Blu Homes Enhances Green Prefab Model

In the arena of green modular homes, Blu Homes, once again, is working hard to put the “fab” in prefab with the all new and improved version of the Element, the home design that helped to put this company on the map.

Like the original Element (and all of Blu’s designs) buyers are free to customize a basic plan utilizing green and energy efficient features. The home features up to 3 bedrooms and 1.5 baths, along with up to 12’ high ceilings and abundant natural light–and now, a new deluxe kitchen design and more standard green options like LED lighting and radiant floor heating are on the menu, as well.

Blu Element

image via Blu Homes

According to Blu, six Elements are currently in production, with one destined for Hampton Bays, N.Y., another for Chapel Hill, N.C. and one for Pittsfield, MA–and soon, even one in St. Croix, in the U.S. Virgin Islands.  All homes are manufactured by Blu’s construction partners, shipped and then assembled on-site; all versions of the home are single story and ADA accessible.

“Like all Blu homes, the new Elements are wonderful examples of eco-friendly designs that maximize living space and are ideal for clean, healthy living,” said Bill Haney, co-founder and CEO of Blu, in a statement. “Customers asked us to make our designs more versatile by adding bedrooms and additional features and customization options. We responded with these beautiful new Element designs.”  More info online.

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Susan DeFreitas has covered all manner of green technology for EarthTechling since 2009. She is a graduate of Prescott College for the Liberal Arts and the Environment, and has a background in marketing green businesses. Her work on green living has been featured in Yes! Magazine, the Utne Reader and Natural Home.