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PH-1 Modern and Green Prefab Home by Place Architects

PH-1 Modern and Green Prefab Home by Place Architects | Container Architecture | Scoop.it

PLACE houses provides smart, affordable, and green prefab homes to the Puget Sound marketplace and beyond. Prefab not only describes the construction method but the process as all decisions are made upfront. Pick a model and finish package and six months later move into your new home!

The first of the PLACE houses completed, PH-1 is an expanded PH Large with an additional Accessory building featuring parking for two and office space above. Built for a busy family of five plus dogs, the stock design was adapted to create a 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath open plan home that’s stylish, durable, colorful and fun.

Solar domestic hot water supplements household systems and entirely heats the backyard lap pool; green construction saves money and resources, and the house is always filled with natural light, fresh air, views – and friends and family. Modular construction will allow 70% of the home to be factory built allowing for quicker project timelines and price points roughly 10% less than when our houses were “kit” homes...


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8 Amazing Green Buildings That Break Even on Energy Consumption

8 Amazing Green Buildings That Break Even on Energy Consumption | Container Architecture | Scoop.it
As zero-energy housing becomes an increasingly successful industry, home owners are taking notice. Check out these sleek options.

 

A zero-energy building is one that produces as much energy as it consumes, making it a net-zero energy property and eliminating energy bills for its owners. Although zero-energy homes and buildings are quite rare today, increasing concerns about energy waste have set the stage for a growing market.

Home buyers are beginning to take interest in proactively saving money on energy, and developers are taking note of the trend, too. It appears that most developers building zero-energy homes have only built a few custom properties, Other developers, though — such as KB Home and New Town Builders — have begun rolling out production-scale zero-energy model homes at prices only marginally higher than their non-zero-energy counterparts, making such the construction process more scalable and less expensive than custom plans.

 


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LivingHomes C6: Affordable, Sustainable and Prefabricated

LivingHomes C6: Affordable, Sustainable and Prefabricated | Container Architecture | Scoop.it
LivingHomes has just announced the launch of their first well-designed, affordable and sustainable prefabricated home known as C6.

Starting at $179,000, the home is nearly half the cost of most other LivingHomes models and includes 34 tons of carbon offsets. It is the first to achieve LEED® Platinum and feature Cradle-to-Cradle inspired materials.

C6 was designed by the architects of LivingHomes in collaboration with Make It Right, a nonprofit founded by Brad Pitt and renowned architect William McDonough to build 150 Cradle to Cradle inspired LEED Platinum homes in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward. A portion of the proceeds from each C6 will help support the efforts of Make It Right...


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Colorado’s First Affordable LEED Platinum Building

Colorado’s First Affordable LEED Platinum Building | Container Architecture | Scoop.it

The United States Green Building Council announced that Creekside West, non-profit Metro West Housing Solutions’ (MWHS) new 82-unit affordable apartment building for seniors, has been awarded LEED Platinum certification.

The development is not only Lakewood’s first LEED Platinum project, but also the state’s largest multi-family and first 100% affordable building to meet the challenging standard...


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