Back in June, construction firm Ecocor and Richard Pedranti Architect (RPA) announced a partnership to build a groundbreaking range of new prefabricated passive homes. Now the first RPA | Ecocor house is going into production. The homeowner, jewelry artist Elizabeth Scott, chose the Goldenrod design, and, together with the firms, customized a three bedroom, four bathroom home with exceptional energy savings.
The Goldenrod design is 1,051 square feet, and preliminary pricing is around $330,000. The original design comes with two bedrooms and two bathrooms, but Scott wanted extra space for a workshop. Scott’s Goldenrod will be one and a half stories tall.
Ecocor was able to increase the size of the house through the use of an Ecocor Passiv Roof, which draws on the same materials as the Ecocor Passiv Wall. According to Pedranti, the roof increases home size “by capturing the area directly under the roof typically used for attic insulation.” The Ecocor Passiv Roof is the sole opaque roof in America to obtain certification from the Passive House Institute in Germany.
Scott grew up in a passive solar house built in 1979 by her parents. She said she was drawn to Ecocor and RPA’s Solsken Line because of their use of advanced technology and quality materials like cellulose insulation instead of foam insulation.
The home will be complete in an estimated six to eight months. Customization took six weeks, and it takes an additional four to six weeks to manufacture the panelized roof and wall pieces. The panels will be shipped via trucks to Scott’s 8.7 acre site. Once there, the panels can be assembled in a snappy two weeks. After plumbing and electricity are put in, and the house is finished, Scott could move into her home in Spring 2017.
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