Green prefab houses are now making noises in the green industry as these homes are said to be more energy efficient than an average family home. Recently, a maker of eco-friendly prefab houses, Blu Homes, has claimed that their new line of prefabricated homes can save up to 70 percent utility costs, according to a report.
In line with green prefab houses, another eco-home builder, Greenfab, assembles a prefabricated home in Seattle. The prefab home will be the company’s first attempt to build a LEED certified modular home, and if approved, the prefab demonstration home will be Seattle’s first certification for an LEED Platinum.
Majority of the eco-friendly prefab houses are Energy Star rated, but according to CEO Bill Hanley at Blu Homes, their line of pre-made homes’ data shows that they performed better than the home certified by the EPA, and “it will cost far less in the long run”.
Hanley also believed that more and more people are starting to think about building a home that could help them save more — in the long run.
Energy Star rated homes by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency can save up to 20 percent energy than ordinary homes.
The company’s energy-efficient steel frame prefab houses’ green features include high-quality insulation, rainwater and sunlight (solar panels) catchment system, high efficiency HVAC (Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning) system, and radiant floor heating.
According to company information, the prefab houses’ integrated green features enhances its steel frame’s energy-saving design, which said to be highly insulated, and can be folded that makes transporting the parts easier.