Wednesday, February 29

A Green Prefab House by Nexterra

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Check out this stunning house, it is one of four prefab, contemporary dwellings developed by Nexterra Green Homes in Toronto and  designed by architect Ray Kappe. The house takes just 3 days to install on site!

The LivingHome boasts of 2132 square feet of open plan living space in addition to over 1000 square feet of basement, 1000 square feet of exterior multi-level decking and a two-car garage. A glass enclosed stair tower floods the house with light and reduces the need for artificial lighting. Responsible finishes are used throughout including locally manufactured, products such as recycled quartz counter tops, low emitting carpets, and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified wood for flooring.

Water-wise design is achieved through low flow, high efficiency and high-end plumbing fixtures, an on-demand hot water heating system, a rainwater catchment system and grey water ready considerations. The tight building envelope system features brick, FSC certified siding and a fiber cement composite rain-screen to keep moisture away from house. Topping it off is the green roof for reduced energy consumption and beautification.

Nexterra is seeking the LEED platinum certification for the houses in this project, which is the highest possible designation awarded by the United States Green Building Council and also available here in Canada from the Canada Green Building Council.

All images via Nexterra Green Homes, see more pictures of the house here. 

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