Project 15-580

Luxurious net-zero Stanford home features an earthquake-resistant steel frame

July 21, 2016, Inhabitat

When Stanford Professor Mark Jacobson wanted an energy-efficient home that he could customize to his liking, he set his sights on the Quebec-based company BONE Structure.

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Palo Alto Online | Federico Hernandez, a carpenter with Wilkinson Construction, installs window supports in the BONE Structure house under construction on June 20. Photo by Veronica Weber.

How fab can prefab be?

June 24, 2016, Palo Alto Online

Weekend tours to expose bare-bones construction of net-zero home

Most house tours offer an opportunity to check out picture-perfect interior designs and architecture.

At this weekend’s tours of California’s first BONE Structure prefab home on the Stanford University campus, visitors will be exposed to anything but the latest interior finishes and are advised to wear closed shoes: They will be touring the construction zone of a steel-beamed prefab house shipped down from Canada — its bones still exposed as design company BONE Structure finishes its assembly.

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Stanford Professor’s New Zero-Net Energy Home Sets the Standard for Green Living

June 23, 2016, EcoWatch

Mark Z. Jacobson’s new digs is the perfect home for the prominent renewable energy advocate.

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Stanford Professor’s Unusual Prefab Home Is Made of Steel

June 17, 2016, Curbed San Francisco

This green prefab abode, which took only weeks to build, is make of steel and uses soy-based foam for insulation.

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Professor Mark Z. Jacobson & Charles Bovet | Photo © Vicki Thompson

Can steel construction crack California’s homebuilding market?

June 16, 2016, Silicon Valley Business Journal

Inside BONE Structure’s quest to transform the industry.

Despite big advances in technology and construction materials, homebuilding in the United States has remained remarkably stable over the years. A Canadian company just gaining momentum in the massive California market is trying to change that.

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Project 15-580

Laval firm set to disrupt California housing industry

June 15, 2016, The Suburban

Laval-based BONE Structure launched its first U.S. office this month.

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Project 15-580

Prefab steel frame makes California net zero home a breeze to build

June 15, 2016, Gizmag.com

A home in Stanford, California, commissioned by a professor at the area’s esteemed university, will have a net zero energy usage once it has been built. That build process too, though, is low-impact, employing a recycled light steel frame that is quick to erect and easy to build upon.

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BONE Structure breaks ground on first net-zero residential project in California

June 13, 2016, Inhabitat

This luxury custom home in Stanford, based on a patented steel frame building technology, is the first net-zero residence by architecture firm BONE Structure.

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Project 14-513 In Rivière-Beaudette By BONE Structure

May 25, 2016, Houseporn.ca

Lakefront view anyone?

Under the creative initiative of BONE Structure, project 14-513 was built overlooking the gorgeous views and sunsets of Lake St-Francois in Quebec- the perfect setting to escape a hectic lifestyle, and submerge oneself in complete and utter calmness.

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California, Here they Come

Producer of zero-net energy, steel-framed homes expands to Bay Area from Canada.

Although Joe Eichler was New York City born and bred, to achieve his vision of modernism for the masses, he moved west to Northern California and built his considerable enterprise.

And although BONE Structure has been building scores of steel-framed, zero-net energy (ZNE) houses in Canada for a decade, the innovative company may also have found its new home away from home in the Bay Area.

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