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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.
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.Read More
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.