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Plant Prefab Launches Its First Passive House LivingHomes with Net-Zero Capabilities

Plant Prefab raises the bar for green building with three Richard Pedranti Architect–designed dwellings that meet rigorous Passive House standards.

Plant Prefab has teamed up with Richard Pedranti Architect (RPA) to create the first Passive House LivingHomes: three customizable, high-performance, factory-built homes that ship complete with all finishes, fixtures, and technical systems.

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As a certified Passive House Consultant and Builder, Richard Pedranti has completed multiple Passive House–certified homes on the East Coast and has turned his firm into a national leader for the design standard. Now he’s joining a roster of acclaimed names (including Ray Kappe, Yves Béhar and KieranTimberlake) as the newest Plant Design Partner.

“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,” says Pedranti. “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.”

The RPA LivingHome series consists of three distinct designs geared for family living that range from 2,218 to 3,182 square feet. As with all Plant Prefab LivingHomes, these dwellings can be customized with the buyer’s choice of finishes, fixtures, appliances, and smart home technology. Prefabrication takes an estimated three to four months, and all homes will be constructed in Plant Prefab’s 62,000-square-foot homebuilding factory in Rialto, California.

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