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The backside of the Ecoplex, replete with windows for ventilation.

Ecoplex Modular Trailers a Healthier Choice

Most of us recall the debacle with the FEMA-provided trailers that caused numerous health issues among the relocated survivors of Hurricane Katrina. Off-gassing turned those toxic boxes into veritable gas chambers, inducing breathing problems, burning eyes and a host of other ailments among their inhabitants.

The Ecoplex from Terradime is a green solution to the temporary disaster relief housing issue: a "cost-effective, green, healthy modular trailer that features superb indoor air quality." The units are designed for easy disassembly, making them easy to transport. They also have interchangeable wall panels that open up a slew of configuration options.

The Ecoplex will be available in January of 2011 and sells between $30K and 40K, depending on additional features like bathrooms and kitchenettes.

Let's hope this is the type of solution used the next time a natural disaster forces citizens into temporary housing.


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Superb idea

10/18/2010 02:21 AM PatriotPaul

Now if only green builders had one tenth the lobbying power of large manufacturers to influence Congress to purchase these we'd see real progress.

Paul Harris
Author, "Diary From the Dome, Reflections on Fear and Privilege During Katrina"

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