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    I own a construction company and we have begun construction on a green modular home. We will be going for a LEED rating on this house. There's some pretty cool technologies involved and I'll try to point them out as I update this thread. We are on a green building forum where we are running detailed blog about the project which you can read about here: ** Dubrow Enterprises - Green Modular Build Blog ** - Green Build Post Forum

    Here's some pics of the progress so far. Today we just finished the footings which are crushed stone. We are using a pre-cast concrete foundation for this project and setting the foundation walls on Wednesday.
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    Here's a teaser pic of the house to come



    Here's some info on the precast foundation walls
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    Comments, Questions are welcome.... Stay Tuned as we update this thread. I'll post a bunch more info soon on some of the key features that make this house green

    Enjoy

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    Green buildings are the way of the future. Helps you become more self-sufficient and less-reliant on the grid. What are the plans for the roof? I've heard people say the color white is the best, surprised there isn't a paint on roof system that lasts as long as a tar and shingle roof?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forfend View Post
    Green buildings are the way of the future. Helps you become more self-sufficient and less-reliant on the grid. What are the plans for the roof? I've heard people say the color white is the best, surprised there isn't a paint on roof system that lasts as long as a tar and shingle roof?
    We are using CertainTeed Landmark Solaris shingles.


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    Subscribed. I represent Westinghouse Lighting Solutions for high bay fluorescents in warehouses and such. Look forward to learning more on the level of homes. Thanks for sharing!

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    Cool beans, we also do green construction! Glad to see others on here and good luck with the project


    I'm guessing this is still "on the grid" ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by b__ View Post
    Cool beans, we also do green construction! Glad to see others on here and good luck with the project


    I'm guessing this is still "on the grid" ?
    It is still "on the grid", actually there are no renewable energy sources specified for this particular project yet. However there is a ton of green stuff and we are expecting a LEED Platinum rating.

    I'll have pics of the precast foundation later today.....

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    Those are some interesting shingles. You guys are on the forefront with this stuff. Pretty soon you will have a property that uses no "grid" except for maybe internet.

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    Here's some pics of our finished foundation. Precast concrete set over crushed stone footing. Finished in one day and ready to build on starting tomorrow. Much more pics and info on our blog page.

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