GroHome is a building concept that enables the quick setup of a core dwelling structure that can then be easily expanded as the need arises.
Co-founded by groundbreaking sustainability experts Pliny Fisk III and Conley Giles, GroHomes are light gauge steel sequential building systems designed to be free standing or attached to an existing structure. Fully customizable, the ADA-compliant homes allow for sequential growth over time as the homeowner's needs change. Each home maximizes efficiency by effectively distributing utility infrastructure and sustainably using resources and energy. These efficiencies maximize cost-effectiveness when compared with other forms of manufactured housing, potentially saving up to $100,000 per home.
One version, the ADAptable GroHome concept was developed as part of an initiative for Americans to do their part to support disabled veterans. Community leaders and activists can launch crowdfunding campaigns to acquire a GroHome for a local injured veteran.
--The installation of the US patented KE Module (www.kemodule.com) as the single central core utility delivery system for mechanical HVAC, electrical and plumbing systems is a highly efficient and sustainable approach to the design of the interior space in the Adaptable Gro Home 2.
--Additionally, photovoltaic solar panels, foam insulation and rain water harvesting concepts are employed.
--Further "greening up" research will continue at the Center for Maximum Building Systems where the structure will be re-erected and available to tour in the future
Watch an informational video at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8ocLyJy80o.