The Lifecycle Building Challenge was held last year and the big winner was Michael Berk, a professor at the Mississippi State University School of Architecture. His idea: an eco-friendly mobile home. And why not? If major building developments, residential communities, and houses are getting in on the green scene, why not something small like a mobile home?
The GreenMobile design meets International Residential Codes for structurally sound foundations, involves using better insulation, promotes the use of energy-efficient appliances, and creates interior spaces better suited for natural-day lighting and ventilation.
Right now, Berk is working with the Mississippi Emergency Agency to develop a similar housing system, called the EcoCottage, and is waiting to find a company with whom he can further develop and eventually produce the GreenMobile. Any takers?