US-based Greenfab received LEED Platinum certification from the US Green Building Council for its contributions in green building and design. The US Green Building Council awards LEED for Homes certification for homes that are designed and built to be made energy efficient and healthy for those living there.
The certification process includes stringent procedures such as Home Energy Rating and onsite inspections to ensure that homes are built in such a manner that they save water, energy and contribute positively towards the surrounding environment.
The prefabricated modular home from Greenfab is the first to be awarded this certificate in the State of Washington. The modular home is part of the 1300 series now being offered by Greenfab. Modular homes offered by the company result in lesser utility bills, lesser insurance rates and better government incentives. Construction of a modular home is much faster than regular homes and they are much healthier. This certification however, was awarded to a particular modular home located in Jackson Place, Seattle, which covers an area of 1,870 sqft. The three bedroom house uses double glazed windows with a U value of 0.35 and energy star appliances. It also uses heat pump electric heating, energy recovery ventilation, digital monitoring system to provide real time information about the weather and usage of water and energy, wiring for solar panels, three water storage tanks of 300 gal each and rain water harvesting.