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Prefab Hive Modular House in Canada Incorporates Passive Home Concepts

Prefab Hive Modular House in Canada Incorporates Passive Home Concepts

Our friend, Rhonda Pike, over at Hive Modular was kind enough to share some pictures with us of a client’s custom-designed home in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada that is based on the X-Line 016 model. Not including the three-car garage, the three-bedroom, 2.5 bathroom prefabricated modular house provides its residents with 2273 square feet of living space. Hive Modular used passive home concepts for both the lighting and the ventilation. The Low-E, argon-filled clerestory windows in the center hall help to bring daylight into the center of the home and create a “chimney effect” ventilation system during the summer. Additional window groupings throughout the home allow for natural daylighting. The furnace and HRV are ultra-high efficiency models and the outside of the home is protected by low-maintenance fibercement siding. All Hive Modular homes are built using the latest mod...

Full article: http://www.jetsongreen.com/2013/04/prefab-hive-modular-ho...

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