Prefab Green

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IN PREFAB GREEN, architect Michelle Kaufmann shares her vision of creating thoughtful, sustainable design for everyone. Her firm, Michelle Kaufmann Designs, blends sustainable home layouts, eco-friendly materials, and low-energy options to create a "prepackaged" green solution to home design. Kaufmann tells about five eco-principles that are present in every design her firm creates-smart design, eco-materials, energy efficiency, water conservation, and healthy environment-and how each work together to create homes that make a difference.

Michelle Kaufmann founded Michelle Kaufmann Designs in 2002. Michelle's work is widely published and her homes have been showcased in a number of museums including the National Building Museum, the Vancouver Art Center, MOCA in Los Angeles, and Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry. Michelle lives in Marin County, California.

Cathy Remick has worked as a staff architect and designer for several national firms in San Francisco and Washington, D.C. She is a design manager for mkStudios. She lives in Orinda, California.


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Dreaming of Green
Thoughtful Sustainable Design for Everyone
The Five EcoPrinciples
Green Prefab
Sunset Breezehouse
Whats Next?
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About the author (2009)

After receiving her master's degree from Princeton University, Michelle Kaufmann had the opportunity to work for renowned architects Frank Gehry and Michael Graves. Cathy Remick is a designer with experience in architecture, graphics, and fine arts painting.

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