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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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