3 Construction Strategies for Senior Community Housing Renovation Projects

Commercial Construction

Additionally, many national senior housing operators are in “acquisition” mode and are boosting their portfolio by snapping up value-add properties they can remodel and put under their brand umbrella.

Passive House is “In” in 2017

Green Building Law Update

As you consider what’s “in” and what’s “out” in 2017, within the realm of green building, Passive House is in. This “passive” approach, in contrast with active systems based on a constant supply of conditioned air by HVAC systems is the basis of Passive House.

Cottonwood House

SAB Magazine

The Cottonwood Passive House is one of the first homes in Alberta built to the Passive House standard. EcoHouse CanPhi David Zeibin ecoHouse Canada German Passive House standard passive house Passive House Standard sustainable architecture and building

Modern Passive House

Jetson Green

Related Articles on JetsonGreen.com: Innovative New Passive House Prefab. Small Passive House Can be Built in Just 10 Days. Passive House alternative energy energy efficiency green building green technology modern architecture modern design net-zero passive house passivhaus

Sustainability in Multifamily Housing

Collaborative Construction

What can the built industry do to encourage sustainability in multifamily housing complexes in the Cincinnati area?

Details about low cost housing

Construction Cost Estimating

Low Cost Housing is gaining popularity in recent times. The low cost housing is performed by managing all the resources perfectly. 5) Plan in advance each constituent of a house and streamline the design method for minimizing the size of the constituent in the building.

Tiny House Development in Detroit Aims to Offer Affordable Housing

Jetson Green

The Detroit-based non-profit Cass Community Social Services (CCSS) recently unveiled the first six tiny homes already completed as part of their affordable housing solution in the area. The housing is intended for low-income seniors, students, and even homeless people.

How to Keep Residents Happy During a Senior Housing Community Renovation

Commercial Construction

Last month, I had the opportunity to check in with an Illinois Real Estate Journal reporter for a feature on the latest trends in senior housing ( you can read the article here ). Englewood recently renovated this occupied senior housing community in Nevada.

Global Solutions House

SAB Magazine

Designed and built as an Aging-in-Place affordable housing model with the possibility for a secondary suite, the Passive E House will serve in part as a demonstration.

Passive Narrow House

SAB Magazine

Located in a jungle of hip roofs, white vinyl, and pink stucco in East Vancouver, the Passive Narrow House makes green home ownership more affordable through careful planning, use of simple forms, and a combination of inexpensive yet durable materials that reduce maintenance costs.

Underwater Floating House

Jetson Green

Here’s a unique floating house idea. According to the developers, the Floating Seahorse houses are more environmentally friendly as well as more cost-effective. Related Articles on JetsonGreen.com: Plans for the Floating House Freely Available. A Flood Proof House?

Gorgeous and Light-Filled Passive House

Jetson Green

But thankfully, that is starting to change in recent times, as is clearly demonstrated by the so-called Tigh na Croit house recently built in Scotland. Hopefully, this home is one of the heralds of a new era of more occupant-friendly Passive House designs. Modern Passive House.

5 Tips to Buying a Luxury Lake House in Minnesota

Construction Marketing Blog

The scenic view surrounding your house should be eye-catching and breathtaking. All this can be achieved by finding the perfect lake house. Below are some of the tips that will help you buy a luxury lake house in Minnesota: 1. The services include Lake House plans that are specially designed to your taste. When it comes to buying luxury houses, a qualified agent would be to your benefit. An agent will act as a guide to your dream lake house.

How I built that: The hell and heaven of house builders


House building projects are tough. House builders have to take into account a plethora of parameters in order to successfully design, develop and eventually. Construction Management construction software for house builders house builder pains house building cost house building pains

Passive House Worth Noting

Jetson Green

Lansdowne Drive is a passive house that was recently built in London by the firm Tectonics Architects. It’s certainly passive house architecture at its best, and a great example of modern architecture to boot. The lower level houses the entrance, bedrooms and bathrooms.

Aspen Root Passive House

SAB Magazine

The Aspen Root Passive Home is the culmination of a 25-year journey for the owners who both work in the environmental industry and are committed to reducing their own ecological footprint.

Innovative Sustainable Tree House Design

Jetson Green

The Toronto based firm Farrow Partnership Architects designed and built a unique, modern tree house, which is made from sustainable materials, and doesn’t harm the tree in any way, or restrict its growth. Conservatory House Built to Replicate the Design and Functionality of a Tree.

Printing Houses From Mud

Jetson Green

The technology for the 3D printing of homes is still in its infancy, but the idea has great potential in this world where population is growing, and adequate and sustainable housing is just not keeping up. They used it to print a small house in just two days, using a mixture of sand and clay.

The biggest house builders in the UK


The UK market is experiencing a shortage of houses at the moment, which has led to a higher demand. A demand which has had a positive impact on the big house builders of the UK. Construction Biggest construction home builder house builder project management Uk

Colorado’s First Passive House

Jetson Green

Brookfield Residential’s Midtown Residence Eight in Denver, is the first Colorado home to receive the Passive House Institute U.S. It is also the first house made by a US production builder to receive this certification. Karuna House Becomes the World’s Greenest House.

Karuna House Becomes the World’s Greenest House

Jetson Green

Karuna House, a single family residence which stands on the hilltops of Yamhill County, Oregon has received the Passive House (PHUIS+), Minergie-P-ECO and LEED for Homes Platinum certifications. The house was designed by Holst Architecture and built by the company Hammer & Hand.

Student housing vs. multifamily housing—what are the differences?


ulti-family housing and student housing have many similarities. Not only do they share many of the same building methods and construction types, but design team members skilled in multi-family housing often adjust well to student housing

Yet Another Quaint Tiny House

Jetson Green

Their newest tiny home has off-the-grid capabilities, a clever and spacious interior layout, and a state-of-the-art automated house control system, which can be operated via an iOS or Android smartphone and will be launched soon. Awesome Tiny House Designed in South Africa.

What’s the cheapest way to build a house?


What’s the cheapest way to build a house? Finding the most affordable way to build a house might sound like a lot of work. Construction Management build a house cheapest way to build a house contractor home building

Innovative New Passive House Prefab

Jetson Green

Sonya Newenhouse, the founder of the green consulting company, Madison Environmental, is putting theory into practice through building the so-called NewenHouse, which is a prefab sustainable, passive house. The space heating demand of this passive house is 3.61

Incredibly Functional Towable Tiny House

Jetson Green

The Colorado-based company Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses recently unveiled their newest tiny home creation called Rio Grande. Yet Another Quaint Tiny House. A Prefab Tiny House Retreat.

Kenogami House

SAB Magazine

The Kenogami House in Saguenay, Quebec is the first home built under Ecohome’s Net Zero Heat program. Building Case Studies EcoHouse Award from Green Builder© Media Best Resilient Design ecoHouse Canada LEED point score Mike Reynolds Net Zero Heat program The Kenogami House

Tiny House Freedom

Jetson Green

Beth Ann Norrgard from Dallas, Texas has spent the last year or so building a tiny house for her to live in. The house measures just 112 square feet and is mounted on wheels, giving the owner the freedom to move it around at will. The house will also have a composting toilet.

Tiny Student Housing Experiment in Atlanta

Jetson Green

Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) has successfully completed their next generation urban housing design project, which involved repurposing an abandoned parking deck by turning it into affordable student housing. A Tiny House That Can be Towed by Car.

Houses Made of Bamboo

Jetson Green

Ibuku, a team of designers and builders headed by Elora Hardy in Bali make houses out of bamboo, one of the most sustainable, versatile and strongest materials available. Ibuku have recently built a large house called Sharma Springs out of bamboo. One of Chicago’s First Passive Houses.

Comfortable and Surprisingly Spacious Tiny House

Jetson Green

The recently completed NestHouse, built by Jonathan Avery of Tiny House Scotland is quite possibly all a tiny home should be. The house is heated by a woodstove, which is located in the center of the sitting area, and the stairs leading up to the loft are coiled around it.

Super Affordable Tiny House

Jetson Green

Even though downsizing to a tiny house is all about cutting costs and saving, a lot of custom made, or prefab tiny home offerings have hefty price tags. Prefab affordable alternative energy energy efficiency green building international modern architecture modern design tiny home tiny house

Net Zero House Lawsuit Filed Against Home Builder

Green Building Law Update

A lawsuit has been commenced in Maryland alleging that two net zero homes are not. The facts are gleaned from a review of the court pleadings and are instructive for everyone buying or selling a green building.

Ecopods Shipping Container Houses

Jetson Green

All ecopods houses are designed to function off the grid, and can easily be transported anywhere. The soy-based insulation gives the ecopod an airtight seal, and the 1” inch insulation used gives the house walls an R-value of R-9.

Modular Housing for the Homeless of Dublin

Jetson Green

Modular housing has a number of advantages, such as speed, affordability and ease of construction, which makes it ideal for use as housing for the homeless. A Tiny House EcoVillage for the Homeless.

Strathcona Net Zero House

SAB Magazine

The Strathcona Net Zero House, with an Energuide Rating of 95, is located in the 100 year-old neighbourhood of Old Strathcona in Edmonton.

Dignified Disaster Relief Housing

Jetson Green

There is always need for disaster relief housing, and the recently introduced Hex House is certainly one of the more dignified ones. Hex House is hexagonal in shape and features a number of amenities more typical for a home than a temporary shelter.

Passive House set to make strides

SAB Magazine

Viewpoint Canadian Passive House Institute MURBs passive house Passive House Standard Rob Bernhardt The fundamentals of Passive HouseEnergy efficiency is not the only consideration in designing sustainable buildings, but most would say that it's at the top of the list.

A Tiny House EcoVillage for the Homeless

Jetson Green

The YouthBuild Program in collaboration with the Alternative Energy Program at New Market Skills Center are busy building a so called Tiny House EcoVillage, which will consist of three 70 square foot tiny mobile sleeping units, and 30 larger, permanent tiny houses. Tiny House Freedom.

What is Affordable Concrete House Construction?

The Constructor

Affordable concrete house construction is needed at current times more than ever before due population growth, depletion of energy source, and other.