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West Coast Green in San Francisco: October 1-3, 2009

Link to West Coast Green in San Francisco: October 1-3, 2009
http://www.westcoastgreen.com/

West Coast Green 2009 will be returning to California in October.

At West Coast Green you’ll find over 300 exhibitors showcasing the latest in resource-efficiency among a stunning array of green and healthy building products. Over 100 experts and visionary leaders will be presenting their latest developments, insights, and inspiration at the expanding frontiers of the field. And over 14,000 attendees including the entire chain of professionals and decision-makers rarely reached by other conferences are expected.

Two things to note on the prefab front:

  • info_smallGreen Horizon Manufacturing will be showcasing their new info_smallSFH40 model.
  • Michelle Kaufmann of info_smallMKD will be running a session on Friday called "Housing 2.0: Re-thinking the Prefab Model"

where: San Francisco, CA
location: Fort Mason Center
date: October 1 - 3, 2009
cost: ranges from $45 for Tradeshow pass up to $895 for Full Conference
notes: Their registration page has more pricing info.

Related Posts:
   1. West Coast Green 2008: The Harbinger House (Oct 08, 2008)
   2. West Coast Green container Showhouse from SG Blocks (Aug 15, 2008)
   3. West Coast Green 2008 coming September 25-27 (Aug 14, 2008)
   4. West Coast Green round-up (Oct 02, 2007)
   5. Heading to West Coast Green Conference this weekend (Sep 19, 2007)
   6. West Coast Green Conference (Jul 18, 2007)
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Green Modern Kit Open House on September 26, 2009

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Copeland Casati

Copeland Casati, founder of info_smallGreen Modern Kits, recently posted that she would be holding an Open House at her info_smallcasa ti Modern Net Zero Prefab.

The green building architect of the casa ti, David Day of David Day Design, will be available on site. Our fabulous contractor, Ron Bernaldo, will also be there so you can ask him [all] your building questions.

where: Richmond, VA
date: September 26, 2009
time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
cost: Free!
notes: Email copeland@greenmodernkits.com in order to attend. Include your name, email and phone number so she can send directions and more info.

Related Posts:
   1. In the news: Copeland Casati's Green Modern Kit House (Aug 12, 2009)
   2. Green Modern Kits by Copeland Casati (Mar 19, 2009)
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Steve Glenn of LivingHomes speaking September 16, 2009 in Seattle

info_smallLivingHomes founder and CEO Steve Glenn posted that he will be speaking next week in Seattle.

speaker: Steve Glenn
where: Seattle, WA
location: USGBC Offices, 410 Occidental Avenue S
date: September 16, 2009
time: 5:30 - 7:30pm
cost: Free!
notes: Space is limited, RSVP

Related Posts:
   1. Steve Glenn of LivingHomes speaking August 28, 2009 in Portland, OR (Aug 19, 2009)
   2. New LivingHomes video and photos (Aug 03, 2009)
   3. Steve Glenn of LivingHomes speaking tomorrow in Long Beach, CA (Mar 17, 2008)
   4. LivingHomes (Mar 28, 2007)
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Fall factory tours at Preferred Building Systems in Claremont, NH

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info_smallPreferred Building Systems in Claremont, NH is offering tours of their factory this fall.

where: Claremont, NH
location: 143 Twistback Road
date: September 12, 2009; October 10, 2009; October 31, 2009
time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
cost: free
notes: RSVP

According to their site:

Preferred Building Systems is the manufacturer of affordable modular homes and luxury customized modular mansions, as well as multi-family homes and apartment units. Our systems built components include modular, panelized and prefabricated modules.

They currently deliver to: NH, VT, ME, MA, CT and RI.

Worth a look:

Related Posts:
   1. Epoch Homes factory tours this weekend in NH (May 15, 2009)
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Steve Glenn of LivingHomes speaking August 28, 2009 in Portland, OR

info_smallLivingHomes founder and CEO Steve Glenn posted that he will be leading a brown bag lunch talk at AIA's office in Portland, OR.

You’ll see what we do at LivingHomes to dramatically reduce our homes’ impact on water, air, material resources and power.

speaker: Steve Glenn
where: Portland, OR
location: AIA Offices, 403 NW 11th Avenue
date: August 28, 2009
time: 12:00 - 1:00pm
cost: Free
notes: "bring your own lunch...come early; seating is limited to the first 50!"

Related Posts:
   1. Steve Glenn of LivingHomes speaking September 16, 2009 in Seattle (Sep 11, 2009)
   2. New LivingHomes video and photos (Aug 03, 2009)
   3. Video tour of the first LivingHome (Jul 21, 2009)
   4. Ray Kappe multifamily by LivingHomes (Jul 09, 2009)
   5. KieranTimberlake LivingHomes (Jun 24, 2009)
   6. Steve Glenn of LivingHomes speaking tomorrow in Long Beach, CA (Mar 17, 2008)
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AriaDenver Forum with Michelle Kaufmann on August 13, 2009

Link to AriaDenver Forum with Michelle Kaufmann on August 13, 2009
http://blog.michellekaufmann.com/

info_smallMichelle Kaufmann and the developers of AriaDenver will be participating in a forum next week in Denver, Colorado.

According to a recent post on Michelle Kaufmann's blog, they will

discuss sustainable design, building and living as well as modular construction and the Casa Chiara and AriaDenver projects.

speakers: Michelle Kaufmann and AriaDenver developers
where: Denver, CO
date: Thursday, August 13, 2009
time: 7:00 - 8:30pm
notes: Space is limited, contact pat@urbanventuresllc.com for info

Michelle noted:

There will also be a viewing of the [Casa Chiara] modules being set on site earlier that day from noon - 2pm

Related Posts:
   1. In the news: AriaDenver (Aug 21, 2009)
   2. AriaDenver pictures from Michelle Kaufmann: modules en route (Jul 31, 2009)
   3. AriaDenver pictures from Michelle Kaufmann (Jul 03, 2009)
   4. Michelle Kaufmann Designs closing (May 27, 2009)
   5. MKD custom home (Apr 15, 2009)
   6. MKD multifamily in Denver (Apr 08, 2009)
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Dwell on Design 2009 at the end of June

Link to Dwell on Design 2009 at the end of June
http://www.dwellondesign.com/

Dwell on Design 2009 will be held in Los Angeles, CA at the end of this month.

where: Los Angeles, CA
location: Los Angeles Convention Center
date: June 26 - 28, 2009
cost: starting at $25
notes: View registration info

Dwell Outdoor will cover over 15,000 sf of exhibit space and includes:

(see complete list of Dwell Outdoor exhibitors)

Of interest to Prefabcosm readers:

Leo Marmol, FAIA, Principal of info_smallMarmol Radziner Prefab will be holding a Design Innovation Seminar on Saturday, June 27, 2009 from 3:30pm - 4:00pm.

Related Posts:
   1. The Skyline Series by Marmol Radziner Prefab (Jul 02, 2009)
   2. Dwell on Design 2008 recap (Jun 11, 2008)
   3. Dwell on Design bringing an entire neighborhood of prefab homes to LA June 5-8; get in FREE (May 23, 2008)
   4. Dwell on Design recap (Sep 24, 2007)
   5. Dwell on Design preview (Sep 12, 2007)
   6. This week: weeHouses and more Dwell on Design (Aug 18, 2007)
   7. Dwell on Design Conference (Aug 15, 2007)
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Sunset Modern Cottage on display June 12 - July 19, 2009

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E. Spencer Toy

Sunset Magazine debuted the Modern Cottage Idea House by info_smallModern Cabana at their recent 2009 Celebration Weekend.

Created by Casper Mork-Ulnes, award-winning architect and creative director at Modern Cabana, the Modern Cottage offers an elegant solution for expanding family space in a cost-conscious, fun and sustainable way.

From the slideshow:

Built in panels offsite and assembled in a couple of days at Sunset, the cottages are designed to create more living space that's both eco-friendly and affordable

The cottage will remain on display for an Open House.

where: Menlo Park, CA
location: 80 Willow Road
date: June 12 - July 19, 2009
time: 10:00am - 5:00pm
cost: $15 adults, $13 seniors (Fridays only), $5 children 12 and under
notes: Friday, Saturday and Sundays (closed July 4, 2009)

Hat tip: Jetson Green on June 4, 2009.

Related Posts:
   1. Sunset Magazine features LVM by Rocio Romero (Jul 22, 2009)
   2. Photos of a Sunset Breezehouse being set in California (Feb 16, 2009)
   3. Tour an MKD home in Santa Barbara, June 14 (Jun 12, 2008)
   4. Modern sheds, cabanas, and studios (Apr 16, 2007)
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weeHouse by Alchemy on display in WI; today and this weekend

Link to weeHouse by Alchemy on display in WI; today and this weekend
http://www.alchemyarch.com

We received an email this week from info_smallAlchemy Architects announcing their weeHouse Open House today and this weekend.

title: Saturn weeHouse Open House
where: Siren, WI
location: 24729 Highway 35/70, Siren, WI 54872 on the west frontage road just north of Siren and south of Highway 70 East
date: May 22 - 24, 2009
time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
cost: Free!
notes: Also by appointment
contact: Phone: (715) 349-8800 or email: info@honhomes.com

Model details:

size: 250 sf
br: studio
bath: 1
price: ~$65,000

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Epoch Homes factory tours this weekend in NH

Link to Epoch Homes factory tours this weekend in NH
http://www.epochhomes.com

info_smallEpoch Homes will be conducting factory tours this weekend.

Details:

where: Pembroke, NH
location: 107 Sheep Davis Road (Route 106)
date: Saturday, May 16, 2009
time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
cost: Free!
notes: Factory tours starting at 10am (Last tour is at 2:30pm)

If you can't make it to their factory, check out their video tour. (3:18)

Related Posts:
   1. Fall factory tours at Preferred Building Systems in Claremont, NH (Aug 25, 2009)
   2. Eco Collection by Epoch Homes (Jun 29, 2009)
   3. Epoch Homes nominated for SBANE award (May 26, 2009)
   4. The top modular builders (Aug 23, 2007)
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AIA Expo April 30 - May 2, 2009

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The American Institute of Architects 2009 National Convention and Design Expo is taking place this week in San Francisco.

Their "Virtual Convention" is free:

Visit with more than 50 exhibiting companies in their virtual booths. View educational programs, chat with booth personnel, download brochures, and request the latest information on new products and services, all from your Internet-connected computer.

(We didn't see any prefab or modular companies listed, though several of the products may end up in prefab homes.)

Event info:

where: San Francisco, CA
location: The Moscone Center
date: April 30 - May 2, 2009
cost: $525 members, $875 non-members, free online access to exhibitors
notes: on-site registration is now open

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SIPA Annual Conference in Chicago: April 20-23, 2009

Link to SIPA Annual Conference in Chicago: April 20-23, 2009
http://www.sips.org/

The Structural Insulated Panel Association has a conference in April:

The SIPA Annual Meeting & Conference is the only industry-wide event for SIP professionals. Structural insulated panel manufacturers, builders, design professionals and suppliers of SIP components will convene in Chicago at this unique trade show and conference.

...

attendees can explore the latest marketing and technical developments in the SIP industry.

(We've covered several prefab and modular homes that use SIPs.)

where: Chicago, IL
location: Hilton Indian Lakes Resort
date: April 20-23, 2009
cost: $450 members; $650 non-members
notes: View the complete agenda. (PDF)

Hat tip: Building Systems on March 24, 2009.

Related Posts:
   1. So, what are SIPs anyway? (Mar 27, 2007)
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Ideabox Open House on March 26, 2009 in Port Townsend, WA

Link to Ideabox Open House on March 26, 2009 in Port Townsend, WA
http://activerain.com/blogsview/976564/ideabox-is-almost-ready-on-Cherry-Street-in-Port-Townsend

info_smallideabox recently finished moving their info_smallconfluence prefab from the 2009 Portland Home & Garden Show to a neighborhood in Port Townsend, WA.

status: available
size: 840 sf
br: 2
bath: 1.75
price: $184,000 - $224,000 for land/box packages in Port Townsend
footprint: 57’ 4” long x 15’ wide

Realtor Charlie Arthur of RE/MAX FIRST, INC. is blogging about the house:

This unit is going to be our model unit for the presales...We will be offering 2 and 3 bedroom homes for in the low 200's

Scroll through his recent posts for more details, e.g.

  • video 1 (0:36) of the house arriving in Port Townsend
  • video 2 (0:28) of the house on the lot

If you find yourself in the area, check out their upcoming Open House:

where: Port Townsend, WA
location: 1650 Cherry Street
date: March 26, 2009
time: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Hat tip: Jetson Green on February 18, 2009.

Related Posts:
   1. This week: Ideabox, Method Homes, and unconventional (Jul 26, 2008)
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Modular Construction in Green Building seminar on March 19, 2009

A seminar called "Modular Construction in Green Building" will be held this week in central Pennsylvania. It is part of a monthly breakfast series.

by: SEDA-COG's Energy Resource Center
(SEDA=Susquehanna Economic Development Association; COG=Council of Governments)
speaker: Rick Terry, Director of Factory Built Housing Center at Penn College of Technology
speaker: Dave Reed, President of info_smallPenn Lyon Homes
where: Mifflinburg, PA
location: Carriage Corner Restaurant, 257 East Chestnut Street
date: March 19, 2009
time: 7:30am - 9:30am
cost: $20
notes: Registration is required.

Hat tip: Building Systems on March 13, 2009.

Related Posts:
   1. The sustainability of modular housing (Feb 17, 2009)
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MKD Smart Home to reopen March 19

In the mail from info_smallMichelle Kaufmann Designs: If you were unable to see their info_smallmkSolaire on display, you now have a second chance.

We are so deeply pleased that the Museum of Science and Industry has decided to extend the Smart Home exhibit’s run through January 2010! Having closed on January 4th, the exhibit will reopen its doors on March 19th, ready to share even more new ways, big and small, that people can lead eco-friendly lives.

where: Chicago, IL
date: March 19, 2009 - January 2010
price: $10, in addition to $13 museum general admission
note: visiting the home requires a special ticket with a timed reservation; plenty of times are available

Related Posts:
   1. Michelle Kaufmann Designs closing (May 27, 2009)
   2. mkSolaire on display through January 4th at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry (Jun 02, 2008)
   3. mkSolaire to be featured in Chicago museum exhibit (Jan 18, 2008)
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International Builders' Show next week in Las Vegas

Link to International Builders' Show next week in Las Vegas
http://www.buildersshow.com/

The 2009 International Builders' Show (IBS) will be in Las Vegas next week.

Owned and produced by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), IBS is the largest annual light construction show in the world.

Who should attend? According to their website:

suppliers and manufacturers looking to market and sell to builders, architects, developers, dealers, and distributors.

Of particular interest to Prefabcosm readers, the (modular) NextGen “Urban Living” Home, built by info_smallChampion Genesis will be on display in the convention center parking lot.

where: Las Vegas, NV
location: Las Vegas Convention Center
date: January 20 - 23, 2008
notes: Registration required.

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Prefabs in the Community (today in Philadelphia)

Link to Prefabs in the Community (today in Philadelphia)
http://www.acleanbreak.org/

If you are planning to attend A Clean Break in Philadelphia this weekend, don't miss their presentations being held across the street from the exhibit. Here's one:

speaker: Geoff Warner, AIA of info_smallAlchemy Architects
speaker: Dan Rockhill, JL Constant Distinguished Professor of Architecture and director of Studio 804 at the University of Kansas, and principal of info_smallRockhill & Associates
where: Philadelphia, PA
location: The University of the Arts, CBS Auditorium in Hamilton Hall, 320 Broad Street
date: Saturday, October 18, 2008
time: 2:00 - 3:15pm
cost: free
notes: Q&A led by PeiLin Chen of info_smallDiamond & Associates

Each will discuss their unique modular programs and successes with this chosen method of construction, particularly as an affordable and environmentally-friendly solution to land vacancy and community revitalization.

Related Posts:
   1. Opening night for A Clean Break in Philadelphia (Oct 16, 2008)
   2. A Clean Break, in Philadelphia (Oct 01, 2008)
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Empyrean International launches new website

Link to Empyrean International launches new website
empyreanint.com

Modular builder info_smallEmpyrean International has launched a new website. We've previously covered their Acorn and Deck Houses and discussed their info_smallDwell NextHouse at length.

The new site features much improved navigation and more detailed information:

Speaking of Empyrean, the Silicon Valley NextHouse was open to visitors last week. Interior designer Sally Kuchar was there and shared stories and photos on her sallyTV blog.

Related Posts:
   1. Tour an Empyrean NextHouse in Silicon Valley: March 27, 29-30 (Mar 11, 2008)
   2. Empyrean's Acorn and Deck House (Nov 16, 2007)
   3. Empyrean and the NextHouse (Apr 20, 2007)
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Thursday evening in Philadelphia: Leo Marmol on "Prefab myths and facts"

Link to Thursday evening in Philadelphia: Leo Marmol on
(photo from Leo Marmol’s talk at DWR in Pasadena last fall)

From the (fairly new) Marmol Radziner blog:

Please join us for a comprehensive visual presentation of the work of Marmol Radziner Prefab, hosted by Design Within Reach in Philadelphia. ... Is prefab an affordable option for modern living? Or is prefab a cultural phenomenon, popularized by the media? Marmol will explain the different types of prefab homes and the benefits of prefabrication. The talk will give homeowners valuable insight into modern, sustainable prefab homes and the future.

The event is free; RSVP to philadelphia@dwr.com.

who: Leo Marmol, info_smallMarmol-Radziner
what: Prefab Myths and Facts (this link is down at post time)
where: Design Within Reach, 1710 Walnut St. Philadelphia, PA
when: April 3rd, 2008, 6:30pm (with drinks starting at 6:00pm)
price: Free!

Related Posts:
   1. The Skyline Series by Marmol Radziner Prefab (Jul 02, 2009)
   2. Prefab goes retail: buy a kitHAUS at Design Within Reach (Feb 14, 2008)
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