An Innovative Net-Zero Prefab in Los Angeles

A net-zero prefab home design is set to reinvigorate a down-at-the-heels Los Angeles neighborhood.
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In 2011, Restore Neighborhoods Los Angeles (RNLA), a nonprofit organization that invests in housing, sent out a request for affordable and sustainable designs intended for lots located in the city’s South Central area. "We very much want to introduce new design ideas and new technologies to low- and moderate-income districts," explains John Perfitt, executive director of RNLA. "We think that good design and new construction methods can, over time, have a very positive influence in restoring neighborhoods."

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