Materials & Technology

New modular homes to include green technology

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 10:30

There are many specific sectors within the real estate industry that are shifting to the use of green and sustainable technology. This move is occurring not only due to a preference by many consumers for environmentally-safe products, but also because of the cost benefits associated with energy efficiency.

According to Jetson Green, a new set of modular homes - prefabricated residences that are easily constructed - comes complete with green technology in order to entice buyers and remain competitive in the modern housing market. The use of sustainable materials and cost-cutting products makes a residence more attractive to homeowners, especially given the high prices that exist for energy.

The news source reported that the new line of homes feature low-flow fixtures, dual-flush toilets, a rain garden and three, 300-gallon storage basics that filter and treat greywater from showers, sinks, and the washing machine.

Along with the water-saving devices that are included in the homes, the residences also come wired with a digital monitoring system that collects and measures information related to usage of energy, weather and water.

According to Jetson Green, the homes feature a radiant heating system, helping to limit the amount of energy used in providing warmth to a residence.

Although radiant heating is more efficient than a conventional system, certain types of radiant products are more effective than others.

For instance, a Warmboard radiant heating system is the market's most energy efficient product, as its use of highly conductive aluminum tubing allows for the warmth to be dispersed around a home without requiring much energy.

This is due to the fact that the technology limits the water temperature that is needed to provide heat to the system, allowing for the homeowner to save on energy costs. This prospect is attractive to a family that is looking for long-term savings.