A proposed microgrid community of modular net zero homes
This YouTube video is a presentation we just did for a community development group in Virginia interested in developing a new neighborhood of high performance net zero energy homes. Our concept is based upon using a combination of several basic modular designs to create both single family homes and duplexes. We show them with both contemporary and traditional appearances.
The construction approach is based upon the prototype modular Passive House we completed with Housing Initiatives Partnership in 2015.
The video begins moving down the existing street, which has existing concrete affordable housing units on the right as you drive down it. We make a U-turn at the end of the street and begin back up the sidewalk, passing two existing modern houses sandwiched in with our new single family modular homes. We then go down the new street, passing a mixture of contemporary and traditional modular duplexes. Coming back up that street we pass the day care/ training center, proposed as a cross-laminated timber structure, and then duck down the back alley to see the community garden and solar array for the community microgrid in the background.