Vancouver, Canada (PRWEB) April 13, 2010
FAB-HOMES ™, a new Passive House design studio based in Vancouver, Canada, has won Treehuggers “Best of Green” Readers Choice Award 2010 in the category Design and Architecture.
Treehugger is the leading green media outlet in North America with over 3.5 Million visitors per month, dedicated to driving sustainability mainstream. The 2nd annual “Best of Green” Awards highlight the individuals and organizations that are pushing the green movement forward and who rise above business-as-usual in search of a better way. (http://www.treehugger.com)
Released earlier this year, Fab-homes™ showcases a unique selection of pre-designed, modern dwellings planned along the principles of Passive House Design and Sustainable Architecture, designed to consume up to 90% less energy for heating, cooling and building operation. Featuring superior insulation and ultra air tightness, compact, flexible design and passive systems such as solar gains, these Eco-homes aim to maintain a comfortable temperature in winter and summer without or only little active heating and cooling. Several models are now also available as Pre-fabs in the US and Canada.
Fab-homes™ is offering affordable ready-to-go design packages and custom architectural design services, also providing the option to work with one of the regional builder partners on constructing the Passive Houses. The extensive list of green building options include a highly efficient heat recovery ventilation system, triple pane passive windows, rainwater harvesting and grey water recycling system, solar photovoltaic and solar hot water panels, green roof gardens, the use of renewable, low-VOC materials throughout the design and many more.
Inspired by the modern Passive House architecture in Europe, Fab-homes™ architectural designers Silvia Steurer and Marc MacCaull are already working on the next projects: a Passive Town home and Passive Multifamily concept for builders and developers to be released in late spring.
Please visit http://www.fab-homes.com for more information.