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LEED Platinum Prefab Homes
LEED Homes

LEED Platinum Pre-fab Homes

...homes are a very credible option for high performance home construction. When it comes to high efficiency sustainable housing , until recently prefab homes didn...

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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 fi...

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LEED Platinum prefabricated home
LEED Homes

LEED® Platinum prefab home has superior air quality and performance

...prefab house? RS: We had investigated the factory production process before we made the choice to go with a prefabricated house, and the controlled work en...

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Home construction
Finding the right professionsals

Hiring professionals or doing it yourself

...prefab home: LEED Platinum prefabricated home © Roman Szumski Prefab home manufacturers are beginning to pick up on green building trends and ar...

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LEED Homes

LEED Frequently Asked Questions

...homes earn LEED certification? LEED Canada for Homes is accessible anywhere in Canada. There are LEED for homes providers across the country that will ac...

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A sustainably built, ultra modern and affordable tiny house
Tiny house

NOMAD Micro Home launches crowd funding campaign, takes green building world by storm.

...Homes are sustainably manufactured, easy to assemble, affordable, and off-grid capable. Manufactured in British Columbia, The NOMAD micro home is a pre-fab...

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BioSIPS Pre-fabricated straw bale panels
Wall assemblies - new construction

Modern staw bale construction: high performance, durable and affordable

...homes: They are too labour-intensive and therefore expensive. They can't handle the humid climate. The risk of water damage during construction is too grea...

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The Fincube tin house
Tiny house

The Fincube off-grid tiny house

The Fincube is a pre-fab multi-purpose dwelling, it's built to operate off-grid, it's portable, and it's beautiful. It's also made in Italy so would hardly be ...

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Choosing a building envelope
Wall assemblies - new construction

Choosing a building envelope

...Prefab homes: Prefab home construction image via Wikimedia In years past Pre-fab homes were generally just 2x6 framing, and weren't known for hi...

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Solariums in cold climates
Greenhouses and solariums

Solariums in cold climates won't heat your home

...Prefab solariums: Some solariums are used exclusively as living space, others are used for growing vegetables and even fruit. Strictly speaking, a solarium...

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Roxul mineral wool batt insulation
Insulation and soundproofing

Choosing the right insulation: the pros, cons and applications

...homes: Straw bale house image via Wikimedia commons Recycled Content : Straw bale walls are the used stalks of grains, so they are generally 100...

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