37. Landmark: How to make a more energy efficient home with robots

Tags: Energy Efficiency

Published April 3, 2013

Blog: Beyond manufactured homes: How robots and innovation are making the home building process more efficient

It wasn’t very long ago that the whole idea of a net-zero home seemed exotic, futuristic and oh yes, expensive. Well, they don’t have to be.

By 2015, the Landmark Group of Builders says all of its new homes will be net-zero ready. Already Landmark homes have an EnerGuide rating of 82 to 84 and if things go as planned Landmark will make its average home EnerGuide 88 to 89 by 2015. A home rated this high is so air tight and energy efficient that it requires only a small amount of energy production to make it net-zero.

In 2012, the average Landmark Group of Builders home built in Alberta had an EnerGuide rating of 82 and if things go as planned Landmark will make its average home EnerGuide 88 or 89 by 2015. A home rated this high is so air tight and energy efficient that it requires only a small amount of energy production to make it net-zero.

A few weeks ago I toured the Landmark Building Solution facility in Edmonton. That’s really a fancy name for house factory – it’s a spotless, robot-filled showpiece to energy conservation and was more than impressed with the company’s attention to detail and high building standards.

CEO Reza Nasseri is an engineer with a penchant for pushing the limits. He got the inspiration for developing a new way of building homes while touring Germany 20 years ago.  More…

Podcast: Landmark builds homes indoors to save energy both in construction and with the final product

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Reza Nasseri, the CEO of the Landmark Group of Builders, thinks the tradional house building process is a bit of a dog's breakfast. He likens it to Ford dumping 15,000 parts off in your garage and you having to hire a mechanic to put it all together. At Landmark they have an indoor house production facility that not only saves energy in the building process but they are building some of the most energy efficient new homes in the province of Alberta. Learn how they do it this week on Green Energy Futures. 

 
Extras

Video: Construction Productivity Skyrockets With Landmark Home's Prefab House Factory - Productivity Alberta

Early days in the house factory concept - CBC 

Landmark Building Solutions

NetZero (Ready) Home Design and Demonstration for Production Housing proposal - CCEMC