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LABhaus Completes Low-Energy Modern Luxury Prefab In New Jersey
Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On May 27, 2011 @ 2:54 pm In Architecture,Green Building,Prefab Housing | 1 Comment
Luxury and New Jersey don't always go hand in hand, but we'll make an exception for this new prefab recently completed in Haddonfield. This custom LABhaus modular prefab goes beyond good looks with its natural daylighting and its minimal carbon footprint. With its tightly insulative walls and energy efficient systems inside, the four bedroom house is perfectly prepped to take advantage of the state's subsidized solar pv system.
The New Jersey LABhaus was built using five, factory-built modules  to achieve a super tight and high performance envelope. You may be impressed to hear that the home boasts polyurethane SIP walls (R40), an insulated foundation (R13), insulation between floor levels (R19), and a roof assembly with 7″ of polyurethane foam, 5″ of blown cellulose, and 2-4″ of rigid foam (R60+). This combined with an on-demand hot water heater, an ultra-efficient heat pump and other energy efficient appliances and fixtures, make for a very low energy home. Although not yet installed, the home will be prewired and all set to accept a rooftop solar system .
The exterior is clad in a combination of synthetic stucco and fiber cement,for easy maintenance. Inside, the home features sustainably harvested hardwood floors, Kohler  fixtures, Omnia steel hardware, Corian countertops, and Energy Star Jenn-Air appliances. The 2,438 sq ft, four bedroom, three bath house came in at budget of $340,000 — this equates to about $140 per square foot.
Coming in at 50-70% less than a similarly sized house on the east coast, with efficient efficient systems to lower utility costs, this home could act as a true model for creating more affordable housing .
+ LABhaus 
Via Jetson Green 
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 modules: http://inhabitat.com/tag/modular-housing
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 Kohler: http://inhabitat.com/tag/Kohler
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 + LABhaus: http://www.labhaus.com/
 Jetson Green: http://www.jetsongreen.com/2011/05/ziegler-prefab-labhaus-home-haddonfield.html
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