Blu Featured in Premiere of "This New House" Thursday on DIY Network

July 27, 2010

July 27, 2010 Green builder Blu Homes, Inc. today announced it will be featured in the premiere episode of “This New House” on Thursday, July 29, 2010 at 8 p.m. ET on DIY Network. Join host Kevin O’Connor, also of “This Old House”, as he visits a Blu installation in Charlestown, Rhode Island and shows a house literally unfold.

The home featured on “This New House” is a Blu|Element, which is eco-friendly and designed as a lovely single-family primary residence, vacation cottage or retirement home. The Element is also suitable for academic or institutional use as student, faculty or visitor housing. Blu|Elements come in three sizes and include a variety of one-, two- or three-bedroom floor plans and many options on window, door and wall configuration to meet client needs. Each Element features standard luxurious touches like gleaming bamboo floors and a towel warmer in the bathroom and many other options, including a fireplace. They maximize living space and are spacious and bright, featuring lovely high ceilings and abundant windows.

Blu’s break-through information and building science technology allow the company to economically design, manufacture and ship its green homes and buildings across the United States and beyond. Unlike other modular homes, Blu builds spaces up to 34 feet wide with ceiling heights up to 16 feet, so the designs are open, spacious and bright. Blu’s homes can be finished on site in a matter of weeks and are constructed of a steel/wood frame designed for extraordinary durability.

Blu offers residential and commercial designs and has delivered homes to families and businesses across the U.S. Blu’s buildings comes in a variety of models, sizes and floor plans, including home additions, studios, one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom homes and commercial buildings, all allowing for interactive customer design involvement. Blu homes feature a unique combination of cool and green features designed to create a healthy living environment with a reduced carbon footprint. These features include low or no-VOC paints and finishes, recycled and recyclable materials, low-flow fixtures, energy star appliances, high efficiency heating systems and architectural characteristics that maximize passive heating and cooling. An optional pier foundation is also available. For more information on Blu go to or follow us on Facebook and Twitter or email us at

About “This New House”

In This New House, a new magazine-style series on DIY Network, hosts Amy Matthews and This Old House’s Kevin O’Connor bring viewers inside homes across the U.S. that feature innovative building materials, techniques and gadgets.

Series/Season Premiere: Thursday, July 29 at 8 p.m. ET

Expert Host: Amy Matthews, Licensed Contractor and Kevin O’Connor, Host