incentives and tax benefits to people who are making use of the green energy.

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Solar strength for houses is becoming an increasingly popular approach of powering some or all of the property. Even so a lot of people ask the question “How much does household solar fee?”

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With energy resources dwindling fast and global warming changing climates across the globe, more people look towards renewable energies for reducing their carbon footprint.  However, even the most environmentally passionate person cannot pursue such endeavors without the proper financial resources.  The professional installation of a solar energy system can cost in the thousands, so many resourceful individuals are turning to the many great resources that help you build your own solar panel.

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There are plenty of applications currently meant to to help help you save on electricity expenses including weatherstripping around doors and windows to putting in energy-efficient windows. Depending on where you are there are some handy uses for a 400 watt wind mill as for example the Sunforce 44444 wind turbine

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Given that the international power supply is shrinking combined with environment concerns  on the rise, solar power has immensely increased in popularity in the recent years. The major issue relating to electrical energy from the sun is the fact that it is a free and inexhaustible  source. We all should  make and use methods that make this type of electricity. A person could very easily produce homemade solar cells within the hour in your home, and the crucial ingredient is cuprous oxide, an oxide using copper, it is going to make use of the sun’s energy supply and move it directly in your gadget of choice. The very first part before we get started setting up homemade solar cells will be to head to your local  hardware retailer and get hold of some copper flashing (a single sheet), a couple alligator clip leads, along with a micro amp meter. You also are going to require an electric range, a clear plastic bottle, salt, tap water, sand paper and shears and you will be completely ready to make homemade solar cells.

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I want to mention some important points with the using of wind energy. Actually, wind is one of the best energy alternative resources in our planet for many reasons. It is a very clean energy that has no any bad effects on the environment when it be using for electrical energy, using it widely will real help our planet.

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Solar panel advantages to both you and your home could be great if you actually put solar power panels in your home and take advantage of this free form of energy. Like said in this article any time you wait for a electric company to lower your bill because of solar power you could wait long, very long time!

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