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NATiVE Answers Your Questions About Shipping Container Structures and Solar Panels

Posted by Paige Welsh on Wed, Jun 13, 2018 @ 10:40 AM

This week I sat down with David Dixon, Business Development Director and co-owner of NATiVE to ask your burning questions about adding solar power to container structures. NATiVE constructs net-zero energy homes and installs solar on existing homes and businesses. Its mission is to build a market for solar power in Texas. Our conversation focused on the particulars of installing solar in Texas, but much of the information is widely applicable throughout the United States.

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Tags: Going Green: Container Sustainability, Conex Container Basics, Modified Containers in Texas

Rocket Electrics Launches New Container-Based E-Bike Rental Location

Posted by Paige Welsh on Wed, May 30, 2018 @ 11:39 AM


On a sunny Friday afternoon, Rocket Electrics cut the ribbon and opened an auxiliary location Austin’s Mueller community for their e-bike rental business.  Opening the location marks another step in Rocket Electrics’ mission to save Austin from the woes of traffic by introducing e-bikes, bicycles with rechargeable electric motors. Based in a bright red shipping container modified and painted by Falcon Structures, the new rental location is 100% solar powered so Rocket Electrics can stay green as they grow.

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Tags: Going Green: Container Sustainability, Commercial and Retail Solutions

Just How Green are Modified Shipping Containers?

Posted by Paige Welsh on Thu, Sep 07, 2017 @ 09:09 AM

Businesses have good reason to think about their environmental footprint. According to polls from Gallup, 66% of Americans have purchased a product because they thought it would be better for the environment, and 72% of Americans reported that an employer’s environmental track record was a factor in choosing a work place.

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Tags: Going Green: Container Sustainability

Green Office Ideas and Portable Solar Power with Shipping Containers

Posted by Stephen Shang on Mon, Nov 10, 2014 @ 09:16 AM

Green offices and other sustainability initiatives make good business sense on multiple fronts. Obviously they help contain energy costs and improve profit margins. They also help to build a more positive brand image. Customers love to hear how their favorite companies are reducing carbon footprints and innovating toward a greener future.

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Tags: Going Green: Container Sustainability

Environmental Advantage of Creating Housing in a Conex Box

Posted by Stephen Shang on Wed, Oct 30, 2013 @ 06:00 AM

Conex boxes aren't just an affordable and efficient form of housing; they have a low environmental impact, making them a great choice for people looking for eco-friendly housing solutions. In addition, the low environmental impact of Conex boxes is associated with lower overall costs. Creating a living environment in a Conex box is an environmentally responsible choice.

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Tags: Workforce Housing Solutions, Going Green: Container Sustainability

Repurposed Shipping Containers Save Money & the Planet

Posted by Stephen Shang on Thu, May 03, 2012 @ 01:22 PM

Hospital clinics, offices, temporary sleeping quarters, retail fronts- what do all of these have in common?  Each can be built within the confines of a standard ISO shipping container.

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Tags: Going Green: Container Sustainability