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LEED Platinum prefabricated home Kit
LEED Homes

LEED® Platinum prefab kit 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 confidence. You can imagine the impact on the quality of the work and materials when they are protected from the elements. Manufacturing in a dry environment offers furt...

Sustainably built Prefabricated Tiny houses from FabCab
Tiny house

Tiny Houses: The FabCab prefabricated building WA

...prefabricated component buildings in four standard sizes starting at 550 square feet perfect as Tiny Houses on foundations rather than wheels, and also offer custom design work. Different packages are available starting with just the timber frame and shell (walls, windows and doors), up to complete interior packages. ...

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

Prefab & Modular Construction poised for dramatic growth in 2020

...prefabricated single-trade assemblies in the last three years. 48% of those doing modular are using panelized modular components (such as wall or floor panels). Use of each of these methods is also expected to increase in the next three years, with the percentage of those leveraging them on 10% or more of their pro...

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

Net Zero Energy Community in Calgary, Alberta

...prefabricated net zero energy homes , the first of its kind in Alberta. A ‘ Net Zero Energy ’ home on an annual basis generates as much or more power than it consumes, and each of these homes will achieve that. Wall panels and roof components were pre-made in the company’s manufacturing facility in Edmonton, then shi...

Ottawa Coach Houses with prefab modern tiny house kit homes are available here
Tiny house

Ottawa now allows backyard coach homes & high-end tiny house kits

...Prefabricated Tiny House Kit Homes are Ideal for Accesory Homes in Urban Areas Green Loft Style Prefabricated Tiny House Kit Homes are Ideal for Accesory Homes in Urban Areas Coach house © Lanefab Design Build Coach house © Lanefab Design Build ...

First Passive House in BC Whistler

B.C.’s First Passive House was built in Whistler in 2012.

...prefabricated panelized system manufactured by BC Passive House. A successful passive solar home is designed to absorb as much of the sun’s heat as possible in the winter months, without over heating in summer months. Solar hot water collection, a subsoil heat exchanger and cross-laminated timber decking are a few of...

Home construction
How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals

Hiring professionals or doing it yourself

...prefabricated home © Roman Szumski Prefab home manufacturers are beginning to pick up on green building trends and are starting to incorporate the principles of eco-design into their products. Though they were late getting into the game, Prefabs are now credible competitors in the housing market with some really ...

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

Prefab Homes for Sale - Beautiful & Sustainable - Available Now

Exceptional Prefab Eco Homes - introducing the Abri range These ultra high performance prefabricated homes have a size to suit every family and budget . With a contemporary style and extremely high quality of construction, these bright and well designed homes are an affordable and high quality choice when thinking o...

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

...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 quality wi...

Concrete, wood and steel structures compared - Timber Frame wins!
Materials and resources

How wood structures compare to steel and concrete for Carbon Footprint

...prefabricated elements. Its structural performance is very high and its compressive strength is similar to that of concrete. Given the variety of lumber products and dimensions available (including 2x4 and 2x6 stud walls, post and beam and laminated timber ), wood offers an excellent flexibility in architectural de...

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

...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 energy-e...