Gallery: SMPL Design Studio’s Latest Energy-Efficient Prefab Duplex is ...

In November, SMPL Design Studio began installation of its latest prefab project in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. It was -16° C out, and workers had to crane into place four modules for the YK Duplex 2. Had this been a traditional construction project though, workers would have been out in the cold for months rather than a couple days. The project was recently finished and boasts a super-insulated wall assembly, triple-paned windows and a rooftop solar system, all of which earned it a score of 82 through Canada's EnerGuide rating system.

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