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The Magnolia, A Sustainable Prefab House by Mandala Homes

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified May 10, 2012 01:05 AM
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by esuryono last modified May 09, 2012

The Magnolia is one of the Mandala Homes‘ sustainable prefab house products.  It was claimed as the first Energy Star qualified home in British Columbia. It has several sustainable features and was built with some green architecture concepts applied. This sustainable home is owned by Mandala Homes president Lars Chose and partner Rachel Ross. It has hree [...]




 

 

The Magnolia is one of the Mandala Homessustainable prefab house products.  It was claimed as the first Energy Star qualified home in British Columbia. It has several sustainable features and was built with some green architecture concepts applied.

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This sustainable home is owned by Mandala Homes president Lars Chose and partner Rachel Ross. It has hree bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, a workshop, two outdoor rooms, and a storage room. It also has specific round basic shape,  so views can be maximized.

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This eco construction was built utilizing some sustainable building materials such as Western Red Cedar materials as finishing for the exterior and interior,  no-VOC paints and finishes. To conserve energy, this house is completed with good insulation, low energy lightings  (LED and CFL), heat recovery ventilation system, Energy Stars appliances, etc. Deep overhangs are provided also to conserve energy. There is a skylight provided to maximize the daylighting. Solar power is also utilized as one of the alternative energy source.

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As this is a prefab house,  it was designed to be easily transported and installed. This type of house is sold around USD 60-90 / sq ft.

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