Prefabs go green
Connect:Homes adopts modular construction for green, affordable homes
A pair of US industry experts are aiming to give the prefab a fresh image with their new Los Angeles-based business, Connect:Homes.
The company is using modular construction to produce homes it says will be both affordable and green. Designs range from a 640 sq ft one-bedroom single storey unit, to a 2,560 sq ft four-bedroom two-storey home. Structures can incorporate such green features as:
- Sustainable materials, including decking made from FSC-certified cedar and insulation incorporating recycled paper fibres
- Low flow taps and low water-demand appliances
- Cool roof
- Optional rainwater harvesting system
- Optional solar panel array.
Connect:Homes are marketing dwellings at from $145 per square foot and will showcase a prototype one-bed home at the Los Angeles show, Dwell on Design, from 22-24 June.