While here at PLACE we celebrate all paths to sustainable housing! When one thinks of sustainable construction, the first materials that typically come to mind are recycled plastic or solar panels. However, there is a sustainable material that is often overlooked, and it’s a material that has been used for centuries: timber.
High housing costs, urbanization, and growing environmental concerns are driving many individuals towards alternative housing solutions – one such option that’s gaining traction in recent years is tiny homes. The idea of living in compact quarters may seem daunting to some, but tiny homes are proving to be an affordable and eco-friendly solution for many. In this blog post, we’ll explore the role of tiny homes in addressing the issues of housing affordability and environmental sustainability, and analyze some popular tiny home models such as Escape Traveller, Land Ark RV, and Tru Form.
The construction industry has been around as long as human civilization, but it has changed vastly over centuries. The traditional methods of constructing houses have seen different variations through the years, but none has caused a disruption as significant as 3D printed houses. The technology is transforming the construction industry, leaving a minimal environmental footprint while yielding fast and affordable construction. This blog explores the trend of 3D printed houses in North America and the rest of the world, focusing on BioHome 3D, Icon Build, and Mighty Buildings.
In recent years, billionaire investor Warren Buffett has made waves in the investment world with his ambitious venture into the modular housing market. His acquisition of Clayton Homes, one of the biggest makers of manufactured homes in the US, has signaled his commitment to this sector as well as its potential for growth.
The construction industry is evolving rapidly, and more businesses are turning to B Corps as a way of demonstrating their commitment to sustainability. Becoming a certified B Corp is an important step for companies that want to show they care about the environment while still providing top-notch products and services. Doing so signals customers that these companies are interested in creating positive change within the industry, leading the charge for sustainable construction practices.
As the world continues to grapple with its impact on the environment, net zero homes are becoming an increasingly attractive solution. These homes use renewable energy sources to offset their total energy use over a period of time. In this blog, we’ll explore what exactly net zero homes are, how they can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and why they’re such a great option for sustainable living.
Housing has seen a dramatic shift over the past few decades, from traditional construction methods to modern, sustainable solutions. Net zero housing, sustainable housing, modular housing, and affordable housing are some options available to today’s homeowners.