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May 14, 2010

Green Builder Blu Raises $7 million

Green builder Blu Homes Inc., a Waltham company that specializes in building green homes, said it has raised more than $7 million from private investors. "The funds will be used primarily to support new product development, R&D, and sales and marketing," the company said in a press release. Blu said its buildings comes in a variety of models, sizes and floor plans, all allowing for interactive customer design involvement. Blu said its homes feature a combination of "healthy, cool, and green...

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April 28, 2010

The Reminder: Unique manufacturing company set to create new jobs

EAST LONGMEADOW -- Bringing in new jobs, a new business and strengthening partnerships in the green industry means East Longmeadow will soon be going "blu." Jim Driscoll, chair of the East Longmeadow Green Committee, announced at the committee's meeting on April 20 that Blu Homes Inc. will soon be moving its manufacturing business into town as the first anchor in what will become a green technology park. Founded in 2007, Blu Homes builds green homes suitable for a wide range of residential,...

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April 12, 2010

Yoga Journal: House in Harmony

Blu Homes clients Michael and Nikki Fischer are featured in the May 2010 edition of Yoga Journal. 'They're designed to be minimalist, energy efficient, and light on the landscape (modern prefab, Blu homes) and yogis like Michael Fischer say they encourage mindfulness and respect for the earth.' Read the full article here: Blu_Yoga Journal .

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April 7, 2010

“The single biggest advance in the industry in years”

Treehugger calls Blu’s folding technology “the single biggest advance in the industry in years” ! Read the full article here: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2010/02/blu-homes-unfolds-reinvention.php

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November 16, 2009

Innovation Economy: This New House

As some prefab companies fold, others jump on a down market By Scott Kirsner, Globe Columnist , Boston Sunday Globe November 15, 2009 - Inside a cavernous factory in Littleton, where the MBTA's new fleet of Green Line trains was assembled, a crew of construction workers is now building houses. It's the sort of vast space where the ceilings seem high enough to spawn their own weather systems. The two steel-and-wood houses being built this month in Blu Homes Inc.'s facility here are the company's...

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September 29, 2009

Inhabitat: Exciting New Development

Inhabitat 9/29/09 Breaking News: Blu Homes Acquires Michelle Kaufmann Prefab Designs. An exciting new development in the world of prefab designs happened today when Blu Homes, an East coast prefab home designer, announced that they had acquired the assets of mkDesigns, Michelle Kaufmann's prefab home design company. Read full post here.

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September 29, 2009

Jetson Green: Blu Homes Acquires Iconic MKD Designs

Blu Homes Acquires Iconic MKD DesignsWritten by Preston Koerner | September 28, 2009 | Photo credit: Brian Jones Today, Blu Homes and Michelle Kaufmann announced that Blu Homes has purchased all the assets of mkDesigns, including the rights to several Michelle Kaufmann Designs (MKD) homes, such as the Glidehouse, Breezehouse, mkLotus, and mkSolaire.* With the news, Michelle Kaufmann has joined the advisory board of Blu Homes and will consult the company in applying the MKD designs to Blu Homes...

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September 29, 2009

The Alternative Consumer Is Delighted By Acquisition

Big fans of the Glidehouse, mkLotus and Sunset Breezehouse, The Alternative Consumer reports that it is 'delighted to hear' that Blu Homes has acquired the assets of mkDesigns. Read article here.

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August 4, 2009

Blu Homes on NPR

Blu Homes was featured today on NPR Marketplace Morning Report on sustainability.

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July 2, 2009

The Alternative Consumer features Blu Homes

The Alternative Consumer , a blog dedicated to helping busy consumers find eco-friendly life choices, featured Blu Homes this past Monday. The AC was recently named as one of the top 20 green blogs (see the list for finding 'great ways to spend your dollar while lowering your footprint.' We are psyched to be connected with them, and to continue helping clients design their own beautiful, green, healthy homes!

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