Wednesday, 22 December 2010

The Canuhome Prefab Residence

The Canuhome Prefab Residence is a 20 by 50 ft. exhibit of an 850 sq. ft. prefab residence, including a kitchen and dining room, living room, bathroom and bedroom. The Canuhome is designed for young couples, seniors, singles and small families; it can fit into rear gardens or on rooftops of buildings for city dwellers, and in the countryside for green fields aficionados.

This traveling exhibit brings together a diverse group of partners in order to stimulate more sustainable, universal and affordable prefab housing solutions for Canadians. “It’s high time we all start decreasing our utility bills and improving indoor air quality while helping the environment on our quest for a better life…”

Designed by IwB, the Canuhome is a full-size home that draws design inspiration from CMHC's EQulibrium, Healthy HousingTM and FlexhousingTM Initiatives, is constructed using Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified wood products, and therby meets LEED standards. Features include:
- Improved indoor air and environment quality;
- Reduced ecological footprint through energy, water and resource efficiency;
- Universal, accessible and adaptable design to meet changing needs;
- Inherent affordability - last longer, less costly to operate, eligible for green financing.

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