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The Pain of Visiting Model Homes; Our Solution

Scoping out model homes can be a great way to jumpstart the process of planning for a new home. Many prospective customers get excited to find out what they like and what options are out there – even to gain … Continue reading

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R-Value of Insulation

An R-value is one of the most popular building metrics – but you may find, as you’re thinking about building or finding your next home, that you don’t quite understand what it is and how it can be useful. To … Continue reading

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Offsight Construction = Green Construction

Due to recent advances in technology and consumer awareness, there is a growing acceptance of the environmental advantages of offsite, prefabricated, and modular building systems. Think of modular construction as a construction process rather than a type or style of … Continue reading

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Whitepaper Cites Government Report Promoting Efficiency of Modular Construction

 Charlottesville, VA -The Modular Building Institute (MBI) has published a whitepaper that cites a report by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and National Research Council (NRC) which identifies modular construction as an underutilized resource and a breakthrough … Continue reading

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I highly recommend this author

If you want to learn more about modular construction, I highly recommend the books by author Sheri Koones.  Her most recent book, Prefabulous + Sustainable: Building and Customizing an Affordable, Energy-Efficient Home, she shows just how beautiful and green modular homes … Continue reading

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Great article from the New York Times

I just found this great article that highlights some of the commercial applications for modular constuction. Here is an excerpt from the article: Squeezing Costs, Builders Take New Look at Prefab By RONDA KAYSEN Published: June 14, 2011   PHILADELPHIA — A … Continue reading

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What makes a home ENERGY STAR qualified?

Now more than ever, homeowners are trying to reduce their energy usage and cost.  One way to do this is to build an ENERGY STAR qualified home.  To earn the ENERGYSTAR, a home must meet guidelines for energy efficiency set … Continue reading

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