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The new LivingHome was designed as part of a new partnership with Make It Right, a nonprofit founded by Brad Pitt and renowned architect William McDonough to build 150, Cradle to Cradle inspired LEED Platinum homes in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward, the neighborhood hardest hit by Hurricane Katrina. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each C6 will help support the efforts of Make It Right.

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  1. gaston February 21, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    “”but it’s also the first to achieve our most important Z6 Environmental Goals””

    The article should have elaborated what the Z6 goals are.
    Specifically, the Z6 list goes this way:

    * Zero Energy: Energy efficient lighting and appliances, smart heating/AC control system to reduce power usage, photovoltaics for more than 100% of power needs.
    * Zero Carbon & Zero Waste: Recycled materials & Cradle to Cradle inspired materials. Carbon off-set included in purchase price to counter energy used to create the home.
    * Zero Water: Low flow water fixtures. Grey water ready system.
    * Zero Emissions: No VOC paint. Formaldehyde-free millwork.
    * Zero Ignorance: Real time feedback on energy usage.

  2. multifoiled February 20, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    Fantastic! Absolutely gorgeous.

  3. Diane Pham February 20, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    this is very exciting news. one of the greatest challenges of prefab really taking off has been the high per/sf costs. it’s great that this is a home that not only less than $200/sf, but that it’s LEED platinum. kudos to LivingHomes.

  4. dan mendes February 20, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    at 179,000 it makes it so much cheaper to buy a plot of land and put one of these up then it is to buy a house that’s already built – at least where I live

  5. Yuka Yoneda February 20, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    $145/sq foot for a home of this caliber is really impressive. The C6 is really breaking down barriers with this low cost, high design home.

  6. Lori Zimmer February 20, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    Love the courtyard!

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