New Prefab Hopes To Exceed LEED Platinum

High-end, green and prefab/modular? A  new California home by Irontown Homes not only fits the bill on all three counts, but it is expected to receive LEED Platinum certification, the U.S. Green Building Council’s highest eco home honor.

This 3,500 square foot Los Altos home, designed by LivingHomes and architect Ray Kappe, is believed to actually exceed the point requirements for this honor–a feat it accomplishes via recycled countertops, bamboo floors, full-steel construction, spray-foam insulation, and a variety of other green features.

Irontown Prefab Green Homes

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Irontown Homes cites their climate-controlled factory manufacturing process as instrumental to their homes’ “strict quality control process, cost savings, precision scheduling and material waste prevention.” This Utah-based company has recently gained popularity in California, according to a recent release, in part because of tight density zoning laws in many areas which make the quick construction times associated with modular homes a boon to the surrounding community.

Irontown green prefab

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This home, the developer noted, will join many other “high end homes Irontown has done in other California cities including; Beverly Hills, Manhattan Beach, Goleta, Montecito, Mountain View, Santa Barbara, Los Gatos, and now Los Altos.” It isn’t, however, the only uber green prefab out there – Blu Homes, for example, designs similar eco-friendly homes as well.

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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.