Can a Modern and Green Home be Affordable? - Postgreen Aims for the $100K House with its First Project

Postgreen kicks of their first residential development of two modern and "green" homes in Philadelphia. One of the homes will have a target construction cost of $100K while still aiming for a modern and green design capable of LEED Sliver status. The project will be chronicled in detail at http://www.100khouse.com.

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We have assembled a high-quality team that does not make compromises to save costs. If we are able to accomplish the goals of the 100k house project then most anyone in any area of the US should be able to do the same.

Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) November 15, 2007

A new development company - postgreen - specializing in modern, "green" and affordable homes and buildings has begun their first development in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia, PA.

The project will include two, small, two-bedroom homes that will be modern in design and strive to achieve a LEED Silver for Homes rating from the USGBC (US Green Building Council). The homes will be designed by Interface Studio Architects and built by Level 5 Construction which are both locally based in Philadelphia and the same neighborhood as postgreen.

The significance of the project is that one of the homes will be the subject of an experiment or case study to try and prove that a modern and "green" home can be built for $100,000 without sacrificing design or comfort. The development team has setup a blog at http://www.100khouse.com to thoroughly document and receive feedback on the entire process. The intent of the blog is to provide a valuable resource for others to reference in similar pursuits of affordable homes that do not sacrifice on design or environmental responsibility.

"We are excited about the 100k house being a part of our first development and it's potential impact on the current movement for more modest, affordable, modern and green housing in our urban neighborhoods," said Chad Ludeman, President of postgreen. "We have assembled a high-quality team that does not make compromises to save costs. If we are able to accomplish the goals of the 100k house project then most anyone in any area of the US should be able to do the same."

The sales price of the homes has yet to be determined but is currently targeted in the $200K - $250K range. More details on the design and project can be found at http://www.postgreen.com/projects/100khouse. Once the design is complete it will be added to postgreen's stock home program as well.

About postgreen:
Postgreen is a real estate development company focusing on modern, green and affordable buildings and homes in Philadelphia's urban neighborhoods. Our success is measured using a triple-bottom-line approach that ensures that each project benefits not only the bottom line, but the people in our community and the planet as a whole. Find out more at http://www.postgreen.com

About Interface Studio Architects (ISA):
Interface Studio Architects (ISA) is a full-service architectural design office in Philadelphia USA. Our work ranges widely in scale, type and site condition. We consistently seek solutions that are challenging and provocative while respecting budget constraints, energy performance and site context. Find out more at http://www.is-architects.com

About Level 5 Construction:
Level 5 Construction was founded in 2004 as an extension of its parent company, CanViss Industries, Inc. Level 5 has grown since its inception as a small general contractor with three employees to over twenty men and women while offering many services such as commercial tenant fit-out, renovations and new construction, residential single family or multi-family rehabs, mixed-use projects and budget pricing. Level 5 has come to specialize in Custom Home Building in Center City Philadelphia and project development. Find out more or schedule a no-obligation tour of our projects at http://www.level5construction.com

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