The 2015 Greenbuild Unity Home unveiled November 18 at the 2015 Greenbuild International Conference & Expo in Washington, D.C. The 2015 Greenbuild Unity Home was planned, designed, constructed, inspected, and tested according to LEED for Homes version 4 program requirements and is anticipated to achieve Platinum Certification when moved to its permanent site in New Hampshire after Greenbuild.
The home is a collaboration among BUILDER, Unity Homes, and the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, along with support from 30 advisers, sponsors – including Wood, Naturally – and product contributors. The project’s mission is to reveal how high-quality architectural design, engineering, and construction can be combined with affordable features and state-of–the–art products and systems to maximize a home’s performance while enhancing the comfort, health, and security of those who live there.
The 1,620 square-foot home features a modern, light-filled open-plan aesthetic and is one of four customizable platforms being made available for sale to the public by Unity Homes. Also known as the Zum home, plans originated in part from a collaboration with MIT’s Open Source Building Alliance, which focused on providing cost-effective energy efficiency and extending the flexibility and useful lifespan of buildings.
A virtual tour of the Greenbuild Unity Home, available here, shows the exterior features of the home, as well as interior views of each of the rooms. Product pop-ups appear, giving more detail on the sponsored products used in the home.
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