Pre-fab walls / Guides

Choosing a building envelope
Wall assemblies - new construction

Choosing a building envelope - starting with the perfect wall

...pre-fab manufacturers, including high R-value walls and breaking thermal bridging. If you are considering this route, there are pre-fab walls that meet LEED standards , and even turn-key prefab homes that have successfully achieved LEED Platinum certification . Pre-fab walls can seriously speed up the building proces...

Affordable green prefab homes - contemporary rancher style - Abri 1850 BV
Architecture and plan design

Prefab Homes for Sale - Beautiful & Sustainable - Available Now

...Pre-fab, the manufacturers This contemporary prefab Eco Home is the perfect mix of affordability, quality and performance © Studio MMA This room is visually and functionally enlarged by the adjoining deck area . Enclosed to the roadway and the north side, this beautifully affordable, high-quality prefab home ca...

Pre-fabricated straw bale SIPS panels, an environmental choice
Wall assemblies - new construction

Modern straw bale SIPS construction: high performance, durable, affordable & interesting

...walls have a 'true' R value of approximately R13 to R16 when you factor in all the wood that makes up the frame . In comparison, a straw bale wall will be a true R36. SIPS also lend themselves well to creating an airtight home, which will also greatly reduce heat loss, as well as moisture damage in the interior of wall...

Artistic rendition of the 2000 square foot sustainable home being buil
Living Building Challenge

Taking the Living Building Challenge

...pre-fab straw bale walls. "The treatment of human waste into useful compost rather than being one of the largest environmental problems facing our waterways is absolutely key to making sustainable change. It’s also something most people would rather not think about." - Chris Magwood LEED (Leadership in Energy and E...

Home construction
How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals

Hiring professionals or doing it yourself

...pre-fab kit homes . There are two significant environmental benefits with prefab houses: their components have never been exposed to the elements, and all their cuts are made at the factory where everything is calculated to minimize losses. So right here you are reducing the waste generated by your project. This op...

Prefab LEED Passive House Kit Homes the Future of House Building?
Passive House

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of home building?

...walls of this Passive House & LEED ready home kit are made almost exclusively using ecological materials from natural sources: double-stud wood framing, recycled paper (cellulose insulation), and wood fiber insulation panels . Double-framed wall construction with two offset rows of 2x4s studs injected with high-den...

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home is affordably Close
Planning and Design

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home gets affordably Close

...walls and roof of the house are framed with FSC certified wood and are insulated with cellulose (shredded recycled newsprint ), and wood fiber panels. Metal and cedar siding and roofing: the exterior cladding of walls and roofs was done using steel, with the gable end walls finished with local cedar. Both are very du...

Prefab Passive House & LEED Kit Homes for Sale in Ontario & North Eastern US
Concept and design

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of buying a new home?

...walls of this Passive House & LEED ready home kit are made almost exclusively using ecological materials from natural sources: double-stud wood framing, recycled paper (cellulose insulation), and wood fiber insulation panels . Double-framed wall construction with two offset rows of 2x4s studs injected with high-den...