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  • Writer's pictureSwarup Dutta

Modular homes are efficient

The housing sector consumes 40% of the planet’s total resources and contributes more than a third of global greenhouse gas emissions.

We are designing flexible modular homes which can be energy efficient while making use of sustainable materials, simple construction techniques, and next-generation green technology.

The building’s form and orientation are optimized to reduce unwanted solar heat gain, promote passive stack effect ventilation, provide ample natural light, and maximize sun exposure for the photovoltaic systems.

Air to water technology systems supplements the rainwater harvested in tanks or underfloor bladders.

Meanwhile, greywater is recycled to irrigate food crops integrated into the green living walls.

The construction uses Structural Insulated Panels (SIP) which are a modern alternative to traditional timber framed construction and function as the structural element for walls, roofs, and suspended floors.

SIP panels consist of two outer layers of Oriented Strand Board (OSB) or plywood sandwiched around an Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) core. They come in varying widths and can be carried by hand and erected by two carpenters.

The modular home wall, floor and roof panels are prefabricated off-site and transported in a container.

The SIP floor, wall and roof panels are then set in place by hand. We anticipate lockup to be completed in 2 weeks for a smaller home.

A variety of construction and design advantages are provided by this system such as superior eco-friendliness, acoustic and thermal insulation, fire and termite resistance, as well as an efficient construction procedure.

We anticipate these systems can be applied to tiny homes, affordable homes, and emergency shelters.

They can apply to townhouses, detached homes, home extensions and three storey apartments.

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