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Seattle’s First Deep-Green Modular Project By Greenfab

How Tight Should we Seal our Homes?

There has been a bit of controversy as of late as to “how tight is too tight” regarding a building envelope. “A home needs to breathe,” some have said. While the building science community agrees with this thought, they disagree with the notion that we should let the mistakes of our contractors or the failure of our products be the cause of our homes’ breathability.

Washington State’s First Certified LEED Platinum, Modular Home

Greenfab was awarded LEED Platinum certification by USGBC for achievement in green homebuilding and design. This is Washington State’s first ever certified LEED Platinum, modular home.  LEED for Homes is a green home certification program that rewards homes that are designed and built to be energy- and resource-efficient and more healthy and durable for the…

Greenfab’s Modular Prefab Model Home

Seattle’s first ever targeted LEED Platinum prefab home was open to the public from March 2nd to March 27th of 2011 but the owners have since moved in to enjoy their new home.  Learn more about OUR HOMES and  VIEW MORE PHOTOS HERE! Dining Room Main Floor Main Living Room Kitchen Kitchen with Ecotop recycled…

Greenfab Opens Prefab, Modular Home with a BANG!

February 17th marked a big day for the Greenfab team as we opened up our first targeted LEED Platinum modular home in Seattle.  Go to the GREENFAB FACEBOOK page to view more photos of the home and the party. The event was filled with positive energy and optimism as people saw for the first time…

Greenfab Blower Door Test: Heat Transfer

A blower door is a diagnostic tool designed to measure the airtightness of buildings. and to help locate air leakage sites. A blower door consists of a calibrated fan for measuring an airflow rate, and a pressure-sensing device to measure the air pressure created by the fan flow. The combination of pressure and fan-flow measurements…

Greenfab Blower Door Test: Air Flow

A blower door is a diagnostic tool designed to measure the airtightness of buildings. and to help locate air leakage sites. A blower door consists of a calibrated fan for measuring an airflow rate, and a pressure-sensing device to measure the air pressure created by the fan flow. The combination of pressure and fan-flow measurements…

Greenfab Blower Door Test: Overview

A blower door is a diagnostic tool designed to measure the airtightness of buildings. and to help locate air leakage sites. A blower door consists of a calibrated fan for measuring an airflow rate, and a pressure-sensing device to measure the air pressure created by the fan flow. The combination of pressure and fan-flow measurements…

Greenfab Blower Door Test: How It Works

A blower door is a diagnostic tool designed to measure the airtightness of buildings, and to help locate air leakage sites. A blower door consists of a calibrated fan for measuring an airflow rate, and a pressure-sensing device to measure the air pressure created by the fan flow. The combination of pressure and fan-flow measurements…

Greenfab Project Video 10: Rainscreen Siding

Greenfab Project Video 9: Spray Foam Insulation

Rainscreen and Siding go up on the Model Home

Project Day 100:  Since the modules were installed on the Greenfab Model Home, work quickly started to finish and button-up the home.  Once the six separate modules were secured together and sealed from moisture, the crew began to install the structure for a rainscreen.  A rainscreen is designed to prevent moisture entry by equalizing the…

Time-Lapse Video 3 of Modular Home Installation

The following time lapse video is of the installation of Greenfab’s first LEED Platinum, modular home in Seattle. Southwest Point of View.

Time-Lapse Video 2 of Modular Home Installation

The following time lapse video is of the installation of Greenfab’s first LEED Platinum, modular home in Seattle. Southwest Point of View.

Time-Lapse Video 1 of Modular Home Installation

The following time lapse video is of the installation of Greenfab’s first LEED Platinum, modular home in Seattle.

Crane Cam: Installation of a Prefab, Modular Home

The following video is of the installation of Greenfab’s first LEED Platinum, modular home in Seattle.