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An Eco-Friendly Prefab Assembled In One Day

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Only 29 hours were required to install this “off-the-shelf” Seattle prefab home that packs a plethora of energy efficient features.

To assemble a house in a day is a feat in itself. Constructing a near net-zero energy house in a day is a major design/build achievement. The prefab firm Greenfab rose to the challenge with a variation of their 1700 Series model—packed with energy-efficient features—that came together in just one day (though required a few more weeks to finish minor details). Greenfab worked with the Seattle homeowners on every aspect of the project from finding the property to build on, to design and ultimately construction and home delivery. “In furnishing the home, our interior design, Modernous, worked to create a warm, comfortable and modern space that reflected the green-built philosophy of the home created by Greenfab,” explains Greenfab founder and president Johnny Hartsfield. The result is a modern eclectic four bedroom space which now targets LEED Platinum certification.

The project features passive design strategies to maximize natural daylighting and temperature control.
The exterior features cedar tongue and groove siding and James Hardie panels.
The home incorporates ductless mini-split heating/cooling units—one in every room—that use inverter-driven compressors...
As Greenfab explains, “Each bedroom is equipped with a wall-mounted, thermostat controlled, convection heater that...
Minimalist vintage furnishings such as the CB2 dining table and Eames replica chairs give the interior a unique...
“The homeowners are not afraid of bold color, so it was fun to highlight pops of color throughout the spaces,” says the...
One of the custom design alterations made to the original 1700 Series prefab kit is roof access by way of strand-woven...
Perhaps the greatest challenge of the project was trying to pack so many energy efficient features in under a budget.
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