As we have been writing a series about green prefab homes, the timing could be no better for the release of “Prefabulous World – Energy Efficient and Sustainable Homes Around the Globe,” a new book by Sheri Koones.

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As we have been writing a series about green prefab homes, the timing could be no better for the release of “Prefabulous World – Energy Efficient and Sustainable Homes Around the Globe,” a new book by Sheri Koones.

Also, with Earth Day soon to be observed, the subject matter for this writing involves targeted concerns for homebuilders worldwide such as energy efficiency and sustainability. As publisher Abrams Books points out,

“The rising cost of fuel and the growing commit­ment to protect the environment have sparked exciting innovations in prefab home construction. Showcasing the unlimited possibilities offered by prefabrication to build incredibly energy-efficient, green homes, Prefabulous World features sophisticated examples of eco-friendly home design in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Canada, the United States, England, Germany, South Africa, and beyond. With floor plans, multiple images of the exterior and interior of each home, and an extensive resource section listing architects, builders, and suppliers, this book is a vibrantly illustrated yet practical guide that reveals how living in a beautiful, well-built, energy-efficient home is achievable for us all.”

Author Koones has considerable expertise on the subject of prefabrication. Her previous books include “From Sand Castles to Dream Houses,” “House About It” and “Modular Mansions.” She won the prestigious Robert Bruss Real Estate Book Award from NAREE in 2008, 2011, and 2013. Koones is also a columnist for Home Resource Guide and a freelance writer and speaker.

About this book, Koones writes,”The 32 houses profiled in this new book are true inspirations because they were built with great forethought, sensitivity and practicality. All of the homeowners, builders and architects not only considered environmental issues in building these houses, but also budgetary issues – in all cases attempting to build the houses for the least amount of money with the least amount of waste and the most efficiency.” 

Pick up this 300-page book. You’ll be glad you did.

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