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Dvele prefab, offgrid homes are dedicated towards the environment

Dvele prefab, offgrid homes are dedicated towards the environment

The exterior of a single-level home in a desert-like environment.

There are many ways to be sustainable in architecture. Homeowners have many options. One California-based builder places sustainability, technological, and health considerations at forefront of every design. The result is environmentally-friendly homes that serve fire-prone areas and cater to the needs of off-grid living.

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The exterior of a single-level home in a desert-like environment.

Dveles’ most recent project is a privately-owned house in Malibu’s gated community of Point Dume Club. Dvele was hired by the homeowner to prefabricate a home that could be powered by solar energy and resistant to fire in the event of a wildfire.

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The newly completed home joins a list of other homes built by the company. In December, the company announced plans to build and scale multifamily developments across California and Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, and New Mexico.

A home with open decks lit up at dusk.

Dvele uses high tech systems to prefabricate panels made of light-gauge, steel. This not only reduces the risk associated with lumber supply chain issues, but also allows for precise manufacturing using very little waste. Steel is very resistant to fire and can be used quickly without causing any site damage.

Large windows in a kitchen looking out on the coast.

Dvele homes are designed to be energy efficient and have triple-pane windows, doors, lighting, and electronics. A battery storage system is also included in each home, which provides backup power in case of a power cut or fire. It is possible to make homes completely off-grid.

Large windows in a kitchen looking out on the coast.

Clean air delivery system monitors air quality and makes adjustments to provide fresh, filtered air throughout a house. This helps to improve the health of the inhabitants. The smart system filters contaminants as they enter the house and as they are created by activities like cooking.

Dvele is also developing systems that reduce dependence on natural gas.

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