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Scranton Passive House NZB

Partnering to Bring Down Costs

Scranton House – Scranton, Penn. A new home constructed via the prefabricated panel system developed by Richard Pedranti Architect and Ecocor Partners is a prime example of the way to reduce costs to make a Passive House design affordable. Called the Scranton House, Pedranti designed 11 variations, ranging in size from $140,000 cabins to domiciles up to 2700 sqft. with four bedrooms, that cost about $484,000. Customization of any of the basic plans is available. Partnering to Bring Down Costs…

Milford Community House Pike County Dispatch

Plan Takes Community House into 2nd Century in Milford

MILFORD — The Community House board is committed to expand the traditional uses of the historic property while maintaining the original stipulations for community uses outlines by the Pinchot family, which donated the building and land in a perpetual trust. Ed Brannon said, “the Community House building, located at the intersection of Broad and Harford streets in Milford Borough, is in the heart of the Milford Historic District and on the National Register of Historic Places. It is one of…

Prefab Wall Being Installed Inc.

These Prefab Passive Houses Can Reduce Energy Use by 90 Percent

An architecture firm and a construction firm team up to provide affordable eco-friendly pre-made homes. It seems like everywhere you look these days you see homes covered with solar panels. If Tesla’s recent announcement about solar roof tiles is any indicator, this trend is here to stay. While moving to renewable energy is great, designing a house “from the ground up” that naturally consumes far less energy is an even better choice. Welcome to ‘Passive Houses.’ Passive House principles solve…

Scott Passive House timesunion

Prefab home offers energy efficiency

Fruit of partnership between architect, manufacturer When Elizabeth Scott ordered her new energy-efficient home, a factory in Searsmont, Maine, went to work. The house arrived in pieces on four trucks in rural Guilderland at the beginning of March. A team of workers unloaded the wall and roof sections on a Wednesday, hoisting them into place on the previously poured foundation. By Saturday, the house was mostly assembled, and finishing work, including plumbing and electrical systems, has since begun. For Scott,…

Ecocor Vimeo Prefabricated Passive House

Ecocor | Prefabricated Passive House | Searsmont, Maine

Ecocor is a construction firm that designs, manufactures, delivers and assembles high performance buildings throughout North America. Ecocor’s patent pending foundation and wall designs reduce energy consumption for heating and cooling buildings by 80-90%, which substantially reduces the cost of ownership and the building’s carbon footprint, while increasing the comfort of its owners. Using panelized building components as a construction platform, Ecocor has better control, higher quality and much shorter time-to-occupancy than any site-built construction. Prefab is a construction method…

The Journal of Light Construction

Passive House Panelizer Pushes the Tech Envelope

When JLC first encountered Passive House builder Chris Corson of Belfast, Maine, back in 2011, Corson was working on his first Passive House, and his most advanced piece of equipment might have been the refrigerator dolly he was using to roll himself around the foundation slab to snap layout lines after wrecking his knee in a soccer game. That project, besides resulting in Maine’s first certified Passive House, also resulted in a two-part JLC article describing Corson’s innovative wall system,…

Ecocor Team Finishes Assembly of First-of-its-Kind Prefabricated Passive House Designed by Richard Pedranti Architect (RPA)

Prefab Passive House manufactured in advanced fabrication facility using state-of-the-art machines is assembled on site in less than one week. Ecocor, a construction firm that manufactures, delivers and assembles Passive House buildings, has finished assembly of the Elizabeth Scott Prefabricated Passive House, which was designed by Richard Pedranti Architect (RPA), a full-service architecture firm focusing on sustainable and Passive House design. While Ecocor and RPA independently have extensive experience with site-built and prefabricated Passive Houses, Elizabeth’s house, which was panelized…

Green Building Advisor News

Prefab Passive House Partnership Hits a Milestone

A house is assembled in New York from panels manufactured in Maine, while Phoenix Haus in Detroit moves into high gear A crane lowers a prefabricated wall section into place in Altamont, New York. It’s the first in a line of panelized homes from a Pennsylvania-based architect and a Maine components manufacturer designed to meet the Passive House standard. It took four carpenters and six crane days to assemble Elizabeth Scott’s new house in Altamont, New York, and when they…

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