Currently Reading

Are Clean-Energy Prefab Homes the Future?

Advertisement
Energy Efficiency

Are Clean-Energy Prefab Homes the Future?


September 30, 2020
Rendering of a modern home with solar panels
Photo: 4th Life Photography

Two former luxury home builders are now founders of a prefab company that ensures affordability and sustainability from its homes. The company, Dvele, came from the builders’ realization of how outdated traditional stick-built construction is, along with their trips to Europe where prefab construction is more common, says Forbes. As climate change becomes more severe, the company hopes to inspire a transition into clean-energy homes. Dvele’s prefab homes are self-powered through solar energy and use 84% less energy per square foot compared to traditionally built homes. These homes create more energy than they use, making them able to function off-grid and withstand power outages. 

“We've redesigned the home from the ground up,” says Goodjohn. “Our approach not only results in ultra-efficient living environments that can generate more energy than it takes to operate, but also ensures the safety, health and wellness of occupants.”

Kurt Goodjohn and his brother Kris Goodjohn stumbled into the construction industry, starting off building luxury homes using traditional, stick-built construction. Quickly, they realized how outdated, inefficient, and uninspiring these methods were. They had seen prefab construction projects on a trip to Europe and wondered why the homes weren’t more popular in North America. So over beers one night, they decided to found a company in the prefab industry.

Read More
 

Related Stories

Prefab + Panelization

Prefab Methods Struggle to Compete With Traditional Techniques

While prefab methods may seem like a quick fix to many home building problems, the transition is not as easy as it sounds. One homeowner went off…

Off-Site Construction

Interested in Off-Site Construction?

Curious about how off-site construction could help the industry? Building Systems Week is right around the corner, and will host webinars by …

Off-Site Construction

Exclusive Research: The Off-Site Argument

Everyone says off-site construction is the answer to housing’s supply, labor, and affordability challenges—except single-family builders 

Advertisement

More in Category




Advertisement

Create an account

By creating an account, you agree to Pro Builder's terms of service and privacy policy.


Daily Feed Newsletter

Get Pro Builder in your inbox

Each day, Pro Builder's editors assemble the latest breaking industry news, hottest trends, and most relevant research, delivered to your inbox.

Save the stories you care about

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet lorem ipsum dolor sit amet lorem ipsum dolor sit amet.

The bookmark icon allows you to save any story to your account to read it later
Tap it once to save, and tap it again to unsave

It looks like you’re using an ad-blocker!

Pro Builder is an advertisting supported site and we noticed you have ad-blocking enabled in your browser. There are two ways you can keep reading:

Disable your ad-blocker
Disable now
Subscribe to Pro Builder
Subscribe
Already a member? Sign in
Become a Member

Subscribe to Pro Builder for unlimited access

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.