5 ways to more sustainable home construction

5 ways to more sustainable home construction

The terms “green” and “sustainable” both describe more efficient, environmentally-responsible ways of using resources in the construction industry. In the past, only specialty builders marketed themselves as green. Now, around one-third of the U.S.

Prefab Passive House Features Super Roof

Prefab Passive House Features Super Roof

They are not only getting a-one-of-a-kind home built to their exact specifications and they are also getting the healthiest, most comfortable home on the market.

Knowledge-Sharing Platform Makes Tiny Home Expertise Available to the Public

Knowledge-Sharing Platform Makes Tiny Home Expertise Available to the Public

Tiny houses are captivating the imagination and interest of the millennial generation and boomer generation alike.

Indian Builder Launches Luxurious Co-living Homes Made of Shipping Containers

Indian Builder Launches Luxurious Co-living Homes Made of Shipping Containers

The prefabricated homes were designed  to withstand the weather conditions in India and meet the living needs and aspirations of the young adults who relocate to cities for jobs.

Solar House Designed to Stand Up to Hurricanes

Solar House Designed to Stand Up to Hurricanes

The SURE House, winner of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015, was designed by the Stevens Institute of Technology to meet the needs of middle-and-working class residents in New York and New Jersey who experienced severe damage from...

Pre-fab Home Maker Adds DIY Option, Lowers Prices

Pre-fab Home Maker Adds DIY Option, Lowers Prices

The company designed this option for experienced builders or future buyers outside its core Bay Area geography.

Containers Could Meet Housing Shortage Demands

Containers Could Meet Housing Shortage Demands

Homes made from shipping containers have been a niche market for years, but they could take a large place in the home market.

20 Log Homes of the Rich and Famous (infographic)

Did you know that logs have been used to build homes since the beginning of civilization and continue to be used even now. They are one of the most sustainable construction materials [source: North Carolina State University] available to us,...

Multifamily Project Builds with Recycled Shipping Containers

Multifamily Project Builds with Recycled Shipping Containers

This development will be a first of its type in Edmonton to use repurposed shipping-containers as part of an innovative modular building technology.

Modular Home Builder Earns Environmental Registration for Facilities (Video)

In 2015, the company made a commitment to have all 36 of its home building facilities ISO 14001 registered by the end of 2016.

 Prefab home system promises energy efficient living

Prefab home system promises energy efficient living

While sustainable buildings don’t have to cost more than traditional methods, they are still an investment in the future.

New green building system saves 70% of energy use

New green building system saves 70% of energy use

A new integrated system of technologies will produce high-performance homes that reduce homeowners' energy consumption by 70 percent, improve indoor air quality and significantly reduce carbon footprint, according to its founders. Sustainable Holdings Inc. introduced My Eco House, a newly holistic approach to residential green building.

 Top reasons to choose prefabricated housing (infographic)

Top reasons to choose prefabricated housing (infographic)

Once seen as a temporary measure and more often used in commercial instances or sometimes schools, prefabricated housing has come a long way.

Wine country prefab home aiming for LEED Platinum

Wine country prefab home aiming for LEED Platinum

The Zero Net Energy building will integrate renewable energy systems, environmentally-friendly materials and leading-edge products.

 Steel-frame prefab homes built to exceed manufacturing standards

Steel-frame prefab homes built to exceed manufacturing standards

In Canada, Green Terra Home has designed modular, factory-built home to exceed the Canadian Standards Association Group A2777 building standard.

Solar Decathlon team develops pre-fab home technology

Solar Decathlon team develops pre-fab home technology

Team Clemson began the journey to Irvine nearly two years ago with 19 other collegiate teams, and became one of 14 teams to enter the finals.

Custom modular homes claim 30% energy efficiency gains

Custom modular homes claim 30% energy efficiency gains

While keeping energy costs down, a quality factory-built, modular home also benefits the air quality in the home by reducing allergens and outside pollutants.

Lindal Cedar Homes celebrates 70 years of sustainable systems built homes

Lindal Cedar Homes celebrates 70 years of sustainable systems built homes

On July 2015 Lindal Cedar Homes celebrated its 70 anniversary, and its role in developing custom-built cedar homes that allow for many ways to go green.

 Factory built homes offer utility payback incentive

Factory built homes offer utility payback incentive

An Energy Star certified manufactured house offers a rebate on the first year's worth of utility payments.

 Modular senior housing communities win LEED Platinum

Modular senior housing communities win LEED Platinum

Two Elite Care senior living communities using modular construction were certified as LEED Platinum.

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