The Arc House: Next-Generation Sustainable Living

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The Arc House: Next-Generation Sustainable Living

Green Builder Media has partnered with specialty modular builder Shelter Dynamics to take the beautiful, smart + solar, net-zero, and resilient Arc House on tour this summer, debuting at PCBC this week in San Francisco.
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The Arc House. Photo courtesy Shelter Dynamics.

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Monday, June 20, 2016 - 8:00am

Green Builder Media has a decade-long history of investigating the most topical issues of our time.  If you’re a regular reader of our content, you’ve probably noticed that we’ve focused a lot of attention lately on the evolution of the smart home, the convergence of smart and solar technologies, resilient housing, and sustainable design.  

To bring these concepts to life, Green Builder Media has partnered with Shelter Dynamics and kitchen designer Moorea Hoffman to bring the Arc House, a prototype factory-built 432 square foot residence, to three upcoming conferences, beginning with PCBC next week in San Francisco.  The next stops on the Arc House tour include Solar Power International (September at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Vegas) and Greenbuild (October at the Los Angeles Convention Center in LA).  

The iconic Arc House, designed to flow like a wave, represents a new dwelling concept, combining the economy and simplicity of tiny house living with cutting edge building science.  

Shelter Dynamics founder, Jim Gregory, used a sailboat to inspire the home’s design, with the goal of optimizing the efficient use of energy, water, and space without sacrificing quality of life.   “With the Arc House, we’re demonstrating more efficient ways to build, but we’re also demonstrating that there is a market for smaller, sustainable and more functional housing,” says Gregory.

The Arc House is an excellent example of how small, well-designed spaces can be practical, affordable, and comfortable.  The home boasts ten-foot high exposed arch ceilings (which make living areas feel spacious), clever niches and built-ins to optimize storage, extensive smart glass to enhance efficiency and bring the outside in, and even a walk-in closet.

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