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Smart House Eco Prefab Showcases Smart Danish Design
Posted By Andrew Michler On August 13, 2010 @ 5:59 pm In Architecture,Prefab Housing,Sustainable Building | 1 Comment
The Danish firm Valbaek Borup Architects  has brought to market this fresh prefab home that perfectly balances contemporary design with eco-friendly features. The white-clad home displays classic Danish restraint in its design but takes a very modern approach to energy efficiency. Outfitted with solar-thermal panels and a wonderful living roof and deck, this elegant home is a strong example of the potential of sustainable prefab housing .
The system is scalable, so you can start off with a single unit and go from there to create a more expansive interior. Finishes are also customizable — if white is not your thing. The home emphasizes the use of solar energy — large windows allow for ample daylight and passive solar heating, as well as a solar-boosted hydronic heating. The architects stress proper orientation to reduce the home’s energy load. The exterior window shades are a nice touch, as is the very open floor plan  and the home’s flexible design options. The house is also certified by the Danish Ecolabel Agency , ensuring third-party certification of the project’s environmental claims of low-toxicity construction materials.
Via Greenline Blog 
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 Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2010/08/danisheco-ed01.jpg
 Valbaek Borup Architects: http://www.vb-arkitekter.dk/
 prefab housing: http://inhabitat.com/architecture/prefab-housing/
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/08/13/smart-house-eco-prefab-showcases-smart-danish-design/new-4-48/
 open floor plan: http://inhabitat.com/?attachment_id=149901
 Danish Ecolabel Agency: http://www.ecolabel.dk
 Greenline Blog: http://greenlineblog.com/2008/02/danish-smart-house-eco-prefab-by-valbaek-brorup-architects/
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