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Greenfab’s New Prefab Model Home in Seattle Aims for LEED Platinum

Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On March 4, 2011 @ 6:12 pm In Architecture,Prefab Housing,Sustainable Building | 5 Comments

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The 3 bedroom, 2 3/4 bath home includes non toxic and environmentally friendly materials for good indoor air quality. Recycled and local materials were sourced extensively and existing concrete from the yard was used to create the gabion wall [6] and landscape pavers in the front yard. The home also encourages urban homesteading with a chicken coop, edible landscaping in the yard and garden boxes on the rooftop. A 2.4 kW photovoltaic system [7] on the roof provides 23% of the home’s energy usage, which is already low due to the use of energy efficient appliances, lighting and systems. Rainwater is collected and stored in a cistern for use in water efficient showers and toilets, and a rain garden and koi pond infiltrate grey water.

Greenfab’s aim with their new prefab homes [8] is to offer green and healthy  living to more people at lower prices. Prefabrication of the home took place in a factory outside of Seattle in only two weeks. Meanwhile the site was being excavated and prepped. Once the modular parts arrived, assembly and finish work took only 45 days. All said and done the 1,790 square foot home cost about $180 per square foot to build, not including land costs.

+ Greenfab [4]

+ HyBrid Architecture [3]

Via Jetson Green [9]

Images ©Greenfab


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: http://inhabitat.com/greenfabs-new-prefab-model-home-in-seattle-aims-for-leed-platinum/greenfab-3/?extend=1

[2]  : http://inhabitat.com/greenfabs-new-prefab-model-home-in-seattle-aims-for-leed-platinum/greenfab-14/?extend=1

[3] HyBrid Architecture: http://www.hybridseattle.com/

[4] Greenfab: http://www.greenfab.com/

[5] open for public tours: http://www.greenfab.com/contact/model-home-events

[6] gabion wall: http://inhabitat.com/incredible-rock-office-is-built-from-the-ground-up-with-simple-stones/

[7] photovoltaic system: http://inhabitat.com/category/solar-power

[8] prefab homes: http://inhabitat.com/category/architecture/prefab-housing

[9] Jetson Green: http://www.jetsongreen.com/2011/03/modern-greenfab-home-built-seattle.html

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