When is a prefab a green-fab? When it incorporates eco-friendly materials and gets built to LEED Platinum certification standards, like the Homb modular home from Skylab Architecture and Method Homes.
These unique homes were conceived of as a kind honeycomb composed of 100 square-foot triangular modules, which, according to Jetson Green, can be infinitely configured, expanded, and arranged. The prefab element helps to control costs while still allowing for allowing for custom architecture options designed to suit differences in geography and local site conditions.
In addition to the LEED Platinum certification anticipated for the Homb, Method Homes plans to offer other eco-options such as green roofing, super insulation, integrated power production and off-grid power. The website claims both residential and commercial applications for the Homb, “from a quiet mountain retreat to a mobile pop-up shop in the city.”