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Home has Highest LEED Certification in U. S.

September 24th, 2013 Comments off

A 3,200 square foot home in Miami Beach, Florida has achieved the highest LEED Platinum certification known to have been given in the nation. Rated at 120/89.5, a HERS (Home Energy Rating System) Index: -8 (100 is normal for new construction), and earning the National Green Building Standard of EMERALD (highest level) which indicates the home is saving 60 percent or more of its energy use, 2020 Alton is also EnergyStar certified. A collaboration between developer Matthew Lahn and architect Ari Sklar, according to PRNewswire, the windows are by CGI Windows and Doors. MHProNews has learned the glass is insulated, laminated, high performance, high-impact glass.

(Photo credit: PRNewswire/CGI Glass–2020Alton house)

Palm Harbor Homes on Tour

February 22nd, 2013 Comments off

The democratherald tells MHProNews the manufactured homes used to display the energy efficiency of a BASF HVAC system at the International Builders Show in Las Vegas were made by Palm Harbor Homes at their Millersburg, Ore. facility. The “BEYOND High Performance” homes are built to achieve a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) index of 50, and a reduction of water usage by 20 percent. BASF chose to showcase products and construction techniques available to promote energy efficiency. One of the 945 square foot homes was only partially built so viewers could see the building methods; the other one was finished. The two PHH homes are currently on tour across the country. Perhaps they are coming to a Home Show near you.

(Image credit: Palm Harbor Homes)

Aussie Modular for Residential or Industrial Housing

June 28th, 2012 Comments off

Daily Mercury reports from Australia, housing solutions company Tektum has developed a modular house with two to four bedrooms, 80% complete when it leaves the factory in one and one half standard shipping containers, and occupancy-ready within several days. The homes feature solar water heating, double-glazed windows, rain water recycling and compact fluorescent lighting. Sydney-based Tektum also offers a mine accommodation option that divides the home into three units, attracting attention from coal mining companies seeking better accommodations for their employees. MHProNews has learned the modular homes have earned a six-star NatHERS (Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme) rating, similar to LEED certification.

(Photo credit: Daily Mercury/Tektum)