Creating a new, high performance, prototype to Re_build communities following natural disasters.
Following the devastation of a community, it is important to rebuild stronger and smarter. The Re_home accomplishes both goals through careful planning and execution.
A super insulated, double-layered envelope minimizes thermal transfer between the interior and exterior, drastically reducing the energy needs of the home. Glazing on the home is kept to a minimum, and when used is carefully placed and strategically shaded to control solar gains and maximize daylighting.
The house is also built stronger to be prepared for the next disaster. Spray foam insulation on the interior of the home stiffens the structure and increased structural support in the roof and walls prepares the house to handle high loads brought on by both summer and winter disasters.