Efficiency stems from two aspects of our home design: the shape of The Haven®, and smaller energy systems needed to maintain The Haven®.
Efficiency begins in production. The interior 1550 sq ft is entirely enclosed by 40 interlocking, 12′ sided triangular panels. These 12′ panels are manufactured at this size specifically to maximize the use of standard materials, 8′ and 4′.
Next, the erection of these 40 panels into The Haven® shell is quick and efficient (up to one week), eliminating material and resource intensive on-site construction. This shell encloses the entire 1550 sq ft home using 30% less material than a conventional rectangular shaped house of the same square footage.
Once the home is built, The Haven® then begins its next stage of efficiency: maintaining a temperate interior climate. Energy efficiency is first maximized by the low surface to air ratio of exterior walls thanks to the dome-like shape. This means that there is less square footage that has contact with the outside climate, which in turn means less direct heat exchange. Overall, this means a much smaller HVAC system.
Finally, a centralized mechanical core streamlines the utility and HVAC runs, shortening the material needed to outfit a house and limiting energy loss. Not only do these factors cut the structure’s upfront cost, but also significantly cut the energy required to function over its lifetime