The Gage’s began looking into building an ADU about a year ago but weren’t happy with the amount of time, effort, and cost required to build a traditional ADU. They learned about ADU Works’ seamless process to manage the ADU project from beginning to end using SI Panels (structurally insulated panels) to streamline construction from six months of work on-site to two months.
“In addition to the streamlined building process and cost savings realized by using SI panels, we were impressed with ADU Work’s commitment to sustainability,” said Cynthia. “Using solar panels to power the ADU and incorporating low VOC materials and energy-efficient appliances into each of its models. That really was a selling point for us.”
ADU Works is revolutionizing the ADU space by allowing homeowners the ability to afford an ADU without the hassles of working with local jurisdictions, staying up to code, or managing multiple contractors. ADU Works also provides project management and oversight from plan submissions through securing the ADU’s certificate of occupancy. This removes the headaches, worry and anxiety throughout the build process.
ADU Works’ build process includes pre-finishing the SI panels off site in order to keep the onsite build time to a minimum. Whereas a traditional ADU would look at an on-site build time of 4-6 months, ADU Works’ goal is to complete your ADU on-site in less than 60 days. This process means your ADU is built faster and for less money – while maintaining quality.
“The team at ADU Works has been incredibly responsible throughout the process,” said Damon. “All questions that we had along the way were researched in detail, and always responded to within 24 hours. It has been a real treat to be able to work with a team that does exactly what they say they are going to do.”
“We have been so grateful working with both Damon and Cynthia throughout this process. They have provided valuable insight into the needs of coastside homeowners, and have continuously posited an environmentally friendly focus over the past few months preparing for plan submission. We are excited to give homeowners like the Gage’s access to high-quality, no-hassle ADU’s that cost less than half the price of a traditional ADU build,” says ADU Works cofounder Conrad Kimball.
About ADU Works: ADU Works are pioneers in the pre-finished panelized ADU space – helping homeowners create new attractive dwellings on their property in less time for half the cost of a traditional ADU build. The focus is on using innovative design, collaborative processes, technology, and eco-friendly materials to bring about cost-friendly ADU builds.
For more information, visit www.adu.works
NexBloc has partnered with Alexa Varano, known for her work in sustainable and wearable art, to create the first avatar NFT tied to a blockchain DNS (bDNS). NexBloc will dedicate the blockchain top-level domain (bTLD), .blochead, for naming each BlocHead image as a registered NFT. NexBloc will provide a limited custom series of 100 one-of-a-kind BlocHeads to partners and prominent participants of NexBloc’s current $NEXB token raise. In addition, 900 BlocHeads will represent variations of classic characters. These are part of NexBloc’s gated content for levels of staking rewards of $NEXB.
Alexa Varano has long been painting and creating with an eye toward sustainability. Her work includes a wearable series of hand-painted designs on shirts, hats, and other wearables made from sustainable materials. Each is unique, and she is bringing that inspired design to her direction for the custom NFT connected art for BlocHeads. She stated, “As an artist, I am always looking to reach people with visual messages tied to my belief in inner peace and global harmony. With the BlocHead collection, I can reach many more people by creating something that has value to the collector through visibility to the communities they use their avatars with.”
Dana Farbo, Founder of NexBloc, said, “Alexa represents the decentralized world in a way that shows a respect for nature and an emphasis on uniqueness for each of us. We are proud to have her creating the BlocHead line of avatars for our community.”
In addition to fun ways for showing the owner’s individuality, BlocHeads can also have a value for personal authenticity to systems and applications. Because they connect to bDomains such as yourname.blochead, they can act as authentication via Web3 wallets and the decentralized applications built to optimize Web 3.0. This connection is the first in the market for bDomains tied to a digital art piece as an avatar using NFT technology.
NexBloc is building out numerous use cases for bDNS and the optimization of Web 3.0 and has partners that range from metaverse interoperability to managing bankable assets.
NexBloc is building the next generation of the internet with blockchain DNS at the core. Blockchain digital entities tied to the decentralized web are the future of personal data protection and use.
Founded as a BVI company in 2021, NexBloc uses the Butterfly Protocol and other technology stacks to create custom deployments of bDNS systems. They currently have over ten private blockchain top-level domains (bTLD) in various forms of deployment.
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Good news for Mexico, LATAM, and Spanish-speaking countries around the world: the Envision® V3 Guidance Manual — for delivering and measuring sustainable infrastructure — is now available in Spanish.
Over the past several months, the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) and the Federación Mexicana de Colegios de Ingenieros Civiles A.C. (FEMCIC) worked collaboratively to translate the Envision V3 Guidance Manual from English into Spanish.
Having the Envision Manual in Spanish means more communities, organizations, and people around the world can learn the Envision sustainability framework, become credentialed as Envision Sustainability Professionals (ENV SPs), and go through Envision third-party project verification.
ISI’s president and CEO Anthony Kane said: “We’re releasing the Spanish Envision Guidance Manual at a time when building better civil infrastructure and cutting GHG emissions have never been more important. Communities everywhere are asking for solutions and guidance. Translating the manual gives Spanish-speaking communities what they need to be successful.”
Oscar Cortés, vice president for International Relations & P3 chairman at FEMCIC said: “FEMCIC is proud and very eager to start with the Envision process. Hopefully, next year we can hold webinars and training, now that we have the guidance manual in Spanish. There’s a lot of buzz within our organization to have people certified in Spanish, and there’s going to be a lot of capacity building. We’re thrilled to be building back better with Envision.”
Envision training creates a pathway to sustainable infrastructure and helps communities and project teams verify that they are designing and delivering the right projects the right way. Communities can use Envision to measure the sustainability, resiliency, and equity of their civil infrastructure projects, including roads, bridges, dams, water and wastewater treatment plants, stormwater projects, energy facilities, airports, data centers, and more.
Anyone can use Envision, but those interested in expert training can qualify to become ENV SPs online or via in-person / virtual workshops offered throughout the year. Create an account on the ISI website at https://www.sustainableinfrastructure.org and access the Envision Spanish Manual to get started.
Contact FEMCIC or ISI’s Marketing and Communications department to learn more.