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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?

Prefab Home kits are ideal for Passive House or LEED certified homes Écohabitation the French language Quebec affiliates of EcoHome, in conjunction with experienced Architects & Kit home manufacturers, have launched a series of Canadian Manufactured stylish & affordable, prefabricated sustainable green kit homes tha...

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...

Insulating a Slab on grade for a Passive Solar LEED Home with Rockwool © Ecohome
Insulation and soundproofing

Insulating below slab-on-grade floors

...prefabricated ICF form kits, how to build them, what are the advantages?

LEED Platinum Prefab Home Kits
LEED Homes

LEED Platinum Pre-fab Homes

...prefabricated Passive House & LEED ready Kit Homes available in Quebec, Ontario, New York, Vermont, Maine or New Hampshire see here © SeeVirtual © SeeVirtual For more information, please visit inhaus.ca

Prefab frost-protected shallow foundation insulated form kit
Slab on Grade

Raft slabs - How to build Insulated Frost Protected shallow foundations (FPSF) on problem soils

...prefabricated ICF slab on grade form kits . Excavation and slab placement Remove the approximately 6 inches of organic material, two feet beyond where the building footprint will be. Build a retaining wall if necessary to create a level building surface. If there are large holes where tree roots have been rem...

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

...prefabricated eco home models available that are each uniquely designed for superior performance and sustainability, with a focus also on maintaining healthy indoor air quality for occupants. Comfort and quality of life for residents should always be a top priority for home design, and the good news is that healthy, ...

The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

Find out what's trending in 2020 for Green Home Construction

...Prefabricated kit homes LEED or ZNE ready Prefab houses are by no means new, but we have seen a few promising looking players show up in the Architect designed prefabricated kit house market , and Google search results indicate this is a quickly growing search term. Prefab kit houses built in the controlled environ...

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?

Prefab Home kits are ideal for Passive House or LEED certified homes Écohabitation the French language Quebec affiliates of EcoHome, in conjunction with experienced Architects & Kit home manufacturers, have launched a series of stylish & affordable prefabricated sustainable green kit homes that are able to meet Pass...

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

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

...prefabricated panel solutions, but these would also have been vulnerable to weather. In addition, the complexity and precision required for Passive House certification made site construction, and even panel construction, risky. The team then considered volumetric prefabrication, and approached Britco to see whether the...

Timber frame construction
Wood and organic materials

Wood frame construction

...prefabricated using engineered wooden tongues, whose increased density equips the building with excellent soundproofing. According to the architects’ calculations, the use of wood in the project prevented the emission of over 310 tons of carbon in comparison to other materials. Wood: underutilized and over-exploited:...

Tiny Houses encouraged Washington State for Affordable Housing WA
Tiny house

Tiny Houses - Washington State promotes tiny homes & Eco-villages for Affordable Housing in WA

...prefabricated tiny houses in the definition of factory- built prefab housing The bill expands the definition of factory-built housing in RCW 43.22.450 to include tiny houses and tiny houses with wheels, incorporating prefabricated tiny houses into the L&I certification process for factory- built housing Creates...