Marmol Radziner Prefab‘s Desert House is an interesting new concept in the world of prefabricated homes. Like other prefabs, these homes are assembled entirely in the factory and they offer turnkey services overseeing the entire process from design to delivery so that no additional contractor is required. What makes these prefabs unique is that they offer a more "environmentally-friendly" alternative. As they state on their site,
"We create our prefab homes with the environment in mind and have designed them to achieve LEED certification. For long-term sustainability, the module structures are made from recycled steel. The homes employ other green materials, including Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs), FSC-certified wood, low VOC Green Seal paint, solar panels, and more. Floor-to-ceiling windows capture natural light, while expansive decks provide shade for passive cooling and promote the best of indoor/outdoor living."
Prefabrication is popular among builders for the speed at which homes can be delivered and the low on-site labor inputs required. From an environmental perspective among other benefits, it limits unnecessary material waste associated with on-site construction.