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Modular Construction with Solar Applications (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania)

Modular Goes Solar

Genesis by Champion is incorporating components into its modular building process for solar applications to offer customers energy savings of 80-90 percent on homes in rural Gettysburg.
 

 

The modular installation process is environmentally friendly, with 80 percent of the home constructed off-site.

Client

Don Bradley, Solar Strategies, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Project Type

Solar Modular

Project Scope

  • 14 single family homes
  • Architecturally appropriate design
  • Passive solar applications designed into the modular building process

Builder

New Era Homes of Pennsylvania

Challenge

Design architecturally appropriate homes that integrate solar products into modular production and allow the greatest number of energy efficient options to be added on-site.

Solution

  • Genesis incorporated patented solar brackets, conduits within walls, and additional south facing windows
  • Genesis manufacturing process yields an energy efficient home with minimal seams and areas of potential infiltration
  • Genesis homes were so successful for solar builder that he chose them for 38 townhouses in Philadelphia
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