Solution by: Archiblox
Energy-Positive Prefabricated House Archiblox has incorporated best design practices to create a modular prefabricated house that is energy positive and features multiple green technologies.
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ENVIRONMENTAL Rainwater harvesting and passive air ventilation, heating, and cooling systems minimize energy use. THE TRIPLE BOTTOM LINE
SOCIAL The green walls an indoor vegetable garden, purifying the air and creating a healthy indoor climate.
ECONOMIC The prefabricated design, combined with energy savings over the lifetime of the house, makes the Carbon Positive House very cost competitive.
Archiblox’s Carbon Positive House offers easy, quick, and resourceefficient construction with a minimal environmental footprint. The prefabricated modular design makes construction more energy efficient. When in place, the home generates more electricity than it uses. Energy efficiency is achieved with the use of double-glazed windows, solar panels, and water-efficient fixtures. Sliding flexible garden walls reduce sunlight infiltration in the summer; in winter, the walls are retracted to achieve a tighter thermal envelope. The structure’s small size, 53m2, also ensures a reduction in electricity consumption, while its open plan maximizes usable area. The prefabricated modules can be flexibly composed, and installation takes just five weeks. WHY A SUSTAINIA100 SOLUTION? More than 15% of the world’s total energy consumption is used in residential homes.1 Archiblox has created a prefabricated house with minimal energy usage and environmental footprint that is liveable, accessible, and affordable.
Large thermal windows provide natural light for the benefit of residents and greenery growing inside these prefabricated houses.
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IEA. “Transition to Sustainable Buildings”. 2013.
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