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A Passive House in Spring Lake Heights moves the building industry forward Imagine living in a comfortable, modern house with no cold drafts, no temperature variations from room to room, and virtually no heating or cooling bills. “It might sound too good to be true,” architect Richard Pedranti says, “but these pleasant conditions are the norm for people who live in a Passive House,” a building standard that emphasizes energy efficiency, comfort, health and long-term affordability. Pedranti’s award-winning Pennsylvania-based firm,…

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Plant Prefab’s 3 Eco Friendly Passive House LivingHomes for Families

A company that makes $600,000 prefab smart homes got so popular in 2020 it had to turn away customers — see inside its 3 new homes. Plant Prefab, a prefab home maker that saw massive growth during the COVID-19 pandemic, has launched the Passive House LivingHomes, a line of three environmentally friendly homes for families. There’s currently a wide range of prefabricated units available on the market, from bulletproof concrete tiny homes to smart homes with integrated artificial intelligence programs….

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Plant Prefab Rolls Out Passive House-Certified Modular Homes

Continuing the run of collaborations from Californian prefab home designer and builder Plant Prefab, the company has announced a line of three Passive House-certified “LivingHomes,” all designed in collaboration with the Milford, Pennsylvania-based Richard Pedranti Architect (RPA). The LivingHomes series is Plant Prefab’s range of sustainability-minded, net-zero options, and in the past, the company has teamed up with Yves Béhar, KieranTimberlake, the late Ray Kappe, and modular architecture studio Koto for their designs. For this newest line, launched January 26,…

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Plant Prefab and Richard Pedranti Architect Introduce the Passive House LivingHomes

The nation’s first ​Certified B Corporation​TM 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…

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Sustainable prefabricated design and construction company Plant Prefab has launched its first-ever Passive House, designed in partnership with architect Richard Pedranti. (For the uninitiated, the Passive House certification is a strict building standard that requires 80 percent less energy use than conventional buildings.) See full article on Business of Home

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Plant Prefab’s New Passive Homes Push The Boundaries of Sustainability

Prefabricated design and construction company Plant Prefab has launched its first-ever collection of passive homes in collaboration with the Richard Pedranti Architect (RPA) firm. Plant and RPA designed three customizable passive homes called LivingHomes: the RPA LivingHome 1, 2, and 3—and all three homes meet the passive house standards of sustainability to ensure the lowest possible impact on the planet. The passive homes, ranging in size between 2,218 to 3,182 square feet and featuring three to four bedrooms each, were…

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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 in 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…

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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. 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…