Can Prefab be Green and Affordable?
Does prefabrication make green houses more affordable? I asked this question almost a year ago when I was working on a feature article on the topic. Back then the answer was "not quite yet." A year later, the answer still seems to be "not quite yet," at least according to Chad Ludeman, developer of the 100K house in Phildelphia, in an article on Jetson Green. Actually, Ludeman puts it more strongly: "I just don't believe it is the best way of delivering modern design to the average new home buyer," he writes. Ludeman is talking about a particular segment of prefabricated housing: the sleek modernist green homes by the likes of Michelle Kaufmann and LivingHomes. He looks at the issue from the four claims most often made in favor of prefabrication.
- Prefab is more affordable
- Prefab produces less waste
- Prefab takes less time
- Prefab is more "Green"
(2008, September 17). Can Prefab be Green and Affordable?. Retrieved from https://www.buildinggreen.com/blog/can-prefab-be-green-and-affordable