Gallery: PREFAB FRIDAY: The RuralZED Zero Emission Home


The British government recently launched a new super stringent green building rating system called The Code For Sustainable Homes. Code Six is the level that all new residences will be required to achieve in 2016, and is, for all intents and purposes, a requirement that all new homes emit no carbon emissions. Now greenbuilding company ZedFactory has taken it upon themselves to create a code six, zero-emission prefab home. In an attempt to reconceptualize the idea of what a super-efficient home should be, ZEDfactory introduced the RuralZED, which they claim is Britain’s most affordable green prefab home and is also able to meet its strictest energy standards. Oh, and did we mention that it is a flatpack?

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  3. ModularHomeFinder March 12, 2008 at 11:26 am

    I think the model looks great. I would love to have that whole wall of windows. Thanks for the post.

  4. Nick Simpson March 8, 2008 at 7:56 am

    I can see plenty of these being built here soon… Reaching level 6 is very, very difficult so as the Code comes into use (I think we have to reach level 3 by 2010) people will look to these models so that house building can continue. £150k build costs isn’t cheap, but it could be much worse…

    I do maintain though that Dunster is one of the rudest and most mierable people I’ve ever met…

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  6. andrea March 7, 2008 at 10:28 am

    Meanwhile, so much of the bureacrazy stateside is still in a deep state of denial or inertia … full speed ahead, damn the torpedoes of science and social responsibility.


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