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From Bauhaus to HUF HAUS: Energy Efficient Prefab Homes
Posted By Cameron Scott On April 9, 2010 @ 2:00 am In Architecture,Prefab Housing,Sustainable Building | 1 Comment
German company HUF HAUS  is offering gorgeous green houses to the masses by bringing Bauhaus style to factory-made green homes. The company’s signature post-and-beam construction allows for big open spaces, and they serve them up with solar panels  and even an optional geothermal heating system .
Tripe-glazed glass walls open the houses onto the landscape while also providing maximum insulation . Sure, there’s a healthy dose of (responsibly forested) wood involved along with the more conventional concrete , but here’s something nifty: HUF HAUS’s factory uses its wood offcuts to generate some of the electricity it uses.
HUF HAUS has just opened an office  in the United States — based in Cleveland, but serving the whole country — and the company insists that its houses are only pre-fab  in the strictest sense of the word: the modular system is designed to be versatile, and, as you can see, every house is different.
+ HUF HAUS 
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URLs in this post:
 HUF HAUS: http://www.huf-haus.com/gb/intro.html
 solar panels: http://www.inhabitat.com/solar-power/
 geothermal heating system: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/08/28/new-mexicos-first-geothermal-power-plant-raser/
 insulation: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/03/26/gorgeous-wood-clad-german-house-with-near-passive-house-performance/
 concrete: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/02/05/is-it-green-concrete/
 office: http://www.dotgreenusa.com
 pre-fab: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/03/17/affresol-makes-modular-homes-out-of-recycled-plastic/
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