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You Would Never Guess How These Net-Zero Houses Were Built

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Even the permitting is managed for you. Because the designs are so flexible you have a lot of options in tailoring the home design and overall footprint to the property you choose to live at.

Some newer homes are energy net-zero using a combination of solar panels, high efficiency HVAC, and a tight “thermal envelope.”

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Blu Homes describes their homes as very convenient:

Beyond convenience to home buyers, the factory-built model fits neatly into several social and demographic trends. Most of Blu Homes’ consumers today are older couples who are building smaller, hip homes in desirable locations where they can “age in place” and have family come visit. A growing number of projects are “urban infill” homes, where people are building new homes or accessory dwelling units in on city lots that were previously untenable or poor condition.

Prefab homes are also starting to fulfill their green potential. Because it is working with economies of scale, Blu Homes is able to build homes more efficiently than a completely custom builder, and also able to build more efficient, sustainable homes—making it easier than ever for mainstream consumers to live greener lives. 

Source: FastCompany/Co.Exist

 

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