The increasing interest in ‘Green’ building was encourage housing developers to create Modular Built Homes that using sustainable materials and products, and energy-efficient process. Architecton and Shelter Industries in collaboration to designing an environmentally friendly home called THE EcoFabulous HOME that selected by the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association as the Feature Home for the 2008 Home & Garden Show. EcoFabulous Home is the 1,400 ft2 v-shaped vacation home addresses the growing interest in preserving environmental resources by using reclaimed, recycled and sustainable materials and products. Energy-efficient appliances and windows, smart wiring and recycled materials mitigate the effect of the home’s eco-footprint. A clever combination of cedar-and-steel cladding will complement a custom-fabricated roof. Modular construction in the factory further increases construction efficiency, with the interior never being exposed to weather, thereby preserving the integrity of the kiln-dried wood. The kitchen/great room wing and bedroom wing, linked at the main entry and by the courtyard deck, provide multiple accesses to the deck – a seamless integration of indoor/outdoor living environments – including a spa with a canopy, food-preparation area and potential for ample seating configurations. The surrounding landscape features drought-resistant grasses and plants, thus conserving water.
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Tags: 2008 Home & Garden Show, Architecton, custom-fabricated roof, environmentally friendly home, Factory Modular Construction, Greater Vancouver Home Builders' Association, Green building, home's eco-footprint, kiln-dried wood, Modular Built Homes, Modular housing developers, Shelter Industries, THE EcoFabulous HOME, v-shaped vacation homeThis entry was posted on Saturday, March 10th, 2012 at 9:20 am and is filed under Green Architecture, House Design, Prefab Home Design.
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