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Yesterday, a new green home design studio called Fab-Homes launched a collection of pre-designed Passive Houses for the North American market.  The Vancouver-based company designed the homes to consume up to 90% less energy for heating, cooling, and operations.  The actual Passive House standard will be the goal, although these homes won’t necessarily be required to satisfy the standard’s rigorous efficiency requirements.

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Fab-Homes‘ designs are undeniably contemporary and somewhat approachable in pricing terms.  Depending on the location, floor plan, and the design package, Fab-Homes anticipates that construction costs will start at about $155 per square foot.

Planned green building options include a heat recovery ventilation system, triple glazed windows, rainwater harvesting, a gray water recycling system, solar photovoltaics, solar hot water panels, geothermal energy baskets, green roof gardens, and the use of green, renewable, and low-VOC materials throughout.

Fab-Homes has several packed models that will, in the near future, be available as prefabs.  Fab-Homes will also have town home and multifamily versions available in the late Spring.

[+] Learn more about Fab-Homes.

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Rendering credits: Fab-Homes.