Yestermorrow Design/Build School

Yestermorrow Design/Build School

Waitsfield, VT

Sustainable Pre-Fab: Design & Delivery

Sun, Jun 30 '13 - Fri, Jul 5 '13
Waitsfield, VT, US

Why do respected environmental metrics like LEED for Homes, Energy Star and NAHB Green prefer manufactured homes? Because with pre-fab: material conservation typically results in less than 2% waste; tighter construction and shorter travel costs prompt energy conservation; fewer trucks and deliveries reduce degradation and pollution of the site; OSHA regulations and a controlled building environment provide healthier work conditions; and better construction methods means a longer life cycle. And naturally, pre-fab can deliver sustainable homes at lower prices! But, this new approach to building light on the land requires new design strategies. Students will learn to use SketchUp software to prototype a green, factory-friendly design for fast pricing. We cover how to “shop” manufacturers, and factory visits provide insight into their methods. At the end of the course all students will have a design with a strategy to maximize this affordable green architecture.

Competency Level: All Levels
AIA credits: 35 -- Qualifies for HSW and SD requirements.

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