DIY Network

Shipping Container Life

Episode DTNH-110H

This episode is set in Shrewsbury, Mass., at a Passive House which is currently under construction. Passive House is a building standard from Europe that leads to houses using 90 percent less energy than typical homes. Licensed contractor and host Amy Matthews visits Long Beach, Calif., to see how one architect is "upcycling" some of the port's thousands of surplus shipping containers into hip, high-quality housing. Host Kevin O'Connor investigates the wonders of Google Sketch-Up, a free online design tool. In San Jose, Calif., Amy sees the latest roofing technology in Tru2Earth shingles made from recycled PET plastic.

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