Conceptos Plasticos Home Innovation

Conceptos Plasticos Home Innovation

  Oscar Andres Mendez Gerardino, 34, just won the 2016 Young Entrepreneur Award for his company, Conceptos Plasticos, which provides inexpensive, easy to assemble housing make out of recycled plastic.   Humans are capable of amazing innovations, which can easily be seen in architecture and building projects.  Many building innovators of late have focused on sustainable and affordable building methods and materials in an effort to make housing available to all socio-economic demographics. Conceptos Plasticos is a Columbian company which has developed a new kind of building material made from recycled plastic and rubber.  These durable constuction materials are used to...Read more
California’s First Farm-to-Table Housing Development

California’s First Farm-to-Table Housing Development

  If the idea of living in a solar-powered community with access to organic food grown in your own backyard sounds like paradise, you’ll love The Cannery!   The Davis area of California has long been known for its interest in sustainability and agriculture.  Now they have introduced California’s first farm-to-table housing development, called The Cannery. The Cannery is a 100-acre development located just one mile from downtown Davis and designed so that residents can easily and safely bike or walk to the city center.  The community boasts 547 units divided into 4 neighborhoods.  There are a mix of housing types from single-family...Read more
Renters Pay More For “Green”

Renters Pay More For “Green”

A new study reveals just how much renters will pay for environmentally friendly features. Consumers are becoming more environmentally conscious, even when it comes to the home they decide to rent.  A new survey from the National Multifamily Housing council has found that not only do renters prefer apartments with sustainable design features, they are also willing to pay more for them. Multifamily builders have been putting more focus on environmental friendliness in new construction for years, but much of that is due to regulation rather than market demand.  Many of the latest building codes require that new apartments include...Read more