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Gorgeous Custom Greenpods Respect the Environment

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The design of the  GreenPod custom modular home is informed by a comprehensive checklist for sustainability and health put together by GreenPod’s Architectural and Interior Designer Ann Raab.

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To maximize interior comfort, design for Energy Efficiency

  • fully insulate headers, corners and wall intersections
  • use advanced wall framing, 24 inch on center with double to plate
  • sun-temper design – optimizing solar gain through windows
  • optimize solar gain with thermal mass – insulate concrete slab
  • passive solar design – southern orientation with internal thermal mass
  • provide exterior shading devices – trellis, trees
  • use timers for fans and programmable thermostat
  • use heat recovery ventilator, geothermal passive ground heat exchange
  • on demand water heater or hot water recirculation pump with insulated pipes
  • provide clerestory and skylights for natural lighting
  • solar hot water heating and urban (grid-connected) solar power for electricity
  • use wind, micro-hydro,  or other site-generated renewable power
  • provide energy star rated heating and cooling equipment
  • locate utility spaces on north side of home

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GreenPods homes can be mass produced.

To keep up the good work, here’s what you can do to continue to live stylishly, sustainably, and healthily once you move in: Install and use a clothesline. Install a rainwater collection system, a compost bin, a vegetable plot, use low water landscaping: native plants, use compact fluorescent lighting or LEDs.

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Or, radically reduce your land footprint altogether…just float away in your dream home.

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