THE EcoFabulous HOME
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Selected by the Greater Vancouver Home Builders' Association as the Feature Home for the 2008
Home & Garden Show, the EcoFabulous Home addresses the increasing interest
in 'Green' building. The Feature Home is a project by Architecton and Shelter Industries created to present an
environmentally friendly, Modular built home.
The 1,400 ft2 v-shaped vacation home addresses the growing interest in preserving environmental resources
by using reclaimed, recycled and sustainable materials and products.
Energy-efficient appliances and windows, smart wiring and
recycled materials mitigate the effect of the home's eco-footprint. A clever combination of cedar-and-steel cladding will complement
a custom-fabricated roof. Modular construction in the factory further increases construction efficiency, with the interior never being
exposed to weather, thereby preserving the integrity of the kiln-dried wood.
The kitchen/great room wing and bedroom
wing, linked at the main entry and by the courtyard deck, provide multiple accesses to the deck - a seamless integration of
indoor/outdoor living environments - including a spa with a canopy, food-preparation area and potential for ample seating configurations. The
surrounding landscape features drought-resistant grasses and plants, thus conserving water.
Eco-friendly features for this Special Project are highlighted in the Environmentally Supportive section. A selection
of construction photos from Shelter Industries is on our Modular Construction page.
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