The company LivingHomes has launched their first sustainable, LEED platinum prefab home back in 2013. They have also partnered with the non-profit Make It Right organization and architect William McDonough with whom they have created the so-called C6 home, which is an affordable LEED Platinum certified home, which also meets the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star standard.
The company has also developed their own 6-point sustainable home standard, called the Z6 program, which, according to them, will serve to better showcase the C6 homes’ performance.
The Z6 program can be used to measure how close each of the C6 homes gets to being zero energy, zero emissions, zero carbon, zero water, zero waste and “zero ignorance.” The homes graded using this standard get a percentage score based on all of these factors, while the overall score of 85 percent or above is considered acceptable.
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