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WHAT’S A PREFAB HOUSE

Prefabricated or Prefab is a construction method in which both standardized and non-standardized building components are fabricated in a controlled factory environment then shipped to and assembled on site. Combine the prefab construction method with the Passive House standard and you have the most energy efficient building technology available today delivered in a fraction of the time required by traditional site-built construction.

In spring of 2016, RPA partnered with Ecocor to design and build the most energy efficient manufactured homes in North America. Together, Ecocor and RPA will produce fully prefabricated homes that are built to the rigorous Passive House standard.

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ECOCOR

Ecocor LogoEcocor is a construction firm that designs, manufactures, delivers and assembles high performance buildings throughout North America. In the Ecocor factory, panelized walls, floors and other assemblies are fabricated in detail in a controlled environment ensuring the highest quality before they are trucked to and assembled on sites that have been evaluated and optimized for a Passive House building.

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. Learn more at Ecocor.us.


HOW TO GET A PREFAB PASSIVE HOUSE

Passive House prefabricated model homes designed by RPA are programed for manufacture in the Ecocor factory and range from a 323-square-foot cabin with one bedroom to a 2,685-square-foot home with three to four bedrooms. RPA will provide architectural services to clients who wish to modify or customize a model home for their particular tastes and requirements. RPA will also work with clients to design unique, custom Passive Homes for pre-fabrication by Ecocor.

“RPA’s designs combined with Ecocor’s state-of-the-art equipment and proven processes allows us to deliver the highest quality energy efficient homes available domestically.”

Chris Corson, Ecocor

Getting a prefabricated Passive House includes 10 simple steps.

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DESIGN

Choose a design from our collection of model homes.

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MANUFACTURE



Instructions for the manufacturing process are created while your site is prepared for your prefab Passive House.

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Ecocor’s programmable saw cuts the material and the parts are labeled and racked for factory fabrication.

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The cut parts are assembled on framing tables; air tight sheathing is applied and taped, the blanket cavity is installed, a state-of-the-art waterproof fleece is applied, and the ventilated rain screen is created.

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Dense pack cellulose insulation is blown into the blanket cavity; solid wood, triple pane windows are installed and flashed; and the exterior cladding and trim is installed.

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The fully-prefabricated panels are organized on racks and then loaded onto trucks for delivery.

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INSTALLATION

The Ecocor set crew installs the wall panels, the floor system and the roof system. Upon completion, the house is air and weather tight.

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The homeowner’s local contractor installs the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems.

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FINISHING

The homeowner’s local contractor installs sheetrock, interior doors and trim as well as kitchen and bath finishes.

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Move in and live happily ever after in your new prefab Passive House!

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is Passive House more expensive than traditional construction?

How much does a prefabricated Passive House Cost?

What is the difference between a prefabricated Passive House compared to a Passive House built onsite?

What about different climate zones?

How long does it take to get a RPA I Ecocor Model home?

What about site selection and solar orientation?

What can I customize in my model home?

What about the roof overhangs?

What is included?

What about permitting and inspections?

What are the foundation options?


PREFAB QUESTIONNAIRE
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CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION TODAY

Richard Pedranti
richard@richardpedranti.com
Office (570) 296-0466
Mobile (267) 294-9818

Chris Corson
chris@ecocor.us
Office (207) 342-2085
Mobile (207) 930 5088