The prototype of a super energy-efficient modular home with zero carbon footprint will be completed this summer in Henderson, Nevada, and the designer, Aeron Tozier, hopes to spread his concept nationwide. Set to be “super insulated” with radiant heat barriers and rigid, spray and batt insulation, he also plans to include thermal and photovoltaic solar panels, wind turbines, batteries and charging stations. The ultimate goal is to sell energy back to the grid.
As review-journal tells MHProNews, Tozier’s design, called the G Home, will be for do-it-yourselfers, and the two-story model shown will run around $100 per square foot. Noting that a general contractor may be necessary for supervision, the combination of modular components and standard construction practices will result in a home that is disaster resistant and achieves “efficiency in renewable energy and natural resource conservation, collection, storage and use.” ##
(Photo credit: review-journal–modular G Home)
Article submitted by Matthew J. Silver to Daily Business News-MHProNews.