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Prefab & Modular Construction is Booming for Sustainable Homes
Planning and Design

Prefab & Modular Construction poised for dramatic growth in 2020

...modular construction . The Prefabrication and Modular Construction 2020 SmartMarket Report (download below) was published with the support of Bradley Corp., the Modular Building Institute, Pinnacle Infotech, MCAA and Skender and takes a close look at the drivers, obstacles and benefits of building with prefab and modul...

The Affordable Architect-Designed Modern Green prefab 2 Bed kit home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed modern Green prefab 2 bed kit home

...homes take less materials to build than large homes, and they consume less energy to operate. Ergo, smaller homes are ‘greener’ homes. At least most of the time… Tiny houses are on one hand a great example of compact living, which reduces the carbon footprint of buildings, but the problem arises from the fact that th...

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed Modern Green prefab tiny house kit home
Tiny house

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed modern Green prefab tiny house kit home

...homes take less materials to build than large homes, and they consume less energy to operate. Ergo, smaller homes are ‘greener’ homes. At least most of the time… Tiny houses are on one hand a great example of compact living, which reduces the carbon footprint of buildings, but the problem arises from the fact that th...

LEED Platinum prefabricated home Kit
LEED Homes

LEED® Platinum prefab kit home has superior air quality and performance

...homes here : Architect designed prefabricated Passive House & LEED ready Kit Homes for Quebec, Ontario, New York, Vermont, Maine or New Hampshire Prefab & Modular Construction growing substantially market report reveals How to design a home that uses less energy Future-proof building techniques ...

Multi-unit Passive House for Heiltsuk First Nation on Campbell Island,
Passive House

Multi-unit Passive House for Heiltsuk First Nation in British Columbia

...homes in remote locations. It quickly became clear that conventional site-built construction would not work, given the short construction season and the need to barge all materials to the site. The team considered prefabricated panel solutions, but these would also have been vulnerable to weather. In addition, the co...

The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

Find out what's trending in 2020 for Green Home Construction

...homes they are thinking of buying and driving up the adoption of energy efficient home renovation industry as better homes attract a premium price. Interesting to note also that in Europe where this has been adopted, poorly performing homes have significantly dropped in value. Ecohome lives in hope of seeing the day ...

Artistic rendition of one of the pre-fab net zero homes, Alberta
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Net Zero Community in Calgary, Alberta

...Homes Inc. In Calgary Alberta, In partnership with Brookfield Residential Properties, has just started construction on a community of 27 net zero homes , the first of its kind in Alberta. A ‘ Net Zero ’ home on an annual basis generates as much or more power than it consumes, and each of these homes will achieve that...

The Fiction Factory Wikkelhouse tiny house made of carboard
Tiny house

Wikkelhouse: A tiny house made of cardboard

Seriously, no pun intended - it's just hard not to describe the cardboard Wikkelhouse as anything other than an extreme case of thinking outside of the box. It's like there is some kind of one-upmanship going on in the tiny house movement that has builders forever taking design and material use to new levels. Don't ...

The Fincube tin house
Tiny house

The Fincube off-grid tiny house

...modular and double-sided functional wall panels allow for easy versatility in room layout. When the Fincube is used as a living space, the functional wall panels are situated in the middle of the room, and the four living areas (living room and bedroom, kitchen and bathroom) open up to the outside. The 360-degree g...

Home construction
How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals

Hiring professionals or doing it yourself

...homes and kit homes: You can purchase a shell (four walls and a roof), and finish the inside yourself. This can be an interesting option for the beginner who wants to build their own home but is intimidated by the idea of taking on an entire building project. Manufacturers of prefabricated homes can help you with t...

UBC's Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability
LEED Homes

UBC Lab Exceeds LEED Platinum becoming one of North America's greenest buildings

...modular floorboards (instead of through walls or ceilings) at each workspace, offices can be reconfigured overnight. Green IT: CIRS has no desktop computers or servers guzzling energy. Inhabitants “remote access” into desktops, drives and servers, which are stored “in the cloud” instead. Psychology: One of many res...