Shipping Container Homes Book Series – Book 66| By admin | Category: Free Tutorial, Profiled ISBU Project
Following the incredible popularity of our digital book series – The Most Influential Shipping Container Homes Ever Built – we have decided to release a number of expanded titles for 2015 showcasing in greater detail some of the best in Container based Construction from around the World.
Book 66 – Alternative Housing Construction Methods Comparison – Texas
Today’s featured Container Home Project was constructed by collaboration between the San Antonio Alternative Housing Corporation (SAAHC), the UTSA College of Architecture and the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs as a part of a study into the Energy Efficiency of Four different Construction Methods including: Traditional wood frame, shipping containers (as used on trains and ships), Structural Insulated Panels (SIP Panels) or Autoclaved Aerated Concrete Blocks (AAC Blocks).
Upon completion of the homes, the units will be monitored by the students to determine which homes are most energy efficient, and will do so under real living conditions. These homes will be available for rent to families of similar size to ensure an accurate comparison
All four homes will meet Level 1 criteria for the “Build San Antonio Green” program. There are four components to Level 1 criteria. They include: Energy, water, site and health. Some of the features of those components include: energy star rated home, all sink fixtures rated at 2.4 gallons per minute or less, landscaping only from SAWS approved plant list, and use carpet and rug institute’s green labeled carpet
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