A real estate development group — Greenfab, which constructs modern, sustainable and modular buildings is said to assemble a modular home in Seattle. The modular home, according to company information, will be the Greenfab’s first attempt to construct a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design certified prefabricated home, and if approved by the U.S Green building Council, the modular model home will be the state’s first home with LEED Platinum certification.
In Somerset, another company known to build houseboats plans to build green modular homes, an effort to help the struggling boat industry in the area. The green modular homes, built by Stardust Cruisers, will be a prototype of the houseboats, but it will be for land, not for water.
The 1,790-square-foot single-family modular home by Greenfab will feature 3 bedrooms and 2.75 bathrooms. Six boxes full of the modular home’s components will be transported from Idaho, and will be installed or constructed piece by price using a crane into the prefabricated home’s foundation.
Greenfab’s modular home model is being constructed to achieve LEED Platinum Certification for Homes from USGBC, and Energy Star certification from the Environmental Protection Agency.
According to the company information, the company is also aims to provide eco-friendly and net-zero energy modular homes at an affordable price. The company is said to aim for the 2030 Challenge’s objectives.
The 2030 Challenge is an initiative of Edward Mazria and by Architecture 2030, which asked the global construction and architecture community to adopt a series of green house reduction plans for both newly-constructed and renovated buildings.
Prefab homes are houses manufactured off-site in advance. Standard parts of a modular home can be shipped and easily assembled, while existing and modern prefabricated designs have futurist architectural plan.