Determined to create a sustainable future, Seattle–based startup NODE builds modern, modular homes that with carbon-negative capabilities.

“Radical sustainability” lies at the core of NODE, a Seattle–based company that builds carbon-negative homes that are green, durable, and energy-efficient.

The Madrona by NODE is a 750-square-foot, zero-net energy guest house. Grid-tied, it stores energy with battery backup.

The Madrona by NODE is a 750-square-foot, zero-net energy guest house. Grid-tied, it stores energy with battery backup.

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Explains cofounder Bec Chapin, “Carbon negative accounts for not only the energy used to operate a building, but also looks at all the embedded carbon in the materials and construction. We want buildings to be able to able to remove carbon from the atmosphere.” 

The Madrona features a sheltered deck, one of the semi-outdoor modules available.

The Madrona features a sheltered deck, one of the semi-outdoor modules available.

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NODE uses technology to design ultra-efficient, prefabricated homes that require less energy to function. Equipped with built-in renewable energy and water technologies, NODE homes remove the need for fossil fuels, and according to Bec, “in turn will become the new energy resource generators for a grid that allows buildings to share power.” 

A hanging fireplace in Madrona brings warmth while staying compact.

A hanging fireplace in Madrona brings warmth while staying compact.

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See the full story on Dwell.com: NODE Prefab Homes Aim at a Carbon Negative Future

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