Square Root Architecture + Design just began construction of its first prefab home in Chicago. The C3 Modular Home is participating in the Chicago Green Homes program and will shoot for LEED Platinum certification with green elements such as Energy Star appliances, WaterSense fixtures, a mini-split HVAC system, multiple layers of insulation, high performance windows, and a solar thermal system.
The exterior will feature a rainscreen application covered in reclaimed barn wood, fiber cement board, and painted metal siding.
The 2,000 square-foot home will have four bedrooms and a private interior courtyard, which will draw natural light into the interior.
Otherwise, C3 Modular will be built with FSC-certified wood framing, low-VOC finishes, paints, and sealants, and natural hickory and cork flooring. Also, six 50-gallon rain barrels will accumulate water for landscaping and garden use.
Credits: Square Root Architecture + Design.