CBS News Smart Planet recently ran a segment on HybridCore Homes which use nearly all recycled construction materials to build, and are completed in about two months. According to the broadcast, the homes gain both from the efficiencies of an assembly-line process and the fact that weather doesn’t effect construction in a factory. In the broadcast SmartPlanet’s Sumi Das shows a core being placed for a prototype home in Santa Rosa, California and completed on site. The home is “practically complete upon arrival” and costs 20-30 percent less than a home built on site from the ground up.
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