Offsite builder, architect launch line of energy-efficient prefab homes

Construction Dive: Construction and Builder News

June 14th, 2016

http://www.constructiondive.com/news/offsite-builder-architect-launch-line-of-energy-efficient-prefab-homes/420864/

 

Hello BEST community,

 

Continuing the theme of “green housing” this week, there is news in regards to the building manufacturer Ecocor collaborating with an architect firm to design a new line of pre-fabricated houses in North America that will follow the Passive House standard. The Passive House standard is a voluntary international building standard that provides guidelines to drastically reduce heating and energy requirements in the home. It is a trend that is already established in Europe, and now Ecocor will become the first North American company solely dedicated to producing prefabricated Passive Houses. It is promising to consider that a system of more conscious home design will become established in North America, although it is interesting to note that filtered fresh air continues to trump open designs that take advantage of natural air flow.

 

Erica Winstead

Undergraduate Intern

2016 BioEnergy & Sustainability School

Soil and Water Science Department

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