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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

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The New Jersey LABhaus was built using five, factory-built modules [1] 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 [2].

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 [3] 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 [4].

+ LABhaus [5]

Via Jetson Green [6]

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[1] modules: http://inhabitat.com/tag/modular-housing

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

[3] Kohler: http://inhabitat.com/tag/Kohler

[4] affordable housing: http://inhabitat.com/tag/affordable-housing

[5] + LABhaus: http://www.labhaus.com/

[6] Jetson Green: http://www.jetsongreen.com/2011/05/ziegler-prefab-labhaus-home-haddonfield.html

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