RELEASED TODAY, APRIL 15TH: Prefabulous World: Energy-Efficient and Sustainable Homes Around the Globe by Sheri Koones
The perception of some consumers and lenders when they hear the word ‘prefab’ or ‘modular’ house is like a double-wide trailer. Further from the truth, Author Sheri Koones writes to profile energy-efficient homes built from some type of prefab construction. Her latest book (released today) shares stunning international designs of homes that use prefab SIPs and other green and energy efficient materials to build new homes and remodel existing ones. Read more in Huffington Post’s recent article on Koones and her new book.
Due to a shortage of skilled labor, and a work force that doesn’t want to work outside in extreme conditions…prefabricated methods (modular, structural insulated panels, panelized construction, and more) are gaining ground in this country. And with energy efficiency becoming a growing concern, advanced materials and methods are being taken into consideration. As publisher Abrams Books points out,
“The rising cost of fuel and the growing commitment to protect the environment have sparked exciting innovations in prefab home construction. Showcasing the unlimited possibilities offered by prefabrication to build incredibly energy-efficient, green homes, Prefabulous World features sophisticated examples of eco-friendly home design in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Canada, the United States, England, Germany, South Africa, and beyond. With floor plans, multiple images of the exterior and interior of each home, and an extensive resource section listing architects, builders, and suppliers, this book is a vibrantly illustrated yet practical guide that reveals how living in a beautiful, well-built, energy-efficient home is achievable for us all.”
Premier SIPs Project Included in Koones’ Prefabulous World Book:
We are very excited that our Montana farmhouse SIPs project was included in Koones book. See more on this project and how farm living and great architecture go hand-in-hand.
Koones has several books on the subject on prefabrication. Her previous books include House About It, Modular Mansions, Prefabulous, and Abram’s Prefabulous + Sustainable and Prefabulous + Almost off the Grid. She won the prestigious Robert Bruss Real Estate Book Award from NAREE in 2008, 2011, and 2013. Koones is also a columnist for Home Resource Guide and a freelance writer and speaker