The Power of Green Housing Development


Wayne State University Area, Detroit
The Power Of Green Housing Development, LLC
Project Description:
Innovative and environmentally friendly 4-level multi-family building, using retired shipping containers as the primary framing for the structure.

Unit Description:

Seventeen condominium units located over a resident parking area.  Studio, 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom units, ranging from 960-to-1,920 square feet in size.
Green and Sustainable Design:
Wood is the primary material…contribution to our atmosphere.  Instead of wood, the project will use retired shipping containers and, in the process, do a good deed for the globe. 

There are hundreds of thousands of used shipping containers in stockyards across the country without a use or purpose; and no one has a good idea of what or how to dispose of them.  Most have originated in China, then used once to carry manufactured items across the ocean—ending up as permanent residents in this country because it’s cheaper to build a new container, rather than shipping it back for re-use.  It is estimated that 21,000 of these containers arrive in the United States in this fashion every day.

The project will also use manufactured green building materials and finished in the build-out of the units.