Posts Tagged ‘solar water heating’

Mini Modular Apartments have Maximum Storage

March 26th, 2013 Comments off

According to EarthTechling, Panoramic Interests is developing a LEED Platinum, 23 modular- unit housing development in a building in San Francisco with solar water heating, low flow faucets, water cachement and other green features packed into 295 square foot units with natural light and ventilation. The 16 modules were built by Zeta Communities, and while they resemble a hotel room, they have full size refrigerators and storage that go to the top of the nine-foot ceilings. In one model a dining set appears once the queen-size Murphy bed is stored away; another model has twin beds, but both have a window seat that converts to a guest bed and then to a table for three. MHProNews has learned the modular units rent for $1600 a month, well below the going rate for studio apartments in San Francisco.

(Photo credit: EarthTechling/Panoramic Interests)

Aussie Modular for Residential or Industrial Housing

June 28th, 2012 Comments off

Daily Mercury reports from Australia, housing solutions company Tektum has developed a modular house with two to four bedrooms, 80% complete when it leaves the factory in one and one half standard shipping containers, and occupancy-ready within several days. The homes feature solar water heating, double-glazed windows, rain water recycling and compact fluorescent lighting. Sydney-based Tektum also offers a mine accommodation option that divides the home into three units, attracting attention from coal mining companies seeking better accommodations for their employees. MHProNews has learned the modular homes have earned a six-star NatHERS (Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme) rating, similar to LEED certification.

(Photo credit: Daily Mercury/Tektum)