"Not in my observation in PA. My son-in-law is a realtor and this subject has not come up once when he's discussing different properties in the Philadelphia area. We just recently settled my father's house (built in the…"
"Modular Lifestyles has developed proven Net Zero factory built as a modular or his HUD code building envelope. Small houses meet affordable criteria where two halves do not, on site Construction is expensive. Given Home operating future costs we…"
"It does not cost a lot to make it zero energy ready, and the utility bills are a lot less, and the home owner is ahead on day one. That should be promoted and used. Also use what is lifetime cost effective, like a white metal roof, and maybe put…"
"The Fireplace Fashion would not work on my particular situation (angled glass doors covering a 1930's masonry fireplace opening) and I truly doubt that it provides an air tight solution for Beverly either - unless the gas log insert was caulked…"
"The sizes quoted were examples only. The panelized concept is limited to sizes that can be transported. If you want to go bigger go 40 x 60. It just increases the number of panels. The size limit will be constrained by $$ and…"
"John - agree that some form of modular or panelized system would be the way to go. Given the multi-generational family occupant goal I think that your sizing is way too small. Remember we're talking 13-14 family members per unit. I was thinking…"
I think it would be great of some of those groups picked up the ball and worked with the funding agencies to develop some new approaches.
I think given the next 4 years in DC - Entrepreneurs will be front and center 'making…"
I guess what I'd hoped for was for some of the "big guns" (like RMI, LBL, BSC) to start some dialog with the government agencies in the article to ultimately get a charrette going that would include architects and building…"
"Maybe this thread name could be changed to something more descriptive like "Affordable Multi Generational Housing for Native Americans"? Anyway, it's a great topic. The U.S. Census Bureau pulled together some stats…"
"Affordable Housing has several definitions.
NAHB champions 'affordable housing'. A lot of their definition concerns keeping the price of building a house down, by lowering regulations, and through financing incentives such as…"
Lack of "affordable" housing seems to be in all the media right now. What that means in specific locations is different, but in this episode of an NPR report on Native American life I see the possibilities of many of YOU - experienced building scientists - working to come up with acceptable, affordable, low-energy use, multi-generational housing units whose pattern can then be used in a variety of places across the country. Maybe the world. A timely opportunity indeed.…See More
Oak Ridge National Lab has partnered with GAF to host a technology challenge on roofing systems. The challenge is part of the online crowdsourcing site, JUMP, and aims to identify innovation solutions for ensuring energy efficient and durable…
Evaporative coolers, also known as swamp coolers have become a top choice for anyone looking for an alternative cooling solution from their home or office. In the past, evap cooler technology was limited for use in large operations that have easy…