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Modular Home Earns LEED for Homes Platinum

The 2,500 ft2 (230 m2) prototype, assembled from 11 steel-framed modules, features a 2.4 kW photovoltaic system, solar water heating, and a graywater irrigation system. Natural ventilation provides cooling, while large walls of low-emissivity windows offer daylighting and views while minimizing solar gain. The house makes use of radiant floor heating, perhaps an odd choice for an energy-efficient home, especially in a mild climate (see


Published September 28, 2006

Wendt, A. (2006, September 28). Modular Home Earns LEED for Homes Platinum. Retrieved from