Prefabricated homes / Guides

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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B.C.’s First Passive House
Passive House

B.C.’s First Passive House Opens Its Doors for Public Viewing on Saturday, April 14, 2012.

The passive solar design and orientation of homes is anything but new. Solar heat collection is a technique that has been used in home construction for thousan...

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Home construction
How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals

Hiring professionals or doing it yourself

...prefabricated homes can help you with this, as well as many general contractors — simply make your contract raising and closing the home, keeping interior finis...

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Sustainably built accessory dwelling units from FabCab
Tiny house

The FabCab prefabricated building

...prefabricated component buildings in four standard sizes starting at 550 square feet, and also offer custom design work. Different packages are available starti...

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LEED Platinum prefabricated home
LEED Homes

LEED® Platinum prefab home has superior air quality and performance

...prefabricated house, and the controlled work environment of a factory (more similar to furniture manufacturing than a construction site), inspired our confidenc...

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Concrete, wood and steel structures
Materials and resources

How wood structures compare to steel and concrete

...prefabricated elements. Its structural performance is very high and its compressive strength is similar to that of concrete. Given the variety of lumber...

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Timber frame construction
Wood and organic materials

Wood frame construction

...homes than for those built with other structural materials. The determining factors are more the combustibility of interior furnishings, the presence of functio...

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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 ne...

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