The 6040 House

prefab.gifThere’s no reason pre-fab construction has to mean a doublewide and a Camaro on blocks. There’s also no reason it has to employ anything less that the highest green building standards. Enter the 6040 House: A generous 3,000+ square feet of energy efficient steel-framing (readily recyclable) manufactured to minimize construction waste. I’ve also been informed by a tipster that “Solar power, wind generator, rainwater harvesting, and biolet off-grid toilets are available” – although I can’t seem to find that referenced on the website.

Nick Aster is a new media architect and the founder of has since grown to become one of the web's leading sources of news and ideas on how business can be used to make the world a better place.

Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He worked for, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years and has also been an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He earned his stripes working for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.

Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.

2 responses

  1. Don’t be fooled. The energy required to separate the sandwiched foam from the steel for recycling is cost prohibitive.

  2. Their product is a glorified pole barn. You can purchase a comparable steel building for $17 a sq. foot, and add windows and details for another $15 a sq. foot. Thats $32 a sq. foot and they are charging $135, what gives?!
    As to energy effeciency, steel is a great conductor of heat. With a steel skin over steel frame and no appreciable insulation barrier, this building will cost a fortune to heat and cool.
    This is a product by Northern Steel, a commercial/ industrial steel building manufacturer with little experience in efficient residential construction.
    They are playing the green card to sap the green suckers and loot a small fortune from them. the only thing green about this building is the paint color option.

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