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SMPL Design Studio’s Latest Energy-Efficient Prefab Duplex is Prepped for the Cold in Canada
Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On January 28, 2013 @ 2:00 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Prefab Housing,Sustainable Building | No Comments
The YK Duplex 2 was constructed at SMPLy Mod Prefab Homes ‘ factories, which are located north of Edmonton, Alberta. Design was handled by their sister company SMPL Design Studio  and developed by ModHome . The four modules were constructed inside in a controlled climate before being trucked to Yellowknife where they were installed in below freezing conditions. Prefab construction allows homes to be well-built in harsh climates by reducing time spent outdoors. After the four modules were installed, finishing crews were inside working to complete the interior.
The duplex features 2 homes, each 1,200 sq ft with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Like their other prefab home, this duplex is energy efficient and achieved a score of 82 through Canada’s EnerGuide rating system , which helps the homeowners reduce their utility bills for a reduction of 40-55% compared to other homes. The homes are powered in part by a 2.6 kw solar system on the roof and makes use of a 95.4% efficient propane furnace, on demand gas hot water heaters and heat recovery ventilators. The exterior is finished with zero maintenance materials and the floors are sustainably grown, harvested and manufactured bamboo.
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URLs in this post:
 SMPL Design Studio: http://www.smpldesignstudio.com/
 YK Duplex 2: http://www.smpldesignstudio.com/yk-duplex-2.html
 EnerGuide rating system: http://oee.nrcan.gc.ca/residential/new-homes/upgrade-packages/4998
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/?attachment_id=479204
 SMPLy Mod Prefab Homes: http://www.smplymod.com/
 ModHome: http://www.modhomedevelopments.com
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