Garrison-Architects: Net-Zero Modular Buildings

Garrison-Architects: Net-Zero Modular Buildings

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Cambria Bold
May 7, 2010

Garrison-Architects builds net-zero modular homes for a variety of settings and programs. Their buildings are constructed in factories in half the time that it takes for conventional building and, being net-zero, they're designed to use no more energy that they produce.

A few examples of current and upcoming construction projects include:

Red Hook Green: will be New York's first net zero energy, grid neutral building. Located in Red Hook, Brooklyn, the apartment building will also have a shop and garage with an electric vehicle charging station. Rooftop photovoltaic cells provide all the building's energy needs.

Nzinga Townhouses: utilizes wood modular construction to create affordable four story homes in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. The front facade is made up of a vertical green wall structured around balconies so that adjoining rooms receive privacy, light, cleansed air, and a garden view.

Tread Lightly House: is an extremely affordable wood framed modular structure that is designed to touch the earth very lightly and be totally independent of utility connections. High performance walls, windows, photovoltaic electrical generation, natural ventilation, water conservation, and a green roof all help to minimize its environmental footprint.

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