Blu Homes Produces First Green Prefabricated Homes
Blue Homes Glidehouse Prefabricated Homes use Michelle Kaufmann Designs
When it comes to living green, Blu Homes has been paving the way in providing homes that utilize brilliant planning and design to create homes that are environmentally friendly since 2007. This year, Blu Homes has been able to produce their first prefabricated homes, after having acquired the designs of Michelle Kaufmann Designs last year.
In terms of renewable resources and low-energy efficiency, Blu Homes' already impressive track record of green building innovation, has only been compounded with the advent of their new Glidehouse prefabricated homes. Prefabricated homes are different from homes built using standard construction in that they are built inside of a factory, allowing for more computer precision and less resource waste in the construction. In addition, the in-factory construction eliminates the worry of mold contamination in walls, a risk involved in on-site construction.
Blu Homes plans the layout of the modular homes while taking into consideration the location the home will be placed. This way, their open and spacious floor plans can be constructed in a way that will allow for the greatest amount of natural light as well as ensure that passive heating and cooling principles are met.
Blue homes has also long recognized the importance of using eco-materials, or materials made with as many renewable and recycled materials as possible. One renewable resource that Blue Homes employs is bamboo flooring, both to conserve resources as well as to make their prefabricated homes safer to live in by reducing germs and mold that can thrive in carpets.
Other green prefabricated homes:
LivingHome Prefabricated Homes
HybridCore Homes Partial Prefabricated Homes
InnoVida - donated shelters to Haiti relief effort
Green Horizon - perfect for disaster relief and situations requiring mobility
Logical Homes - prefabricated homes from shipping containers