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Week in Tech: Plant Prefab’s Passive Houses

Rialto, Calif.–based prefabricated housing manufacturer Plant Prefab has launched its first series of Passive House LivingHomes, dubbing the trio RPA LivingHome 1, 2, and 3. Designed inplant House 2 C1 Final 2 partnership with the Milford, Pa.–based firm Richard Pedranti Architect, the three- and four-bedroom houses feature high-performance windows and doors, an airtight envelope, balanced ventilation. They also require 80% less energy than conventionally built residential structures, per passive house standards. The houses, all of which are constructed from Plant Prefab’s Plant Modules and Plant Panels, range in size from 2,218 square feet to 3,182 square feet and are available starting at $586,257. “Plant Prefab is focused on building homes that are as healthy and sustainable as possible, and we push the boundaries,” said Plant Prefab founder and CEO Steve Glenn in an interview with BUILDER, ARCHITECT’s sister brand. “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.” [Builder]

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