Plant Prefab and Richard Pedranti Architect Introduce the Passive House LivingHomes
The nation’s first Certified B CorporationTM prefabricated design and construction company Plant Prefab, just introduced their first ever Passive House LivingHomes, the RPA LivingHome 1, 2, and 3, designed in partnership with new Plant Design Partner Richard Pedranti Architect (RPA).
These prefabricated, energy efficient spaces all meet the Passive House standards of employing proper solar orientation, optimal insulation, high-performance windows and doors, an airtight enclosure and balanced ventilation. “Plant is focused on building homes that are as healthy and sustainable as possible and we push the boundaries,” explains Plant Prefab Founder and CEO Steve Glenn. “We use the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for Homes program as well as our own stringent health and sustainability program, Z6, to create some of the world’s healthiest homes with the lowest possible impact on the planet.”
The single-family units range in size—from 2-3,000-square-feet—and offer an open floorplan and three to four bedrooms. “In over a decade of designing and building Passive Houses, the RPA LivingHome designs from Plant Prefab offer the most complete Passive House products that I’ve seen on the market. Additionally, by using the Plant Building System—Plant’s comprehensive and flexible off-site building platform—we were able to design custom, high-performance homes with Passive House-level envelopes and sustainable finishes,” says Richard Pedranti, Founder and Principal of Richard Pedranti Architect.
Each residence perfectly captures the modern sensibility that is so prevalent in California design, while serving as a very efficient building solution. PBS uses a combination of Plant Modules and Plant Panels, a new panelized construction system developed by Plant Prefab, which include plumbing, electrical and finish materials. We spoke with Plant Prefab CEO Steve Glenn about the recent collaboration and how he envisions it will change the future.
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