Wired Magazine and LivingHomes have partnered on a “Wired LivingHome” – a modular-design prefab midcentury modernist home that was created for the 21st century. Because the home is designed in modules and prefabricated, you could build it yourself (if you owned a 150 ton crane). This home was assembled in 8 hours (I wonder how many people that involved…)
It is worth your time to take a virtual tour. You will learn more about practical application of recycled and reused materials here than almost anywhere else. What I love even more is that the site of this home was deconstructed (another home once stood here) and 70-80% of the materials were sent to Habitat for Humanity to be reused in another housing project. Watch the time-lapse videos here.
Great resource page on the LivingHomes site, including a link to LEED. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings. Visit the U.S. Green Building Council web site.