Charley Cameron

Method Homes Unveils Net-Zero Prefab Paradigm Series at Greenbuild in San Francisco

by , 11/16/12

Method Homes, Net Zero Energy, Net Zero Water, Prefab Housing, Paradigm Series, US Greenbuild, Greenbuild San Francisco, USGBC

Ostensibly comprised of a single large room with a kitchen to one end, and a bathroom and utilities closet to the other, Method Homes worked with New York-based Resource Furniture to fit out the model home. Resource’s durable made-to-order items create highly adaptable spaces with mutuality-functional, elegant pieces. In the Paradigm model, a sectional couch serves also as the base for a bed that folds away from the wall, a small coffee table can extend into a ten-foot dining table, and two simple ottomans can be re-assembled as ten upholstered stools. The company uses water-based lacquers and FSC-CoC certified materials, and their mattresses are biodegradable and solvent-free.

The house is highly adaptable and customizable. While all the current systems that bring the Paradigm home to net-zero energy and water are based on a specific location in Mendocino, California, they can easily be altered to suit various locations. With a prefab modular construction, the Paradigm home can also be expanded into two other configurations of two-bed (1,312 square feet) and three-bed (1,868 square feet).

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