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Overcoming silos and the entrenched status quo

EPLC: a consortium approach to integrative design

The Energy Positive Living Consortium (EPLC) is necessary since the combination of high-performance architectural design, hyper efficient and cost effective pre-fab manufacturing and automation, plus solar energy production, battery back-up, grid interactive software and control systems, are beyond the scope of any one company. They are all, however, essential in creating a final product that can significantly impact the twin goals of affordability and maximum carbon mitigation.

The foundation of EPL is maximum energy efficient architectural design, based on the work our cofounder Andreas Benzing, CPHD, LEED AP, who has over a decade of completed, proven, measurable high-performance home projects.

This design strategy is based on the science of passive house and has consistently produced 80%-90% more energy efficient performance compared with BAU. These results were obtained by using extensive enhancements to traditional stick-frame building methods.

In order to accelerate, scale and improve on this proven outcome, EPLC will extend the depth, breath and most of all efficiency, through integrative collaboration.

Fractalize™ uses layers of (sub-panel sized) “sections” or “fractals” to be produced in an off-site factory (TTRF™), yielding a kit-of-parts, which are then assembled on-site by a small crew, without heavy machinery.

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