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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...

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

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

...modular construction had not been attempted in British Columbia before, and the learning curve was steep. Accordingly, we sought out Red Door Energy [and through them] RDH Building Engineering for their expertise in the Passive House methodology and envelope design, respectively. Most important, however, was their abil...

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...

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

...modular prefabricated buildings. Modern green prefab homes are affordable Prefabricated homes that are built in the controlled atmosphere of a manufacturing facility are not subject to time delays due to weather, they generate less material waste than site-built homes, and they can be of higher quality with better ...

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

...modular prefabricated buildings, ÉNERGÉCO CONCEPT. Modern green prefab homes are affordable Prefabricated homes that are built in the controlled atmosphere of a manufacturing facility are not subject to time delays due to weather, they generate less material waste than site-built homes, and they can be of higher qu...

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...

Solar thermal collectors

All about solar thermal collectors

...modular system, it can be brought up in pieces. Hermetically-sealed air provides excellent insulation and makes the collector virtually unaffected by outdoor air temperatures in winter. Even in the heat of the summer, you could touch the tubes with a bare hand although the pipe inside would scold you instantly. Fla...

Lithium-ion solar home battery
Solar photovoltaic

Lithium-ion solar home batteries

...Modular EV battery makes charging electric cars as fast as filling a gas tank Find more about green home construction and reap the benefits of a free Ecohome Network Membership here . About the author: Greg Dorsey is a Maine certified solar installer with Goggin Energy of Portland, Maine, read his bio...

LEED Platinum prefabricated home Kit
LEED Homes

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

...Modular Construction growing substantially market report reveals How to design a home that uses less energy Future-proof building techniques for a changing climate Resilient design features for new home construction Find more about green home construction in the EcoHome Green Building Guide page...

Moving to the Countryside - How to make it Work
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Moving to the countryside? Here's how that can work...

...modular kit houses. Yes, this probably comes as a surprise to many as you ask yourself, are kit houses considered a green home? That depends on how well they are made and the materials used. You can build junk houses in a manufacturing plant just as easily as all the junk houses being built in urban subdivisions, and...

ICF Block Construction - The Definitive History of ICFs from 1932 to 2022 © R j
Wall assemblies - new construction

The definitive history of ICF blocks in construction

...modular interlocking systems are frequently used to build repetitive yet individual, relatively simple concrete structures. The panels are lightweight and relatively robust and can be made from recycled plastic. They have found favor in the construction of low-cost, mass housing schemes. These types of modular building...