Resource Furniture Teams for Residential DisplayNovember 7, 2012
Resource Furniture and builder have Method Homes have teamed for the U.S. Green Building Council’s 2012 Greenbuild expo's only residential structure.
The display home at the San Francisco show will be furnished with several unique furniture systems from Resource Furniture.
The display home designed by Bogue Trondowski Architects is a prototype for Paradigm, a new series of pre-fab homes built by Method Homes.
“Minimizing your home’s physical footprint is the single most important decision you can make to reduce your carbon footprint. The systems featured in this home clearly demonstrate that a reduction in square feet doesn’t mean sacrificing comfort, function or style.” said Ron Barth, president and co-founder of Resource Furniture. “With meticulous planning, state-of-the-art design and cutting-edge products and furnishings, this 722 square foot home feels spacious and luxurious. We are proud to be a part of this Method Home team.”
“Method is using this home to educate people on how achievable sustainable living is in today’s world,” said Brian Abramson, co-founder of Method Homes.
The furniture systems from Resource Furniture include a freestanding, transforming wall bed/sofa system designed and made in Italy by Clei; a coordinating home office that folds to less than 14-inches deep when not in use; a 17-inch console table that expands into a dining table for 12; and an ottoman that converts to five seats.
The Clei products feature a lifetime warranty on all mechanisms, water-based finishes, Class E-1 chipboard composition and are FSC-CoC certified.
The project features efficient systems and products including a 200-square-foot greenhouse irrigated by the home’s grey-water reuse system and a photovoltaic solar array on the roof, which will generate power during the event. The home’s energy consumption vs. generation will be tracked during the show. The home will be net zero energy and water, and in addition will target several leading environmental certifications, including LEED Platinum and eligibility for 6 of 7 petals of Living Building Challenge.
Greenbuild is the world’s largest convention dedicated to green building, and takes place Nov. 14-16 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.