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Homes by Vanderbuilt: Prefab Housing is Green, Energy-Efficient Alternative

SANFORD, N.C., Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Prefab housing and the green movement may not go hand in hand, at least not in the minds of the average consumer, but one author is seeking to change that. The Washington Post recently highlighted the works of author Sheri Koones, who has penned four volumes addressing the prefabricated housing industry, and arguing that prefab homes are ultimately more logical, efficient, and environmentally-friendly than traditional construction models. Naturally, her work has won vigorous praise from many members of the prefab housing industry, including the North Carolina-based Homes by Vanderbuilt.

Homes by Vanderbuilt has long specialized in prefab housing, a term that essentially denotes houses that are built off-site, then transported to a lot and assembled. Prefab houses are held to the same building code standards as more conventional housing models, but they also offer some key differences. According to Koones, the prefab movement just makes more sense. She tells The Washington Post, by way of example, that the average consumer would much prefer an automobile to be manufactured in a climate-controlled factory by skilled professionals, not assembled on the consumer's own driveway. The same principle is true of homes, as well, says Koones.

Her comments have won the affirmation of Homes by Vanderbuilt, which has responded with a new statement to the press. "The attitude expressed by Ms. Koones goes a long way toward summarizing our own beliefs in the inherent value of prefabricated housing," says the Homes by Vanderbuilt statement. "The process allows for unique standards of quality control and construction excellence. There is a misunderstanding about prefab housing, that it is somehow inferior as product, but that could not be further from reality."

Koones, meanwhile, says that prefabricated modular homes are not only more logical and more appealing to the consumer, but they are also better for the environment. Specifically, she tells The Washington Post that there is much less waste in the construction process, and that when there is waste, it is much easier to recycle it into other homes. Additionally, Koones says that prefab homes are not exposed to the elements during their construction, which means there are fewer problems with mold, rot, and other elemental forces.

Homes by Vanderbuilt agrees with the author's assessment. "At Homes by Vanderbuilt, environmental responsibility is one of our biggest concerns, and one of the things we love most about working in this industry," the statement says. "We are proud of the chance to offer consumers high-quality homes while also helping do our part in preserving the natural world."

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Homes by Vanderbuilt constructs prefabricated modular and double wide homes. In doing so, the company provides the opportunity of homeownership to Americans living in North Carolina, southern Virginia, and the northern region of South Carolina. Homes by Vanderbuilt provides living spaces that are built one section at a time and monitored closely by a peerless quality control department. Once the modules are complete, they are transported to the property of the homeowner. Homes by Vanderbuilt is proud to provide an avenue of homeownership to its customers.

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