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PREFAB FRIDAY: Brio54
Posted By Evelyn Lee On February 15, 2008 @ 5:01 am In Architecture,Prefab Housing | 17 Comments
As soon as we saw them, we instantly fell in love with Brio54’s  new set of prefab residential prototypes. A young, design-driven development firm, Brio54’s  mission is to provide sustainable, affordable design while delivering high quality construction. Home buyers of all types will delight in Brio54’s  wide variety of offerings – whether you live in a suburban area, are looking to refurbish or rehab, or have an empty urban infill lot. Brio54’s first prefab prototype, the H1, (pictured above) is currently in the final stage of planning, and construction is slated to begin production in the spring of 2008.
Each Brio54 home is full of healthy green features including centralized efficient heating and cooling, moisture and ventilation control, clean V.O.C and toxin free materials, dual flush toilets, on demand heating, energy star HVAC and appliances, ICF’s, passive solar energy design, all natural wood and stone flooring, and 3Form Ecoresin  countertops. All of the wood framing shown is prefabricated in advance of arriving onsite. The photovoltaic panels on their prototypes are currently under investigation along with solar heating, graywater recovery, and possibly rainwater harvesting systems which will need to be determined based on individual siting of each home.
A full development service, Brio54 provides in-house financial, design and construction services. If you’re not ready to completely build-out a new home, Brio54 is also available to work on an individual case by case basis to customize the prototypes within your existing site conditions.
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