By Janine Saunders, July 2nd, 2010


The “New Gen, Next Gen” episode features what’s known as the “100K House” , a collaborative effort from Interface Studio Architects and Postgreen Homes, both based in Philadelphia, PA, have found the perfect niche market by combining technology, sustainability and cost-effectiveness. By almost exclusively building on infill sites, of which there are 25,000 available, they have access to land that normally remains empty, and are able to build homes of the highest LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating. The homes can be built for as little as $100,000, or at approximately $100 a square foot, which lends appeal to a younger as well as more eco-conscious demographic. By using a combination of solar panels to heat water, a heat recovery unit to keep the house heated yet well ventilated, and SIPS (Structural Insulated Panel) , pre-made, heavily insulated panels that are simply assembled onsite dramatically reducing build time, the innovations in the 100K house are astounding. Brian Phillips, the brains behind ISA, has already built 2 of these units, with a third currently in construction.

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  • maia dobson

    I, too, have been looking for a more cost effective green home at the Long Island home builders company. It's a good investment and I know I'll reap all the benefits of it in the long run.

  • Susan Dixon

    Building a green home maybe quite expensive but it will surely benefit you for this kind of home are energy efficient which can help you save more on your energy bills.

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  • This is a great article! I feel green homes are worth every penny that is spent on them. They actually offer good returns in the long term and hence are a great investment.

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