Pre-Fab is Green Fabulous

Last week Epoch Homes won first place in the 2010 Excellence in Home Design for Green Modular Home. The competition, sponsored by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), presented the award in Marco Island, Florida.

The award-winning home met LEED and NAHB Green Building Guidelines. The home was Platnum LEED certified and the first to achieve Gold under the Build Green NH Guidelines. Epoch Homes began emphasizing green construction in the late 1990's when they partnered with the Department of Energy on the Cambridge Co-Housing project, resulting in their first Platinum LEED certified project.

John Ela, Epoch CEO and owner stated, "Epoch continues to explore new technologies to make green building affordable and to simplify the process, encouraging our Builder Network to try new approaches. While building in a controlled factory environment is inherently greener than traditional site building, we try to go beyond that by offering new materials, insulation and wall systems."